Ruth Gordon

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American actress (October 30 1896 - August 28 1985) who was perhaps best known for her role as the oversolicitous neighbor in Roman Polanski's adaptation of Ira Levin's novel Rosemary's Baby, Ruth Gordon also starred in the indie comedy Harold and Maude and as Mary Todd Lincoln in Abe Lincoln in Illinois, and wrote the screenplay for the Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy film Adam's Rib. Harold and Maude and Adam's Rib have both been selected for preservation in the United States' Library of Congress' National Film Registry.