Ruth Gordon

Ruth Gordon

Highest Rated: 96% Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Lowest Rated: 0% Maxie (1985)

Birthday: Oct 30, 1896

Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts, USA

A distinguished stage actress through much of the first half of the century, Gordon was also a prolific playwright and screenwriter. Married to writer-director Garson Kanin in 1942, she collaborated with him on several George Cukor films, including the Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn classics "Adam's Rib" (1949) and "Pat and Mike" (1952).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zombie Bloodbath 3: Zombie Armageddon Tiffany (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 12% The Trouble With Spies Mrs. Arkwright (Character) $57K 1987
0% 26% Maxie Mrs. Lavin (Character) $2.6M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Delta Pi Mugsy (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy the Kid Bernice (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 67% Don't Go to Sleep Bernice (Character) - 1982
20% 45% Any Which Way You Can Senovia 'Ma' Boggs (Character) - 1980
84% 69% My Bodyguard Gramma (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 75% Scavenger Hunt Arvilla Droll (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boardwalk Becky Rosen (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perfect Gentlemen Mrs. Cavagnaro (Character) - 1978
37% 55% Every Which Way But Loose Ma (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prince of Central Park Mrs. Miller (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rosemary's Baby II Minnie Castevet (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Houdinis Cecilia Weiss (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 14% Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby Minnie Castevet (Character) - 1976
64% 57% The Big Bus Old Lady (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Isn't It Shocking? Marge Savage (Character) - 1973
85% 93% Harold and Maude Maude (Character) - 1971
90% 69% Where's Poppa? Mrs. Hocheiser (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice? Mrs. Dimmock (Character) - 1969
96% 87% Rosemary's Baby Minnie Castevet (Character) - 1968
33% 51% Inside Daisy Clover Mrs. Clover (Character) - 1965
60% 47% The Actress Writer,
Writer (Screenplay)
- 1953
67% 62% The Marrying Kind Writer - 1952
85% 68% Pat and Mike Screenwriter - 1952
96% 86% Adam's Rib Writer - 1949
75% 67% A Double Life Writer - 1947
No Score Yet 79% Edge of Darkness Anna Stensgard (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 71% Action in the North Atlantic Mrs. Sarah Jarvis (Character) - 1943
33% 30% Two-Faced Woman Miss Ruth Ellis, Larry's Secretary (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 71% Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Mrs. Ehrlich (Character) - 1940
83% 71% Abe Lincoln in Illinois Mary Todd Lincoln (Character) - 1940

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1983-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Taxi Dee Wilcox (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo Abigail Mitchell (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rhoda Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam's Rib Writer 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Writer 1957

QUOTES FROM Ruth Gordon CHARACTERS

Maude says: I feel that much of the world's sorrow comes from people who are *this*, [she points to a daisy] yet allow themselves to be treated as *that*

Maude says: I feel that much of the world's sorrow comes from people who are *this*, [she points to a daisy] yet allow themselves to be treated as *that*.

Maude says: Harold.....that monstrosity you purchased is an eyesore....and an enbarrassment.

Maude says: Harold.....that monstrosity you purchased is an eyesore....and an embarrassment.

Mrs. Chasen says: Harold.....that monstrosity you purchased is an eyesore....and an embarrassment.

Harold Chasen says: I love you!

Maude says: That's Wonderful! Go love some more.

Dr. Martin Stensgard says: This man is in no condition to talk.

Gunnar Brogge says: I could kill you for this (to the doctor).

Gunnar Brogge says: I could kill you for this. [to the doctor]

Dr. Martin Stensgard says: God help us, God help us all.

Anna Stensgard says: How many mornings are we going to say goodbye?

Gunnar Brogge says: If we are going to fight, we must be like steel.

Mrs. Hocheiser says: I'd know that tush anywhere!

Maude says: Harold, everyone has the right to make an arse of themselves. You can't let the world judge you too much.

Maude says: At one time I broke into pet shops to liberate the canaries, but I decided that was an idea way before its time. Zoos are full, prisons are overflowing . . . Ah, my! How the world still dearly loves a cage.

Maude says: You know, at one time, I used to break into pet shops to liberate the canaries. But I decided that was an idea way before its time. Zoos are full, prisons are overflowing... oh my, how the world still *dearly* loves a *cage.*

Maude says: L-I-V-E! Live! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.