born as an only child in october 30, 1896 in quincy, massachusetts.
died from a stroke August 28, 1985 in edgartown, massachusetts.
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet 1940
Abe Lincoln in Illinois 1940
Two-Faced Woman 1941
Action in the North Atlantic 1943
Edge of Darkness 1943
Inside Daisy Clover 1965
Lord Love a Duck 1966
Rosemary's Baby 1968
What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? 1969
Where's Poppa? 1970
Harold and Maude 1971
The Big Bus 1976
Every Which Way but Loose 1978
Scavenger Hunt 1979
Any Which Way You Can 1980
My Bodyguard 1980
Jimmy the Kid 1982
Delta Pi 1985
Voyage of the Rock Aliens 1985
The Trouble with Spies 1987
"Discussing how old you are is the temple of boredom."
"To get it right, be born with luck or else make it.
Never give up.
Get the knack of getting people to help you and also pitch in yourself.
A little money helps, but what really gets it right is to never
––I repeat––never, under any conditions, face the facts."
"If you're careful and cautious you'll never be great."
"You've got to take wild, flying chances in life.
People may say, 'My God, how awful,' but you're aiming for something."
"Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use."
"Somebody once asked me, 'What do you actually know?'
I said, 'I know how to put on straight makeup, and that's all I'm sure about.'"
[On winning the Oscar at age 72, after fifty years in show business.]
"I can't tell you how encouraging a thing like this is, for a young actress like myself."
"The great have no friends. They merely know a lot of people."
Ruth Gordon published three volumes of memoirs in the 1970s:
My Side, Myself Among Others and An Open Book.
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