Gordon, Ruth, 1896-1985

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1896-10-30
Death 1985-08-28
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Actress and playwright.

From the description of Ruth Gordon papers, 1924-1969 (bulk 1940-1969). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130956

Biographical Note

Ruth Gordon

  • 1896, Oct. 30: Born, Wollaston, Mass.
  • 1915: Appeared as Nibs in Peter Pan (play)
  • 1918: Married Gregory Kelly (died 1927)
  • 1936: Appeared as Margery Pinchwife in The Country Wife (play)
  • 1940: Appeared as Mary Todd Lincoln in Abe Lincoln in Illinois (film)
  • 1942: Married Garson Kanin
  • 1946: Wrote Years Ago (play)
  • 1949: Wrote Adam's Rib (film)
  • 1952: Wrote Pat and Mike (film)
  • 1953: Wrote The Actress (film based on play Years Ago)
  • 1955: Appeared as Dolly Levi in The Matchmaker (play)
  • 1965: Appeared as Mrs. Clover in Inside Daisy Clover (film)
  • 1968: Appeared as Minnie Castevet in Rosemary's Baby (film)
  • 1969: Won 1968 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Rosemary's Baby
  • 1971: Appeared as Maude in Harold and Maude (film)
  • 1978: Appeared as Ma Boggs in Every Which Way But Loose (film)
  • 1985, Aug. 28: Died, Edgartown, Mass.

Garson Kanin

  • 1912, Nov. 24: Born, Rochester, N.Y.
  • 1932 - 1933 : Attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, N.Y.
  • 1933: Appeared as Tommy Deal in Little Ol' Boy (play)
  • 1942: Married Ruth Gordon (died 1985)
  • 1946: Wrote Born Yesterday (play) Directed Years Ago (play)
  • 1949: Wrote Adam's Rib (film)
  • 1952: Wrote Pat and Mike (film)
  • 1955: Wrote and directed The Diary of Anne Frank (play)
  • 1964: Directed Funny Girl (play)
  • 1990: Married Marian Seldes
  • 1999, Mar. 13: Died, New York, N.Y.

From the guide to the Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin Papers, 1921-1993, (bulk 1940-1959), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Motion picture industry--United States
  • Theater--Production and direction
  • Theater--United States
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Symbolism
  • Motion picture plays, American
  • Fashion--United States
  • Drama--Stories, plots, etc
  • Theater--England--London
  • World War, 1939-1945--Theater and the war

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  • Theatrical producers
  • Motion picture directors
  • Theatrical directors
  • Actresses
  • Playwrights
  • Actors
  • Motion picture producers

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