Katharine Ross

Movie Actress

Katharine Ross was born in Hollywood, California, United States on January 29th, 1940 and is the Movie Actress. At the age of 84, Katharine Ross biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Katharine Juliet Ross
Date of Birth
January 29, 1940
United States
Place of Birth
Hollywood, California, United States
84 years old
Zodiac Sign
$5 Million
Actor, Author, Children's Writer, Film Actor, Screenwriter, Stage Actor, Television Actor, Writer
Katharine Ross Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

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Hair Color
Dark brown
Eye Color
Light brown
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Katharine Ross Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Las Lomas High School, Walnut Creek, California, United States (1957); Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, California, United States
Katharine Ross Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Joel Fabiani ​ ​(m. 1960; div. 1962)​, John Marion ​ ​(m. 1964; div. 1967)​, Conrad Hall ​ ​(m. 1969; div. 1974)​, Gaetano Lisi ​ ​(m. 1974; div. 1979)​, Sam Elliott ​(m. 1984)​
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Katharine Ross Life

Katharine Juliet Ross (born January 29, 1940) is an American film and stage actress and author.

Elaine Robinson appeared in The Graduate (1967), for which she received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress; as Etta Place in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), for which she received a BAFTA Award for Best Actress; and in The Stepford Wives (1975).

In 1976, she became the first female winner of the Golden Globe for Voyage of the Damned (1976).

Early life

Ross was born in Los Angeles, California, on January 29, 1940, when her father, Dudley Tying Ross (1906-1981), was serving in the Navy. He had previously worked with the Associated Press in New York. Katherine Mullen (1909-1993), Ross' mother, was born in Oklahoma and had lived in Indiana and Oregon before moving to San Francisco. In 1937, she married Ross' father. The family later settled in Walnut Creek, Texas.

Ross was an avid horse rider in her youth and was friends with rodeo rider Casey Tibbs. In 1957, she graduated from Las Lomas High School. Ross attended Santa Rosa Junior College for one year, where she was introduced to acting through a production of The King and I. She dropped out of the program and moved to San Francisco to study acting.

She joined The Actors Workshop and spent three years with them. She appeared nude on stage in Jean Genet's The Balcony for one role.

Personal life

Ross has married five times. In 1960, she married Joel Fabiani, her college sweetheart, but the marriage lasted just two years before ending in divorce.

In 1964, she married John Marion, her second husband, but they were divorced in 1967.

Ross married Conrad Hall, the film's cinematographer, after finishing Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969. In 1973, the two were divorced.

After making The Stepford Wives, Gaetano "Tom" Lisi married her in 1974; they met when he was a chauffeur and technician on the set. They divorced in 1979.

In 1984, Ross married Sam Elliott. They co-starred in the 1978 supernatural horror film The Legacy. They had collaborated on Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and after being reacquainted with the production of The Legacy, they married in May 1984, four months before Cleo Rose Elliott's birth.


Katharine Ross Career


Cordelia was played by John Houseman as Cordelia in a King Lear stage performance in 1964.

She began participating in television series in Los Angeles while attending the Workshop in order to make extra money. She was brought by Metro, but Universal picked her up.

Ross auditioned for a role in the film West Side Story (1961), but was not selected for a role. Sam Benedict was her first television appearance.

Ross was signed by Wally Hiller, and in 1964, she appeared in episodes of Kraft Suspense Theatre, The Lieutenant, Arrest and Trial, The Virginian, The Great Adventure, Ben Casey, Mr. Novak, Wagon Train, and The Edward Hitchcock Hour ("Dividing Wall") as well as playing Heath Barkley opposite Lee Majors on The Big Valley (Season 1, Episode 7-"Winner Loses All"). "She was screen tested for The Young Lovers."

Shenandoah, Ross' first film appearance in 1965, when she played James Stewart's daughter-in-law. She appeared on television shows including The Loner, The Wild West, and The Road West as a guest on The Loner. MGM placed her in an unidentified television pilot that told Bible stories. Samantha Eggar, an American woman, has signed a long-term contract with Universal.

