Oct. 25th, 1928
Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA
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Beloved television actress Marion Ross was born on October 25, 1928, in Albert Lea, Minnesota, and dreamed of becoming an actress at an early age. When Ross was just 13 years old, she changed the spelling of her name from "Marian" to "Marion" because she thought it would look better on a marquee. She started taking drama lessons as a high school student at Minneapolis' MacPhail Center for the Arts.
As a teenager, Ross and her family moved to San Diego, California, where she enrolled at San Diego State College. There, she continued to pursue her passion for performing. Ross's talent became apparent early on—she earned the title of "most outstanding actress" during her first year.
- She appeared on Broadway in 1987 with 'Jean Stapleton' (qv) in a revival of "Arsenic and Old Lace."
- Mother of actor 'Jim Meskimen' (qv) and actress 'Ellen Plummer' (qv).
- Older sister, Alicia, and younger brother, Gordon.
- At the age of 13, she changed the spelling of her name from "Marian" to "Marion" because she thought it would look better on a marquee.
- Mother-in-law of 'Tamra Meskimen' (qv).
- She lives in the San Fernando Valley, California in a country-style home which she calls "Happy Days farm"
- She is the Associate Artist for the Old Globe Theater in San Diego, California.
- Best remembered by the public for her role as "Marion Cunningham" on the television series _"Happy Days" (1974)_ (qv).