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Marion Ross Fast Facts:
An aspiring actress at 13, she changed the spelling of her first name from "Marian" to "Marion" because she thought it might look better on a marquee.
First acting job was at California's La Jolla Playhouse, where she worked under the tutelage of director Mel Ferrer.
Named San Diego State University's Most Outstanding Actress while attending school there.
Made her TV debut in 1953, playing an Irish maid in the comedy
Life With Father
; also made her big-screen debut that year in the comedy
First Broadway appearance was as Asia Booth in a 1958 production of
Star-making role of Marion Cunningham on
was spun-off from an appearance in a 1972 episode of
Love American Style
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2001.
Marion Ross Relationships:
Jim Meskimen - Son
Ellen Plummer - Daughter
Paul Michael - Significant Other
Ellen - Mother
Gordon - Father
Freeman Meskimen - Ex-husband
Alicia Erikson - Sister
Marion Ross Awards:
1993 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1992 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1999 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
1997 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
1979 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series - Nominee
1984 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA (Drama, 1950)
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