Friday, January 29, 2010

Happy Birthday, Ms. Ross

Last September we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the release of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, which featured Paul Newman and Robert Redford as two of the American West’s best-known outlaws. Today we commemorate the 70th birthday of the third star of that 1969 film, Katharine Ross, who played Etta Place.

Wow, can this really be? The Hollywood-born Ross--who also appeared as Elaine Robinson in the 1967 film The Graduate, a murder suspect in the 1972 James Garner TV film They Only Kill Their Masters, a shocked suburban spouse in The Stepford Wives (1975), and Gretel Howard in the 1983 TV pilot film Travis McGee--is now 70 years old? I’m afraid I shall always envisage her in your younger days.

A full rundown of Ross’ film and TV roles is here.


Richard Robinson said...

Kate Ross is 70? Boy, do I feel old!

Craig Clarke said...

Let's not forget the excellent made-for-TV movie "Murder by Natural Causes" with Hal Holbrook. Really terrific, well-written twists.