Marion Ross (born Marian Ross October 25, 1928) is an American movie, voice, stage, and television actress who is best known for her role as Marion Cunningham on the television series Happy Days from 1974 to 1984. After Happy Days Ross had appeared in over 50 movies. She was born in Watertown, Minnesota. She was educated at San Diego State University. She was married to Freeman Meskimen from 1951 until they divorced in 1969, they had two children. She was partners with Paul Michael from 1988 until his death in 2011.