Ruth Jones

Ruth Gordon Jones (1896 - 1985)

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Ruth Gordon Jones aka Kelly, Kanin
Born in Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.map
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Mother of [private son (1920s - unknown)]
Died in Edgartown, Massachusetts, U.S.map
Profile last modified | Created 1 Feb 2015 | Last significant change: 19 Nov 2018
14:21: Nicolas LaPointe edited the Biography for Ruth Gordon Jones (1896-1985). [Thank Nicolas for this]
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Biography

Ruth Jones is Notable.

Ruth Gordon Jones (October 30, 1896 – August 28, 1985), better known as Ruth Gordon, was an American film, stage, and television actress, as well as screenwriter and playwright.[1] Gordon began her career performing on Broadway at age nineteen, and later gained international visibility and critical acclaim for film roles in her seventies and eighties. Her later work included performances in Rosemary's Baby (1968), Harold and Maude (1971), and the Clint Eastwood films Every Which Way but Loose (1978) and Any Which Way You Can (1980).

She was the only child of Annie Tapley (née Ziegler) and Clinton Jones, a factory foreman who had been a ship's captain. She was baptized an Episcopalian.

Although her father was skeptical of her chances of success in a difficult profession, he took his daughter to New York in 1914, where he enrolled her in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

in 1920, she married Gregory Kelly. Kelly died of heart disease in 1927.

Gordon married second husband, writer Garson Kanin, who was 16 years her junior, in 1942. Gordon and Kanin collaborated on the screenplays for the Katharine Hepburn – Spencer Tracy films Adam's Rib (1949) and Pat and Mike (1952).

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Ruth Jones Image 1

Photograph of Gregory Kelly (Willie Baxter, holding Flopit) and Ruth Gordon (Lola Pratt) in Seventeen
Photograph of Gregory Kelly (Willie Baxter, holding Flopit) and Ruth Gordon (Lola Pratt) in Seventeen

Photo of playwright and director Garson Kanin and his wife, actress Ruth Gordon
Photo of playwright and director Garson Kanin and his wife, actress Ruth Gordon

Gregory Kelly with his wife, Ruth Gordon.
Gregory Kelly with his wife, Ruth Gordon.

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