Katherine Ross for a long heartbeat was one of America's sublime young actors.
As Elaine Robinson, in one of the sixties seminal movies, The Graduate - a movie that shaped the career of Dustin Hoffman, breathed new life into Anne Bancroft, and solidified Mike Nichols as the go-to director of the times, while giving folk-rock duo Simon and Garfunkel a number one album on the US charts, Katherine represented the ultimate sixties dream girl. The one you want to take home to mother.
Her role as Etta Place in 1969's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid solidified her place as the sixties American Sweetheart.
Actor and voice-over commercial pitch-man Sam Elliott did take her home to mother and they have been married for the past twenty-nine years.
New American Star-looks
Vogue May 1968
Photography: Bert Stern
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