Katharine Juliet Ross (born January 29, 1940) is an American film, stage, and television actress. Her accolades include one Academy Award nomination, one BAFTA Award, and two Golden Globe Awards. A native of Los Angeles, Ross spent most of her early life in the San Francisco Bay area.
Katharine Ross, Actress: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Katharine Juliet Ross was born January 29, 1940, in Hollywood, CA, to Katherine (née Washburn) and Dudley Tying Ross. Her father, who also worked as a reporter for the Associated Press, was a commander in the US Navy when she was born. His navy career shuttled the family around to Virginia, then Palo Alto, and finally to Walnut ...
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Katharine Juliet Ross was born on January 29, 1940 in Hollywood, California, to Katharine W. (Hall) and Dudley T. Ross. Her father, who also worked for the Associated Press, was away in the US Navy when she was born. His navy career shuttled the family around to Virginia, then Palo Alto, and finally to Walnut Creek, outside of San Francisco, where Ross grew up. Katharine's ancestry includes Scottish, German, Channel Islander (Guernsey), and English.
Ross graduated from Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek in 1957 and attended Diablo Valley College in the Bay Area, where she took part in her first onscreen work in a student film. Moving to San Francisco, into an apartment on Stockton Street above a grocery store, she began her acting career as an understudy in Actor's Workshop productions, and was soon auditioning for roles.
Work came quickly for Ross, at first mainly in television westerns, and indeed Westerns would make up the majority of her best-known work, her natural beauty being a strong asset in that genre. Her first film role was in the Civil War era Shenandoah (1965) starring James Stewart. Ross's career as a leading actress began in earnest in 1967, with her strong turn co-starring with James Caan and Simone Signoret in Games (1967), and with The Graduate (1967). Ross's performance as Elaine earned her a Supporting Actress Oscar nomination.
A disappointing, formulaic John Wayne vehicle, Hellfighters (1968), followed but she soon returned to form with two films with Robert Redford. As Etta Place in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Ross was part of the most memorable scene from that hit film, precariously perched barefoot on the bumper of that newfangled contraption, the bicycle, as Paul Newman's Butch Cassidy takes her for a ride. The compelling Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969) was less of a box office success but more highly regarded by the critics, and Ross won a BAFTA Award for her work as Lola, a Paiute Indian who flees with her boyfriend, played by Robert Blake, after he kills her father in self-defense.
Swept up into a whirlwind of fame, widely idealized as the symbol of beauty for the Woodstock generation, Ross had accomplished so much so quickly that it seemed her entire career had happened almost all at once, in that frenzy of activity between 1967 and 1969. Sure enough, there followed a long dry spell in which she was mostly cast in forgettable roles; her next strong film wasn't for another six years. In The Stepford Wives (1975), an intriguing black comedy-cum-horror film, Ross plays a independent, free-spirited wife newly relocated to a suburb where the other wives all seem to be just a little too perfect, too submissive; it was arguably her strongest performance to date, but Stepford Wives would prove to be but a temporary resurgence for Ross, and her work in the decade and a half to follow would include such star-studded duds as The Betsy (1978), and a return to TV, including a part in primetime soap opera The Colbys (1985). Along the way, however, Ross found love. After four failed marriages, she met her present husband Sam Elliott, while working on The Legacy (1978). The two actors married in 1984, and in the same year had a daughter, Cleo.
In 1991, Ross and Elliott adapted the Louis L'Amour novel, Conagher (1991), for television in a remarkably affecting Western tale which showcases both actors' remarkable talents. Ross continues to take roles on occasion and, as usual, her work is strong -- something that was sometimes overlooked in her youth due to her famous beauty. For instance, Ross turned up in Donnie Darko (2001), in a solid performance as Donnie's psychiatrist.
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Mar 03, 2021 · Katharine Ross and her 36 years of marriage with Sam Elliott. Five years later after her fourth divorce, she married her fifth husband, Sam Elliott. She is his first try at marriage, and evidently, he’s enjoying his beginner’s luck. A year after she walked down the aisle, Ross gave birth to their only child, Cleo Rose, on September 17, 1984 ...
Oct 10, 2017 · Katharine Ross's Net Worth. The Graduate fame actress, Katharine Ross has earned an astonishing net worth from her acting career. Her net worth is estimated to be $5 million. Ross earned $300,000 to $500,000 for her appearances in TV series and movies. She has worked on many box office hit movies such as. 1. The Final Countdown. Budget= $12 million
Mar 11, 2011 · Actress Katharine Ross has obtained a restraining order against her daughter, Cleo Rose Elliott, after the young woman repeatedly stabbed her in the arm with scissors, according to court documents ...
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Aug 10, 2020 · Hot & Sexy Pictures Of Katharine Ross. One of the most influential actresses of this era, Ross’s achievements cannot be easily put into few words. She is an American film, stage, and television actress. In her entire prolific career she has won many accolades such as- one BAFTA Award, and two Golden Globe Awards. She […]
Jul 23, 2020 · Katharine Ross burst onto the scene in ‘67 alongside Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate. The role earned her an Oscar nomination, a Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer, and catapulted her past the smaller roles she previously played in such films as Shenandoah” and Mister Buddwing.
Oct 04, 2018 · Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross met in 1978 and were married in 1984. They met while filming the horror movie, The Legacy. It was Ross’s fifth marriage, and Elliott’s first. They have one daughter, Cleo Rose, who is now 34. Relationships made in Hollywood aren't exactly know for their longevity, but Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross are one of ...
Nov 03, 2017 · The first is a 1992 interview with Hoffman in which he talks openly about pinching Katharine Ross’ ass. The second is a joint commentary in which Hoffman and Ross reminisce about that incident. And the third is Hoffman’s narration of the scene in which he touched Bancroft’s right breast while filming “The Graduate.”