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Katharine Juliet Ross was born on 29 January 1940, in Hollywood, California USA, to Katharine W. and Dudley T. Ross. She is a film and stage actress, and author, best known for her roles in the films “The Graduate”, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”, “The Stepford Wives” and “Voyage of the Damned”. Her career began in the late 1950s.

A famous actress, how wealthy is Katharine Ross? According to sources, Ross’ net worth reaches $5 million, as of mid-2016. Her wealth has mostly been earned during her acting career, but also through releasing a number of books.

Katharine Ross Net Worth $5 Million

Ross’ family moved from Hollywood to Walnut Creek, California where she attended Las Lomas High School. After matriculating in 1957, she enrolled in Santa Rosa Junior College in California’s Sonoma County, and became interested in acting after watching a production of “The King and I”. She left the college after one year and moved to San Francisco to study acting at The Actors Workshop, where she worked as an understudy for three years. Around this time she appeared in numerous plays, including Jean Genet’s “The Balcony” and John Houseman’s production of “King Lear”.

Ross made her television debut in the 1962 television series “Sam Benedict”, and went on to appear in a number of 60s series such as “The Lieutenant”, “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour”, “Arrest and Trial”, “The Virginian” and “Gunsmoke”. These established her net worth.

In 1965 she landed her first film role as Ann Anderson in the Civil War film “Shenandoah”, and in the same year she appeared in the series “Mr. Novak”, “Wagon Train”, “Run for Your Life”, “The Big Valley” and “The Loner”. In 1966 she was cast in a starring role as Janet, opposite James Garner in the film “Mr. Buddwing”, and went on to take another starring role as Jennifer Montgomery in the 1967 film “Games”. Her net worth started to rise.

Opportunities continued to come her way, and Ross was cast in “The Graduate”, the 1967 comedy-drama film based on Charles Webb’s 1963 novel of the same title. Her role as Elaine Robinson, the girlfriend of Dustin Hoffman’s character, brought her an Academy Award and BAFTA Award nominations, as well as a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress and a Laurel Award for Female Supporting Performance. The movie considerably improved her wealth.

In 1969 Ross played Etta Place in the Western film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” which earned her a BAFTA Award for Best Actress. The same year she won the same award with her performance as the Indian Lola in the Robert Redford film “Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here”. In 1975 Ross starred in the sci-fi thriller “The Stepford Wives” as Joanna Eberhart, a role which earned her a Saturn Award for Best Actress. The following year she reprized the role of Etta Place in the ABC television film “Wanted: The Sundance Woman” and took a supporting role as Mira Hauser in the drama film “Voyage of the Damned”, winning a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture. All added to her net worth.

Ross has since landed roles in several television films, such as “Murder by Natural Causes”, “Rodeo Girl”, “Murder in Texas”, “The Shadow Riders”, “Travis McGee”, “Conagher” and “Donnie Darko”. She was also a regular cast member of the 80s ABC soap opera “The Colbys”. Her last film appearance was in the 2006 film “Eye of the Dolphin”.

Ross’ successful career has enabled her to accomplish a high level of fame and to acquire significant personal wealth. In addition to acting, she has also released numerous children’s books, the most popular being “The Story of the Pilgrims”, which have added to her net worth.

