Birth Name: Marion Ross
Birth Place: Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA
Born Oct. 25, 1928 in Albert Lea, MN, Ross was so assured of her future in acting that she changed her name from Marian to at the age of 13 because she felt that it would look better on a marquee. The following year, she left home to attend the prestigious MacPhail Center for the Performing Arts in Minnesota, supporting her ambitions by working as an au pair. Meanwhile, her family's move to San Diego brought her even closer to her dream. A regular in productions at the La Jolla Playhouse while studying at San Diego State University, Ross was told by actor Mel Ferrer, who was the resident director at the Playhouse, that she should move to Hollywood to find work in film and television. Takin...
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