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Marion Ross

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Marion Ross (born October 25, 1928) is an American actress best known for her role as Marion Cunningham on the ABCtelevision series, Happy Days from 1974 to 1984.Born Marian Ross in Watertown in Carver County in southern Minnesota, the daughter of Ellen (née Hamilton) and Gordon Ross,she lived in Waconia and then moved to Willmar and eventually to Albert Lea, Minnesota.At the age of 13, she changed the spelling of her name from "Marian" to "Marion" because she thought it would look better on a marquee. After completing her sophomore year in high school, she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and worked as an au pair while studying drama at the MacPhail Center for the Arts, and attending Southwest High School. A year later, her family moved to San Diego, California.She graduated from Point Loma High School in San Diego.Ross enrolled in San Diego State University,where she was named the school's most outstanding actress. After graduation in 1950, she performed in summer theater in La Jolla, California. The director was impressed by her talent, and recommended that she try for work in films.

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Oct 25, 1928 In Watertown - Carver County - Minnesota - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series General Electric Theater 1953-02-01
Latest Project:
Movie My Music: A Classic Christmas 2019-11-16
Known For
Poster of A Perfect Christmas List
Poster of Keeping Up with the Randalls
Poster of Sins of the Father
Poster of Paradise Bay
Movie My Music: A Classic Christmas Herself - Host 2019-11-16
Movie Angels on Tap Waitress 2018-07-12
Series The Odd Couple Edna 2015-02-19
Movie A Perfect Christmas List Evie 2014-12-14
Movie Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas Marion 2014-11-23
Movie Sweet Surrender Grandma 2014-07-01
Series Chasing Life Unknown 2014-06-10
Movie A Reason Aunt Irene Hilgrim 2014-06-01
Movie I Know That Voice Herself 2014-01-07
Movie Heebie Jeebies Agnes Whitehead 2013-02-09
Movie Dear Dracula Grandma (voice) 2012-10-16
Movie Keeping Up with the Randalls Grandma Dorie 2011-07-16
Movie Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster Hilda Trowburg 2010-10-15
Series Generator Rex Unknown 2010-04-23
Movie Flower Girl Rose Durham 2009-11-13
Movie Superhero Movie Aunt Lucille 2008-03-27
Movie Holly Hobbie and Friends: Best Friends Forever Annabelle Crow 2007-09-18
Movie Smiley Face Shirley 2007-05-24
Movie Music Within Grandma 2007-01-05
Series Brothers and Sisters Ida Holden 2006-09-24
Movie Where There's a Will Leslie Clyde Onstott 2006-05-06
Series The Boondocks Unknown 2005-11-06
Series Out of Practice Unknown 2005-09-19
Series Two and a Half Men Older Lady 2003-09-21
Movie Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Herself 2003-09-05
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Movie Ladies and The Champ Margaret Smith 2001-04-21
Series Gilmore Girls Unknown 2000-10-05
Series Family Law Unknown 1999-09-20
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie About Sarah Grandma Rose McCaffrey 1998-10-04
Series The Wild Thornberrys Unknown 1998-09-01
Series That '70s Show Unknown 1998-08-23
Series The Love Boat: The Next Wave Unknown 1998-04-13
Movie The Lake Maggie 1998-02-01
Series The Third Twin Lila Ferrami 1997-11-09
Series King of the Hill Unknown 1997-01-12
Movie The Evening Star Rosie Dunlop 1996-12-25
Series Early Edition Unknown 1996-09-28
Series Superman: The Animated Series Unknown 1996-09-06
Movie Hidden in Silence Mrs. Diamant 1996-03-06
Movie Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart Maureen Collier 1995-03-06
Series The Drew Carey Show Unknown 1995-09-13
Series Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Movie A Perfect Stranger Charlotte Brandon 1994-09-11
Series The John Larroquette Show Unknown 1993-09-02
Series Brooklyn Bridge Sophie Berger 1991-09-20
Series Dream On Unknown 1990-07-08
Series American Experience Edith Bolling-Galt (voice) 1988-10-04
Series You Again? Unknown 1986-02-24
Series MacGyver Unknown 1985-09-29
Series The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1985-05-05
Movie Sins of the Father 1985-01-13
Series Hotel Unknown 1982-08-21
Movie Midnight Offerings Emily Moore 1981-02-27
Movie Skyward Natalie Ward 1980-11-20
Movie The Survival of Dana Madeline 1979-05-29
Movie Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall Herself/Marion Cunningham 1979-01-01
Series The Love Boat Amy Scofield 1977-09-24
Movie Grand Theft Auto Vivian Hedgeworth 1977-06-16
Series Petrocelli Unknown 1974-03-16
Series Happy Days Marion Cunningham 1974-01-15
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Series Emergency! Unknown 1972-01-22
Movie Honky Mrs. Divine 1971-11-26
Series O'Hara, U.S. Treasury Unknown 1971-09-17
Movie Colossus: The Forbin Project Angela Fields 1970-04-08
Series Love, American Style Unknown 1969-09-29
Series The Brady Bunch Unknown 1969-09-26
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Series Felony Squad Unknown 1966-09-12
Series Paradise Bay 1965-09-27
Series The Great Adventure Unknown 1963-09-27
Series Mr. Novak Unknown 1963-09-24
Series Channing 1963-09-18
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Series The Gertrude Berg Show Unknown 1961-10-04
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Movie Blueprint For Robbery Young Woman 1961-02-01
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series Thriller Unknown 1960-09-13
Series The Detectives Unknown 1959-10-16
Series Philip Marlowe Unknown 1959-10-06
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Movie Operation Petticoat Lt. Colfax RN 1959-12-05
Movie Some Came Running Sister Mary Joseph (uncredited) 1958-12-18
Series The Donna Reed Show Unknown 1958-09-24
Movie Teacher's Pet Katy Fuller 1958-04-01
Series The Walter Winchell File Unknown 1957-10-02
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series The Thin Man Unknown 1957-09-20
Movie God Is My Partner Frances Denning 1957-07-01
Movie Lizzie Ruth Seaton 1957-04-04
Movie The Proud and Profane Joan 1956-06-13
Movie Around the World in Eighty Days Extra (uncredited) 1956-10-17
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Series Ford Star Jubilee Unknown 1955-09-24
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Series Father Knows Best Unknown 1954-10-03
Movie Sabrina Spiller's Girlfriend (uncredited) 1954-09-28
Movie Pushover Mrs. Crockett (uncredited) 1954-07-21
Movie Secret of the Incas Miss Morris (uncredited) 1954-06-06
Movie The Glenn Miller Story Polly Haynes 1954-01-04
Movie Forever Female Patty 1953-11-28
Series Life With Father 1953-11-22
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01