In her private life, Ross has married five times, firstly to actor Joel Fabiani from 1960 to 1962; secondly to John Marion from 1964 to 1967, thirdly in 1969 to cinematographer Conrad L. Hall – they divorced in 1973. Ross’ fourth marriage was to Gaetano ‘Tom’ Lisi, lasting from 1975 to 1979. Since 1984 she has been married to actor Sam Elliot, with whom she starred in the film “The Legacy”, and who has also appeared in several other movies with Ross. The couple has one daughter, who in 2011 allegedly stabbed Ross repeatedly with scissors, leading the actress to obtain a restraining order against her.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 29, 1940
Birth place: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Height:5' 5½" (1.66 m)
Profession:Film and Stage actress, writer, author
Education:Las Lomas High School, Santa Rosa Junior College
Nationality:American
Spouse:Joel Fabiani (1960-1962), John Marion (1964-1967), Conrad Hall (1969-1974), Gaetano Lisi (1974-1979), Sam Elliott (m.1984)
Children:Cleo Rose Elliott
Awards:BAFTA Award for Best Actress (1969), Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture (1976), Saturn Award for Best Actress (1975), Hollywood Foreign Press Association - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (1967)
Nominations:Academy Award - Best Actress in a Supporting Role (1968), BAFTA Award - Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles (1969), Laurel Awards - Female Star (1970 (1970), 1971)
Movies:"The Graduate", "Games" (1967), "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969), "The Stepford Wives" (1975), "Voyage of the Damned"
TV shows:"The Balcony", "King Lear", "Murder by Natural Causes", "Rodeo Girl", "Murder in Texas", "Sam Benedict", "The Lieutenant", "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour", "Arrest and Trial", "The Virginian", "Gunsmoke"
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1For her work in Voyage of the Damned (1976), she's one of only 4 actresses to win the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a motion picture without receiving an Oscar nomination for the same performance. The other 3 are, in chronological order: Katy Jurado in High Noon (1952), Hermione Gingold in Gigi (1958) and Karen Black in The Great Gatsby (1974).
2Her paternal great-grandfather, Finlay Ross, was from Inverness-shire, Scotland, and her paternal great-grandmother, Marguerite Le Cocq Houguez, was from Guernsey in the Channel Islands. Katharine's ancestry also includes English, German, and other Scottish roots. Some of her recent ancestors were Canadian.
3Turned down Jacqueline Bisset's roles in Bullitt (1968) and Airport (1970).
4Ross married cinematographer Conrad L. Hall the year Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969) were released. Both movies featured Ross and were filmed by Hall. Ross would later marry Sam Elliott who made his feature debut in 'Butch Cassidy'.
5Former stepmother of cinematographer Conrad W. Hall, Kate Hall and Naia Hall.
6Arguably the three best known roles of her career were consecutive roles in consecutive years, The Graduate (1967), Hellfighters (1968), and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969).
7Katharine Ross (born January 1940) is only 10 years and 5 months younger than Vera Miles (born August 1929), who portrayed her mother in Hellfighters (1968).
8Both she and husband Sam Elliott appeared in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), although they had no scenes together and did not meet until 1978. Elliot, had a bit part as a card player in the opening scene, while Ross portrayed Etta Place, the female lead role, along side male leads Robert Redford and Paul Newman.
9Was at one point going to star in The Public Eye (1972).
10Was only 8 years younger than Anne Bancroft, who played her mother in The Graduate (1967).
11Has remained good friends with Dustin Hoffman, her co-star from The Graduate (1967).
12Has lived in Malibu, CA since the late 1960s.
13Her father was in the Navy when she was born.
14Gave birth to her daughter, Cleo Rose Elliott, with Sam Elliott, on 17 September 1984.
15Her favorite fragrance is "Rive Gauche", by Yves Saint-Laurent.
16Also an accomplished children's book author, who has written the books "Little Ballerina" and "My Favorite Things".


