Ruth Gordon (1896–1985)
Born: October 30, 1896 in Quincy, Massachusetts, USA
Died: August 28, 1985 (age 88) in Edgartown, Massachusetts, USA
Was the 65th actress to receive an Academy Award: she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Rosemary’s Baby (1968) at The 41st Annual Academy Awards (1969) on April 14, 1969.
[on winning the Oscar at age 72, after more than fifty years in show business.] I can’t tell you how encouraging a thing like this is. The first film that I was ever in was in 1915, and here we are, and it’s 1969. Actually, I don’t know why it took me so long, though I don’t think, you know, that I’m backward. Anyway, thank you Bill, thank you Bob, thank you Roman and thank you Mia, and thank all of you who voted for me. And all of you who didn’t: Please excuse me.
Deadline October 31st
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