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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 106

Birthday 1928-10-25

Place of Birth Watertown - Carver County - Minnesota - USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Paradise Bay(199 episodes)
2015 The Odd Couple(1 episode) as Edna
2014 A Perfect Christmas List as Evie
2014 Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas as Marion
2014 Sweet Surrender as Grandma
2014 Chasing Life(1 episode)
2014 Chasing Life(1 episode) as April's Granmother
2014 A Reason as Aunt Irene Hilgrim
2012 Dear Dracula as Grandma (voice)
2011 Keeping Up with the Randalls as Grandma Dorie
2010 Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster as Hilda Trowburg
2010 Generator Rex(1 episode)
2009 Flower Girl as Rose Durham
2008 Superhero Movie as Aunt Lucille
2007 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Best Friends Forever as Annabelle Crow
2007 Music Within as Grandma
2006 Brothers and Sisters(3 episodes) as Ida Holden
2006 Where There's a Will as Leslie Clyde Onstott
2005 The Boondocks(2 episodes)
2005 Out of Practice(1 episode)
2003 Two and a Half Men(1 episode) as Older Lady
2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star as Herself
2003 Celebrities Uncensored(1 episode)
2001 Ladies and The Champ as Margaret Smith
2000 Gilmore Girls(6 episodes)
1999 Family Law(1 episode)
1999 Family Guy(1 episode)
1998 About Sarah as Grandma Rose McCaffrey
1998 The Wild Thornberrys(1 episode)
1998 That '70s Show(4 episodes)
1998 The Love Boat: The Next Wave(1 episode)
1998 The Lake as Maggie
1997 The Third Twin(2 episodes) as Lila Ferrami
1997 King of the Hill(1 episode)
1996 Early Edition(1 episode)
1996 Superman: The Animated Series(2 episodes)
1996 Hidden in Silence as Mrs. Diamant
1995 The Drew Carey Show(4 episodes)
1995 Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart as Maureen Collier
1994 Touched by an Angel(4 episodes)
1994 A Perfect Stranger as Charlotte Brandon
1993 The John Larroquette Show(1 episode)
1991 Brooklyn Bridge(33 episodes) as Sophie Berger
1990 Dream On(1 episode)
1988 American Experience(1 episode) as Edith Bolling-Galt (voice)
1986 You Again?(1 episode)
1985 MacGyver(1 episode)
1985 The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents(1 episode)
1985 Sins of the Father
1983 Hotel(1 episode)
1981 Midnight Offerings as Emily Moore
1980 Skyward as Natalie Ward
1979 The Survival of Dana as Madeline
1979 Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall as Herself/Marion Cunningham
1977 The Love Boat(6 episodes)
1977 Grand Theft Auto as Vivian Hedgeworth
1974 Petrocelli(1 episode)
1974 Happy Days(46 episodes) as Marion Cunningham
1972 The Streets of San Francisco(1 episode)
1972 Emergency!(1 episode)
1971 Honky as Mrs. Divine
1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury(1 episode)
1970 Colossus: The Forbin Project as Angela Fields
1969 Love, American Style(1 episode)
1969 The Brady Bunch(1 episode)
1968 The Mod Squad(1 episode)
1968 Hawaii Five-O(2 episodes)
1967 Mannix(3 episodes)
1967 Ironside(4 episodes)
1966 Mission: Impossible(1 episode)
1966 Felony Squad(2 episodes)
1963 The Great Adventure(2 episodes)
1963 Mr. Novak(1 episode)
1963 Channing(26 episodes)
1963 The Fugitive(1 episode)
1963 The Outer Limits(1 episode)
1961 The Gertrude Berg Show(2 episodes)
1961 Dr. Kildare(1 episode)
1961 Cain's Hundred(1 episode)
1961 Blueprint For Robbery as Young Woman
1960 Route 66(2 episodes)
1960 Thriller(1 episode)
1959 Operation Petticoat as Lt. Colfax RN
1959 The Detectives(1 episode)
1959 Philip Marlowe(1 episode)
1959 Rawhide(2 episodes)
1958 Some Came Running as Sister Mary Joseph (uncredited)
1958 The Donna Reed Show(1 episode)
1958 Teacher's Pet as Katy Fuller
1957 The Walter Winchell File(1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason(1 episode)
1957 The Thin Man(1 episode)
1957 God Is My Partner as Frances Denning
1957 Lizzie as Ruth Seaton
1956 Around the World in Eighty Days as Extra (uncredited)
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater(1 episode)
1956 The Proud and Profane as Joan
1955 Ford Star Jubilee(1 episode)
1955 The Millionaire(1 episode)
1954 Father Knows Best(1 episode)
1954 Sabrina as Spiller's Girlfriend (uncredited)
1954 Pushover as Mrs. Crockett (uncredited)
1954 Secret of the Incas as Miss Morris (uncredited)
1954 The Glenn Miller Story as Polly Haynes
1953 Life With Father(27 episodes)
1953 Letter to Loretta(2 episodes)
1953 General Electric Theater(1 episode)

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