"I didn't want a job in the movies, but a lot of people pushed me to do it," she later said.

MGM borrowed her for supporting roles in The Singing Nun (1966) and Mister Buddwing (1966).

Ross appeared in a television film called The Longest Miles (1967), then co-starred in Curtis Harrington's psychological thriller, Games (1967) with Simone Signoret and James Caan, which she later described as "terrible."

In Mike Nichols' comeback story The Graduate (1967), opposite Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, Ross' breakthrough role was Elaine Robinson. Ross was just eight years younger than Bancroft, who played her mother in the film. Signoret had recommended she to director Nichols. Ross is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in this film, as she reaches her fourth birthday. "I'm not a movie actress,... the whole system is dying, and I'd like to help it along," Ross said while reflecting on her coveted accolades at the time.

"I sent everything in town, but Universal won't loan me out," she later reported. After eight months in Hellfighters (1968), she played John Wayne's daughter who adores Jim Hutton.

Ross was portrayed as a Native American woman in Universal's western film Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969), starring Robert Redford. In August 1968, she signed a new deal with Universal to produce two films a year for seven years. She starred in many films (including Jacqueline Bisset's appearance in Bullitt) before accepting the role of Etta Place in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), co-starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, which was another big commercial success. For her role in the film, she was paid $175,000. Ross received the BAFTA Award for Best Actress for her roles in Both Tell Them Willie Boy is Here and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin, two other actresses to Jacqueline Bisset, were both barred from Universal in the spring of 1969 for refusing to be a stewardess in Airport. Ross eventually dropped out of her Universal deal, but she did not come out to Play It As It Lays later that day, when it was an Universal product. Rather, she played a starring role in the drama Fools (1970) opposite Jason Robards.

After marrying cinematographer Conrad Hall, Ross dropped out of Hollywood for a while. She appeared in Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972) with James Garner, and Chance and Violence (1974) with Yves Montand. She has appeared in many more roles, including a role in The Towering Inferno.

Ross, the king of stage acting, returned to Los Angeles' tiny playhouses for the majority of the 1970s. "I'm aware that I have the reputation for being difficult," she later said.

One of her best-known roles came in 1975's film The Stepford Wives, for which she briefly appeared in The Guardian and gained the Saturn Award for Best Actress.

In a 1976 ABC television film Wanted: The Sundance Woman, a sequel to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, she reprised the role of Etta Place. Ross received her second Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1977, a doomed ocean liner carrying Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany. She appeared in The Betsy (1978) and The Swarm (1978). Ross co-starred opposite Sam Elliott in the supernatural horror film The Legacy (1978), portraying a woman who is subjected to an ancestral curse at an English estate. Ross had previously worked with Elliott on Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Ross starred in numerous television films, including Murder by Natural Causes in 1979, Death in Texas (1981) and Marian Rose White (1982). She appeared in The Last Countdown (1980) and Wrong Is Right (1982), but she mainly concentrated on television shows: The Shadow Riders (1982), The Secret Headed Stranger (1986), and The Legend of Texas (1986) with Elliott.

She appeared in the 1980s television series The Colbys opposite Charlton Heston as Francesca Scott Colby, the mother of Dynasty crossover character Jeff Colby.

Ross co-wrote the script and appeared in Conagher (1991) with Sam Elliott, and A Climate for Killing (1991) and Home Before Dark (1997).

In Donnie Darko's 2001 cult classic Donnie Darko, she played Donnie's therapist. In the 2006 independent film Eye of the Dolphin, she appeared in Don't Let Go (2002), Capital City (2004), and Carly Schroeder's grandmother. Tumble & Slide (2015), she was also in Slip, Tumble & Slide.

In January 2015, she appeared at the Malibu Playhouse in the first of a series called A Conversation With, a Conversation With interview with Steven Gaydos. She appeared in Love Letters with Sam Elliott this February, as well as at the Malibu Playhouse.

Sam Elliott's ex wife appeared in The Hero, in which he appeared as an aging Western star in 2017.