Ruth GordonRuth Gordon Jones (October 30, 1896 – August 28, 1985) was an American actress, screenwriter, and playwright. She began her career performing on Broadway at age 19. Known for her nasal voice and distinctive personality, Gordon gained international recognition and critical acclaim for film roles that continued into her 70s and 80s. Her later work included performances in ''Rosemary's Baby'' (1968), ''Where's Poppa?'' (1970), ''Harold and Maude'' (1971), ''Every Which Way but Loose'' (1978), and ''Any Which Way You Can'' (1980).
In addition to her acting career, Gordon wrote numerous plays, film scripts, and books, most notably co-writing the screenplay for the 1949 film ''Adam's Rib''. Gordon won an Oscar, a Primetime Emmy, and two Golden Globe Awards for her acting, as well as received three Academy Award nominations for her writing. Provided by Wikipedia