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May 3, 2020

40 Beautiful Photos of Katharine Ross in the 1960s and ’70s

Born 1940 in Los Angeles, California, American actress Katharine Ross made her film debut in the Civil War-themed drama Shenandoah (1965), and had supporting parts in the comedies Mister Buddwing (1965) and The Singing Nun (1966) before being cast in Curtis Harrington's Games (1967).

Ross was cast as Elaine Robinson in Mike Nichols' comedy-drama The Graduate (1967), which saw her receive significant critical acclaim, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, a BAFTA nomination, and Golden Globe win for New Star of the Year. She garnered further acclaim for her roles in two 1969 western films: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here, for both of which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress.

In the 1970s, Ross had a leading role in the horror film The Stepford Wives (1975), for which she won the Saturn Award for Best Actress, and won her second Golden Globe Award for her performance in the drama Voyage of the Damned (1976). Other roles during this period included in disaster film The Swarm (1976), the supernatural horror film The Legacy (1978), and the science fiction film The Final Countdown (1980).

Ross spent the majority of the 1980s appearing in a number of television films, including Murder in Texas (1981) and The Shadow Riders (1982), and later starred on the network series The Colbys from 1985 to 1987.

Ross spent the majority of the 1990s in semiretirement, though she returned to film with a supporting part in Richard Kelly's cult film Donnie Darko (2001).

In 2016, she provided a voice role for the animated comedy series American Dad!, and in 2017, starred in the comedy The Hero, opposite her husband, Sam Elliott.

Take a look at these vintage photos to see the beauty of young Katharine Ross in the 1960s and 1970s.




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