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Katharine Ross

Katharine Juliet Ross (born January 29, 1940) is an American film and stage actress. Trained at the San Francisco Workshop, she came to prominence as Elaine Robinson in the 1967 film The Graduate, for which she won a Golden Globe award and received an Academy Award nomination. She then starred as Etta Place in 1969's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and won a BAFTA for role in Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here the same year. She has also starred in The Stepford Wives in 1975 and won another Golden Globe for Voyage of the Damned in 1977. She has established herself as an author, publishing several children's books. Ross was born in Hollywood, California, when her father, Dudley Ross, was in the Navy. He had also worked for the Associated Press. Her family later settled in Walnut Creek, California, east of San Francisco. She graduated from Las Lomas High School. Ross was a keen horse rider in her youth, and was friends with Casey Tibbs, a rodeo rider. She studied at Santa Rosa Junior College for a year, where she had her introduction to acting in a production of The King and I. She dropped out of the course and moved to San Francisco to study acting. She joined The Actors Workshop and

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'Graduate' Star -- Restraining Order Dismissed

'Graduate' Star -- Restraining Order Dismissed

The war between "The Graduate" star Katharine Ross and her daughter is over -- for now -- because neither party showed up in court ... forcing the judge to dismiss Katharine's restraining… READ MORE >

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

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

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… READ MORE >

- 1240 days ago
Elaine Robinson in 'The Graduate': 'Memba Her?!

Elaine Robinson
in 'The Graduate' 'Memba Her?!

Katharine Ross is best known for playing Elaine Robinson opposite Dustin Hoffman in the 1967 film "The Graduate." Guess what she looks like now! READ MORE >

- 1600 days ago

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