Marion Ross

Marion Ross

Oct. 25th, 1928
Born in
Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA
5' 5

Marion Ross' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Happy Days TV Show
Happy Days
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire TV Show
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Brooklyn Bridge TV Show
Brooklyn Bridge
Escape TV Show
Paradise Bay TV Show
Paradise Bay

Main Movie Roles

2013 - I Know That Voice
2008 - Superhero Movie
2007 - Music Within
2007 - Smiley Face
1996 - The Evening Star
1977 - Grand Theft Auto
1970 - Colossus: The Forbin Project
1970 - Airport
1959 - Operation Petticoat
1958 - Teacher's Pet
1956 - Lust for Life
1956 - Around the World in Eighty Days
1954 - Sabrina
1954 - Secret of the Incas
1954 - The Glenn Miller Story
1954 - Pushover

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Emily Stubing
Beulah Carey
Mrs. Lopart (Voiced)
Grandma Forman
Grandma SquarePants
Gloria Bosner
Muriel Enright
Ida Holden
[Complete List]


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.

  • Lives with 'Paul Michael (IV)' (qv)
  • Older sister, Alicia, and younger brother, Gordon.
  • 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).
  • Mother of actor 'Jim Meskimen' (qv) and actress 'Ellen Plummer' (qv).
  • Mother-in-law of 'Tamra Meskimen' (qv).
  • She appeared on Broadway in 1987 with 'Jean Stapleton' (qv) in a revival of "Arsenic and Old Lace."
  • She lives in the San Fernando Valley, California in a country-style home which she calls "Happy Days farm"

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