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Actress Marion Ross became one of America's favorite television moms in the 1970s for playing Mrs. C on the sitcom Happy Days.
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This film was the sequel to the 1983 hit tear-jerker Terms of Endearment. A pop culture icon, Ross also appeared in celebrity ads promoting milk with fellow famous TV moms Shirley Jones of The Partridge Family and Florence Henderson of The Brady Bunch in 1998.
Now in her 80s,
Ross continues to perform on the small screen. She has enjoyed recurring roles on such shows as Gilmore Girls and Brothers and Sisters. Her trademark red hair and warm smile have been seen on everything from medical drama Grey Anatomy to the family sitcom The Middle.
Ross has two children from her marriage to Freeman Meskimen, Jim Meskimen and Ellen Plummer. The couple divorced in the late '60s. Both of her children have followed in their mother's footsteps. Her son is an actor and her daughter has worked as a producer and a writer on such shows as Friends.
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