Sam Elliott, 78, Admires Grown Daughter’s Elegance Proudly in Front of Crowd: She Remains His “Everything”

On February 26, 2023, Sam Elliott, then 78, achieved a momentous milestone in his career by securing a Screen Actors Guild Award, a cherished achievement after previous nominations for both the Golden Globe and the Academy Awards.

Accompanied by his wife of 39 years, Katharine Ross, the renowned “1883” actor attended the awards ceremony, walking the red carpet as a devoted couple before Sam received the accolade for Out standing Performance in a Television Movie or Limited Series for his role in “1883.”

During an emotional acceptance speech, Sam expressed that the award held profound significance as the ultimate acknowledgment of his 55-year acting journey. He graciously thanked his fellow nominees, co-stars, and Taylor Sheridan, and reserved heartfelt words for his wife, Katharine Ross, stating, “Thank you to my wife, my beautiful Katharine. My partner through thick and thin and the mother of our beautiful daughter.”

By his side, Ross felt over whelmed with emotions as they celebrated Sam’s triumph. Their daughter, Cleo Rose Elliott, took to her Instagram Story to express her joy and pride for her father’s win, sharing a photo of her parents embracing at the awards ceremony with a heartfelt message, “Congratulations, dad!”

Sam Elliott embraced fatherhood later in life, as his wife was nearly 50 years old when they welcomed their daughter, Cleo. Despite initially hesitating to approach Katharine on the set of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” destiny brought them together again in 1978, leading to a lifelong love and partnership. Settling on three acres of land, they chose a private life, devoted to each other and their daughter Cleo.

Cleo, encouraged by her parents, pursued her passion for music, eventually becoming a successful artist. The father-daughter duo developed a strong bond over the years, sharing memorable walks on the beach close to their Malibu home, searching for rocks and cherishing their time together.