Quotes

#Quote
1[on meeting 'The Graduate" co-star, Dustin Hoffman] He looked about three feet tall, so dead, serious, so humorless, so unkempt. [I thought] this is going to be a disaster.
2[in 1974, about a film she shot in France, Le hasard et la violence (1974)] What the hell, I got a trip to the French Riviera out of it. It was shot in Nice. I have no idea how good it is. I spoke English and [Yves Montand] spoke French and the whole thing was dubbed.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTelevision Feature FilmConagher (1991)· Sam Elliott (executive producer/writer/actor)
· John A. Kuri (producer)
· Reynaldo Villalobos (director)
· Jeffrey M. Meyer (writer)
· Barry Corbin (actor)
1990Golden BootGolden Boot Awards
1977Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion PictureVoyage of the Damned (1976)
1976Golden ScrollAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressThe Stepford Wives (1975)
1971BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressButch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
1968Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - FemaleThe Graduate (1967)
1968Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsFemale Supporting PerformanceThe Graduate (1967)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1971Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsStar, Female5th place.
1970Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsFemale Star11th place.
1969BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsMost Promising Newcomer to Leading Film RolesThe Graduate (1967)
1968OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleThe Graduate (1967)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Attachments2017completedEileen
The Hero2017post-productionValarie
Family Guy2016TV SeriesMayor West's Mother
American Dad!2016TV SeriesSickly Lady
Wini + George2013ShortWini
Eye of the Dolphin2006Lucy
Capital City2004TV Movie
Don't Let Go2002Charlene Stevens
Donnie Darko2001Dr. Lilian Thurman
Home Before Dark1997Rose
A Climate for Killing1991Grace Hines
Conagher1991TV MovieEvie Teale
ABC Afterschool Specials1988TV SeriesMaggie's Mother
The Colbys1985-1987TV SeriesFrancesca Colby
Houston: The Legend of Texas1986TV MovieSusannah Dickinson (uncredited)
Red Headed Stranger1986Laurie
Secrets of a Mother and Daughter1983TV MovieAva Pryce
Travis McGee1983TV MovieGretel Howard
The Shadow Riders1982TV MovieKate Connery / Sister Katherine
Wrong Is Right1982Sally Blake
Marian Rose White1982TV MovieNurse Bonnie MacNeil
Wait Until Dark1982TV MovieSuzy Hendrix
Murder in Texas1981TV MovieAnn Kurth Hill
Rodeo Girl1980TV MovieSammy Garrett
The Final Countdown1980Laurel Scott
Murder by Natural Causes1979TV MovieAllison Sinclair
The Legacy1978Margaret Walsh
The Swarm1978Captain Helena Anderson
The Betsy1978Sally Hardeman
Voyage of the Damned1976Mira Hauser
Wanted: The Sundance Woman1976TV MovieEtta Place / Mrs. Sundance / Annie Martin / ...
Alle origini della mafia1976TV Mini-SeriesRosa Mastrangelo
The Stepford Wives1975Joanna Eberhart
Le hasard et la violence1974Docteur Constance Weber
They Only Kill Their Masters1972Kate Bingham
Get to Know Your Rabbit1972Terrific-Looking Girl
Fools1970Anais Appleton
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here1969Lola
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid1969Etta Place
Hellfighters1968Tish Buckman
The Graduate1967Elaine Robinson
Games1967Jennifer Montgomery
The Longest Hundred Miles1967Laura Huntington
The Road West1966TV SeriesRachel Adams
Preview Tonight1966TV SeriesAsenath
Mister Buddwing1966Janet
The Singing Nun1966Nicole Arlien
The Wild Wild West1965TV SeriesSheila Parnell
The Loner1965TV SeriesSue Sullivan
The Big Valley1965TV SeriesMaria
Run for Your Life1965TV SeriesLaura Beaumont
Shenandoah1965Ann
Gunsmoke1964-1965TV SeriesLiz Beaumont / Susan
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1965TV SeriesGloria
Wagon Train1965TV SeriesBonnie Brooke
Mr. Novak1965TV SeriesMrs. Bellway
The Virginian1964TV SeriesJenny Hendricks
Ben Casey1964TV SeriesMarie Costeau
Arrest and Trial1964TV SeriesMarietta Valera
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1963TV SeriesCarol Brandt
The Lieutenant1963TV SeriesElizabeth Sharp
Kraft Suspense Theatre1963TV SeriesJanet Bollington
Sam Benedict1962TV SeriesTeresa Parrelli

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Conagher1991TV Movie teleplay

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fools1970performer: "If You Love"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
We Grew Wings2012Documentary voice
Actor's Day in LA2012TV SeriesHerself
All of What Follows Is True: The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'2006Video documentary shortHerself
'Donnie Darko': Production Diary2004Video documentaryHerself
Bravo Profiles2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Film Genre2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The Android Prophecy2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Stepford Life2001Video documentary shortHerself
Biography1995-2000TV Series documentaryHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Dustin Hoffman1999TV Special documentaryHerself
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
The Graduate at 251992Documentary shortHerself
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Breastfeeding Your Baby: A Mother's Guide1987Video documentaryHerself
The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Dramatic Program
Inside 'The Swarm'1978TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards1977TV SpecialHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1977TV SeriesHerself - Actress
Good Morning America1976TV SeriesHerself
The 47th Annual Academy Awards1975TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The 45th Annual Academy Awards1973TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing
The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'1970Documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
The 42nd Annual Academy Awards1970TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role & Best Adapted Screenplay, and Accepting Original Screenplay Award for William Goldman
The 40th Annual Academy Awards1968TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role & Co-Presenter: Best Cinematography
Searchers for a Special City1965Documentary shortHerself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No Sleep TV32015TV SeriesJoanna Eberhart
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood2010TV Mini-Series documentaryElaine Robinson
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself
House of Harrington2008Documentary short
20 to 12007TV Series documentaryElaine Robinson
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second2003Video documentaryHerself
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryEtta Place
Reel Horror1985Miss Macy (as Katherine Ross)
America at the Movies1976DocumentaryElaine Robinson

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