Ruta Lee

Born in Montreal, though raised in her teen years in Hollywood, actress Ruta Lee started her entertainment career on the far fringes of the business--she was an usherette and box office girl at the legendary movie ... Read more »
Born: 05/29/1936

Filmography

Actor (39)

For Better or for Worse 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

La La Land 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Life With Bonnie 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Roseanne 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Debbie Reynolds 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny Bones 1995 (Movie)

Laura Fawkes (Actor)

The Building 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

People Like Us 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Coming of Age 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

1st & 10 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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1st & 10 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Flintstone Funnies 1981 - 1984 (TV Show)

Voice

Flintstone Family Adventures 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Voice

High Rollers 1973 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Lucy Moves to NBC 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Roy Rogers Show 1951 - 1964 (TV Show)

Actor

Operation Eichmann 1961 (Movie)

Anna Kemp (Actor)

Sergeants 3 1961 (Movie)

Amelia Parent (Actor)

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars 1951 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

Marjorie Morningstar 1958 (Movie)

Imogene (Actor)

Witness For the Prosecution 1958 (Movie)

Diana (Actor)

Funny Face 1957 (Movie)

Lettie (Actor)

Anything Goes 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Twinkle in God's Eye 1955 (Movie)

3rd Girl (Actor)

A Howling in the Woods (TV Show)

Actor

Bullet for a Badman (Movie)

Lottie (Actor)

Christmas Do-Over (TV Show)

Actor

Delta (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis and the Beauty Queen (TV Show)

Actor

Indict and Convict (TV Show)

Actor

Roll, Freddy, Roll! (TV Show)

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The Ghosts of Buxley Hall (TV Show)

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The Rousters (TV Show)

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Biography

Born in Montreal, though raised in her teen years in Hollywood, actress Ruta Lee started her entertainment career on the far fringes of the business--she was an usherette and box office girl at the legendary movie palace Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Her career there was short-lived (she was fired), but her showbiz one has been anything but brief. Not long after being axed from her job, she landed an agent and was hired by MGM to costar in the musical feature film "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" as one of the available brides. She would appear in another classic Hollywood musical, "Funny Face", starring the riveting duo of Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. Although dance and music are major aspects of her talent, Lee also starred many times in Westerns on both the big and small screens, including roles in the Rat Pack shoot 'em up "Sergeants 3", "Bullet for a Badman", "Gunsmoke", and "Bonanza, to name a few. Her career in the Western genre would eventually be honored with a Lifetime Achievement award from the Motion Picture and Television Fund in 2002. Lee can also be seen in Alfred Hitchcock's "Witness for the Prosecution", "Elvis and the Beauty Queen", and "Marjorie Morningstar". In 1964, Lee generated plenty of news when she asked Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to release her elderly grandmother from a Siberian prison. He did, and her grandmother lived with Lee in California until the elderly woman died two years later.

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