'Brothers & Sisters' Marion Ross on Ida's death: 'I wanted to have my croaking scene'


Marion Ross is one of America's classic TV moms, but "Brothers & Sisters" fans most recently knew her as the very opinionated Ida Holden, Saul (played by Ron Rifkin) and Nora's (Sally Field) mother, who the siblings did not have a great relationship with.We had a chance to speak with the star about her role on the ABC show while she was promoting The Hub TV channel's "Mom-A-Thon with Mrs. C," in which they'll air six episodes of her classic sitcom, "Happy Days," back-to-back on Mother's Day (Sunday, May 6) from 9 p.m. to Midnight ET.'I love Sally Field," Ross tells Zap2it of her TV daughter. "[And] Saul needed to tell me that he was gay," she says of her character's storyline. "Because he said he never told his mother."Ida was abruptly killed off earlier this season, though Saul (and Nora, for that matter) had unfinished business with their mother. And she tells us she really wishes...



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