When Ruth Gordon, at the age of 72, won an Oscar for her delightfully sinister supporting performance in Rosemary's Baby (1968), she declared, "I can't tell you how encouraging a thing like this is." It nicely summed up the energy and optimism she displayed over a 70-year career,…more
Ruth Gordon holds the distinction of being the oldest person to host Saturday Night Live, doing so three months after her 80th birthday. Ruth is also one of only two SNL hosts born in the 19th century (the other being contest winner Miskel Spillman).
Ruth's height is 5'1" (1.55m).