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'Graduate' Star -- My Daughter Tried to Kill Me

3/11/2011 6:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Katharine Ross -- who starred as the young Miss Robinson in "The Graduate" -- is living in fear of a person who stabbed her with scissors ... and according to Katharine, the alleged culprit is her own daughter.


Katharine -- who's married to actor Sam Elliott -- filed court documents saying her 26-year-old daughter Cleo threatened to kill her during a violent outburst last week.

According to the docs, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Katharine and Cleo were at the family home in Malibu on March 2, when Cleo "suddenly lost her temper and began to threaten me. She said, 'I want to kill you.'"

Katharine says she tried to call the police, but Cleo took a pair of scissors and cut the phone line -- and then "jabbed" Katharine in the arm at least 6 times ... drawing blood.

Katharine claims her daughter has been physically violent and verbally abusive since she was 12 or 13 years old.

A judge granted a restraining order against Cleo -- ordering her to move out of the family home and stay at least 100 yards away from her mother. 

A formal hearing is set for March 30.


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Not all children are blessings. This is sad but perhaps some family members aren't meant to be close. And there is nothing wrong with that either.

Whatever works.

1330 days ago


March 30th!!! She could find a whole lot of scissors by then. Hope Katherine is living somewhere else. Gesh, makes me sad.

1330 days ago


Her daughter cut the "phone line" !!!!

In addition to this horrible situation, I found this amazing, also.

1330 days ago


That's unfortunate. From what everyone is saying, Katherine Ross & Sam Elliott are 2 anti-hollywood types; good people with their heads screwed on right; totally unique to Hollywood. This just proves that, even with the best parents, Hollywood is a crappy place to raise kids; someone should just drop a bomb on it...

1330 days ago


Maybe she can move in wtih Charlie Sheen? Sounds like they're made for each other.

1330 days ago


You refer to the daughter as Katherine's. Is she not Sam's also?

1329 days ago


she also forgot to mention the daughter had just walked in on her taking care of her boyfreind

1329 days ago


Dear Midnight Toker: Clearly all that toking has taken its toll on your brain cells. Go away. You're an idiot. Sincerely, Maisie

1329 days ago


She needs more than a restraining order - she needs to try to get her daughter charged with assault. It might be the only way to get her daughter some help. Otherwise - she might very well assault (or even kill) someone else.

Maybe they could at least ask for a psychiatric hold? She should qualify since she's shown herself to be a danger to others.

1329 days ago


This is so sad. I love Sam Elliott's voice and enjoy whatever movie he's in. Sounds to me like the daughter has some emotional (mental) issues. Try to get her some help. If you've tried and nothing has worked - the cut her loose. Let her fall as far as she will - SHE has to work her way back up. I'm so sorry this happened to you but you have to know it isn't as rare as you might think.

1329 days ago


Dear Midnight Toker: Clearly all that toking has taken its toll on your brain cells. Go away. You're an idiot. Sincerely, Maisie

Posted at 4:28 AM on Mar 11, 2011 by Maisie
quit stalking me you weirdo...I might have to report you as a stalker

1329 days ago


people with wealth are trying to make their childrens life better than theirs was. they tend to over indulge the children while they are young, then they turn into adults, they expect the parent to still give them whatever they want. she sounds like she has mental problems and is very dangerous to her parents. i loved katherines acting and she was so beautiful. most of the kids who kill or try to kill parents are angry, because parent said no, to them. its really sad for the parents who tried to give the child a good life. a man in my hometown killed his mother because she would not let him use her car. he was 16yrs old, he got one year in mental hospital, got out has a family now.

1329 days ago


They seem like such a good couple. I like them both. Sounds like daughter needed to be slapped around a bit when she was younger. (not literally, but you know what I mean.)

1329 days ago


Sam is horse-hung....we saw it in the shower at Gold's Gym Venice once.

1329 days ago

northern gypsy    

have to agree...this (adult) child needs professional help...
sounds like these violent outburst will only escalate if ignored... parents they have to face reality...their daughter is a danger...

1329 days ago
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