Katharine Ross

Actor, Writer
A promising star of the mid-to-late 1960s, Katharine Ross first attracted attention as Anne Bancroft's daughter in Mike Nichols' "The Graduate" (1967). With her luxuriously long hair and delicate features, she perfectly ... Read more »
Born: 01/29/1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (47)

Eye of the Dolphin 2007 (Movie)

Lucy (Actor)

Movies That Shook the World 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Don't Let Go 2002 (Movie)

Charlene Stevens (Actor)

Dustin Hoffman: First in His Class 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Donnie Darko 2001 (Movie)

Dr. Lillian Thurman (Actor)

Paul Newman 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Robert Redford: Hollywood Outlaw 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

American Film Institute Salute to Dustin Hoffman 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

Home Before Dark 1998 (Movie)

Rose (Actor)

Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Paul Newman: Hollywood's Charming Rebel 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Stewart: Hometown Hero 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

A Climate For Killing 1990 (Movie)

Grace (Actor)

Tattle: When to Tell a Friend 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Colbys 1985 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Red-Headed Stranger 1986 (Movie)

Laurie (Actor)

Louis L'Amour's "The Shadow Riders" 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Travis McGee 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Wait Until Dark 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Wrong Is Right 1982 (Movie)

Sally Blake (Actor)

The Final Countdown 1980 (Movie)

Laurel Scott (Actor)

The Legacy 1979 (Movie)

Maggie Walsh (Actor)

The Betsy 1977 (Movie)

Sally Hardeman (Actor)

The Swarm 1977 (Movie)

Helena (Actor)

Voyage of the Damned 1976 (Movie)

Mira Hauser (Actor)

The Stepford Wives 1975 (Movie)

Joanna Eberhart (Actor)

Get to Know Your Rabbit 1972 (Movie)

Girl (Actor)

Le Hasard Et La Violence 1972 (Movie)

Constance (Actor)

They Only Kill Their Masters 1972 (Movie)

Kate (Actor)

Fools 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 (Movie)

Etta Place (Actor)

Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here 1969 (Movie)

Lola Boniface (Actor)

Games 1967 (Movie)

Jennifer Montgomery (Actor)

The Graduate 1967 (Movie)

Elaine Robinson (Actor)

Mister Buddwing 1966 (Movie)

Janet (Actor)

Shenandoah 1965 (Movie)

Ann Anderson (Actor)

The Singing Nun 1965 (Movie)

Nicole Arlien (Actor)

Conagher (TV Show)

Actor

Marian Rose White (TV Show)

Actor

Murder By Natural Causes (TV Show)

Actor

Murder in Texas (TV Show)

Actor

Origins of the Mafia (TV Show)

Actor

Rodeo Girl (TV Show)

Actor

The Longest Hundred Miles (TV Show)

Actor

Wanted: The Sundance Woman (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A promising star of the mid-to-late 1960s, Katharine Ross first attracted attention as Anne Bancroft's daughter in Mike Nichols' "The Graduate" (1967). With her luxuriously long hair and delicate features, she perfectly embodied the dream girl image the role required. Ross added impressive credits to her resume as the female lead in George Roy Hill's blockbuster "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969). As Etta Place, the woman in love with Redford's Sundance Kid, she skillfully negotiated the film's seriocomic tone. She and Redford worked together in "Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here" (also 1969), Abraham Polonsky's period drama about an American Indian (Robert Blake) who kidnaps his white lover (Ross) and is reluctantly pursued by the local sheriff (Redford). While her character was perhaps the least defined in the piece, Ross delivered a fine performance. avoiding cliche. While much of her subsequent film work was in sub-standard features, she gave strong performances in the modern whodunit "They Only Kill Their Masters" (1972) and the scary "The Stepford Wives" (1975). Perhaps her most notable performance may have been her award-winning supporting turn as the hooker daughter of Jewish refugees in "Voyage of the Damned" (1976). She was paired with future husband Sam Elliott in the misfire "The Legacy" (1979), after which her big screen career seemed to peter out. More recently, Ross was cast as the overly proper, somewhat fragile aunt of a young girl whose mother has attempted suicide in "Home Before Dark" (1997).

Relationships

Cleo Elliot

Daughter
Born Sept. 17, 1984; father, Sam Elliot

Sam Elliott Actor

Husband
Both acted in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969), but were not involved until they starred with Roger Daltrey in "The Legacy" (1978) Married May 1, 1984

Joel Fabiani Actor

Husband
Married Feb. 28, 1960 Divorced 1962

Conrad L. Hall Director of Photography

Husband
Married June 1, 1969 Divorced 1974

Gaetano Lisi Actor

Husband
Married Aug. 19, 1974 Divorced Dec. 31, 1979

John Marion

Husband
Married May 2, 1964 Divorced 1967

Dudley Ross

Father

EDUCATION

Santa Rosa College

Santa Rosa , California

Milestones

2007

Co-starred in the indie film, "Eye of the Dolphin"

2001

Played a psychiatrist treating the title character (Jake Gyllenhaal) in cult film, "Donnie Darko"

1997

Had featured role in "Home Before Dark"; screened at film festivals

1991

Co-wrote and starred in the TNT movie "Conagher"; fifth TV project with Elliott

1985

Had regular role as Francesca Scott Colby Hamilton in the ABC primetime soap opera "The Colbys"

1982

Appeared in first Louis L'Amour Western "The Shadow Riders" (CBS); starred opposite Elliott

1981

Co-starred with Elliott in "Murder in Texas", an NBC miniseries

1979

Starred opposite future husband Sam Elliott in "The Legacy"

1976

Reprised the role of Etta Place in the ABC movie "Wanted: The Sundance Woman" (retitled "Mrs Sundance Rides Again")

1976

Earned a Golden Globe for her role as the prostitute daughter of Jewish refugees in "Voyage of the Damned"

1975

Starred in the sci-fi horror film, "The Stepford Wives"

1968

Played probably her best known role, Etta Place, opposite Paul Newman and Robert Redford in George Roy Hill's "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"

1968

Acted opposite Redford in "Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here", blacklisted director Abraham Polonsky's first film in 21 years

1967

Nominated for an Oscar as Best Suporting Actress for her performance as Elaine Robinson in "The Graduate"

1965

Film acting debut in "Shenandoah"

1962

Joined San Francisco Workshop; appeared in "The Devil's Disciple" at The Balcony Theater (date approximate)

1962

TV acting debut, an episode of the NBC series "Sam Benedict"

Bonus Trivia

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Some sources give her birth year as 1942.

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