Marion Ross

Actor
Although most television viewers knew Marion Ross from "Happy Days" (ABC, 1974-1985), the actress had already logged some twenty years on screen before landing the role of "Mrs. C" on the popular sitcom. Prior to the ... Read more »
Born: 10/25/1928 in Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Actor (89)

Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

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Chasing Life 2014 (Tv Show)

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Hot in Cleveland 2014 (Tv Show)

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Dear Dracula 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Keeping Up With the Randalls 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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Flower Girl 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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Superhero Movie 2008 (Movie)

Aunt Lucille (Actor)

Music Within 2007 (Movie)

Grandma (Actor)

Smiley Face 2007 (Movie)

Shirley (Actor)

Burke's Law 1968 - 1980, 1991 - 2001, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Hawaii Five-O 1968 - 1980, 1991 - 1995, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Love Boat: The Next Wave 1968 - 1980, 1991 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Out of Practice 1991 - 1993, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Promised Land 1968 - 1980, 1991 - 2001, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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The Drew Carey Show 1968 - 1980, 1991 - 2001, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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The John Larroquette Show 1991 - 1995, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1968 - 1980, 1991 - 2001, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Where There's a Will 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Happy Days 30th Anniversary Reunion 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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The 6th Annual Family Television Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Happy Days 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Woodrow Wilson 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Chicken Soup For the Soul 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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1998 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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67th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Ken Follett's The Third Twin 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Lake 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Last Best Sunday 1998 (Movie)

Mrs Larksmont (Actor)

Me and My Hormones 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The Evening Star 1996 (Movie)

Rosie Dunlop (Actor)

Danielle Steel's 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Sweet Justice 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The Boys Are Back 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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A Century of Women 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Brooklyn Bridge 1991 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Star-athon '92: A Weekend With the Stars 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The Happy Days Reunion 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The Love Boat: The Christmas Cruise 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Love Boat: The Shipshape Cruise 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Love Boat: Who Killed Maxwell Thorn? 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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You Are the Jury 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Alive and Well 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Sins of the Father 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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True Life Stories 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Pearl 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Survival of Dana 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Grand Theft Auto 1976 (Movie)

Vivian Hedgeworth (Actor)

Escape 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Love and the Happy Days 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Colossus: The Forbin Project 1970 (Movie)

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Paradise Bay 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

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The Outer Limits 1963 - 1965 (TV Show)

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Mrs. G. Goes To College 1961 - 1962 (TV Show)

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Blueprint For Robbery 1960 (Movie)

Young Woman (Actor)

Operation Petticoat 1959 (Movie)

Lieutenant Ruth Colfox (Actor)

Some Came Running 1958 (Movie)

Sister Mary Joseph (Actor)

Teacher's Pet 1958 (Movie)

Katy Fuller (Actor)

God Is My Partner 1957 (Movie)

Francis Denning (Actor)

Lust For Life 1956 (Movie)

Sister Clothilde (Actor)

The Proud and the Profane 1956 (Movie)

Joan (Actor)

Pushover 1954 (Movie)

Young Woman (Actor)

Secret of the Incas 1954 (Movie)

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The Glenn Miller Story 1954 (Movie)

Polly Haynes (Actor)

About Sarah (TV Show)

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Any Second Now (TV Show)

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Heebie Jeebies (TV Show)

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Just Like Us (Movie)

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Ladies and the Champ (TV Show)

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Midnight Offerings (TV Show)

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Skyward (TV Show)

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Star Tour Australia (TV Show)

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The Weekend Nun (TV Show)

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Where There's a Will (Movie)

Leslie Clyde Onstott (Actor)

Which Mother Is Mine? (TV Show)

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Biography

Although most television viewers knew Marion Ross from "Happy Days" (ABC, 1974-1985), the actress had already logged some twenty years on screen before landing the role of "Mrs. C" on the popular sitcom. Prior to the series, she was frequently seen as professional types - nurses, teachers, secretaries and the like - in countless television shows and feature films. After "Happy Days" ran its course in the 1984, she returned to regular guest appearances on TV, many of which alternately paid tribute to or spoofed her status as Beloved Television Mom, as well as stints on Broadway. A frequent Emmy nominee, she took home two Q Awards for her turn as a post-WWII Jewish mom in the short-lived "Brooklyn Bridge" (CBS, 1991-93), marking Ross as one of the more talented, but underappreciated actresses working in Hollywood.

Relationships

Jim Meskimen Actor

Son
Father, Freeman Meskimen

Freeman Meskimen

Husband

Paul Michael

Companion
Lived together until his death in July 2011

Ellen Plummer Co-Executive Producer

Daughter
Father, Freeman Meskimen

EDUCATION

San Diego State College

San Diego , California

Milestones

1996

Co-starred in "The Evening Star"

1977

Directed by Ron Howard in "Grand Theft, Auto"

1961

Played the daughter on "The Gertrude Berg Show"

1954

Co-starred in "The Glenn Miller Story"

1953

Was series regular on "Life With Father"

1953

Made feature film debut in "Forever Female"

Made Broadway debut in "Edwin Booth"

Portrayed the grandmother in "Brooklyn Bridge"

Appeared as Marion Cunningham in "Happy Days"

Was a school nurse on "Mr. Novak"

Played Emily Stubing on "The Love Boat"

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