Ruth Buzzi

Actor, Comedian, Voice actor
Ruth Buzzi is an actress and comedienne best known for playing the perpetually bitter spinster Gladys Ormphby on the '60s comedy show "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In". Buzzi attended the Pasadena Playhouse for the Performing ... Read more »
Born: 07/24/1936 in Westerly, Rhode Island, USA

Filmography

Actor (85)

Days of Our Lives 1965 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Sesame Street 1969 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Young and the Restless 1972 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Stand-In 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

7th Heaven 1966 - 1967, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1966 - 1967, 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Major Dad 1966 - 1967, 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 1996, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sheep in the Big City 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

The Jamie Foxx Show 1966 - 1967, 1995 - 1996, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sheep in the Big City 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

67th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland 1999 (Movie)

Ruthie (Actor)

71st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Elmopalooza 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boys Will Be Boys 1997 (Movie)

Mrs Rudnick (Actor)

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Cro 1993 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Kids Incorporated 1984 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Chipmunks 1983 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

I Yabba-Dabba Doo! 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In 25th Anniversary 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

Dorf's Family Stump 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Rick Moranis in Gravedale High 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Voice

Diggin' Up Business 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Marvin: Baby of the Year 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

My Mom's a Werewolf 1989 (Movie)

Madame Gypsy (Actor)

The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Up Your Alley 1989 (Movie)

Marilyn (Actor)

Wishful Thinking 1989 (Movie)

Jody Moore (Actor)

Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw 1988 (Movie)

of Nose Marie (Voice)

Dixie Lanes 1987 (Movie)

Betty Conklin (Actor)

Super Night at the Super Bowl 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Berenstain Bears 1985 - 1987 (TV Show)

Voice

Bad Guys 1986 (Movie)

Petal McGurk (Actor)

George Burns Comedy Week 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The New Jetsons 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

The Paw Paws 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

Alice 1976 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Dom DeLuise and Friends, Part 2 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Surf II 1984 (Movie)

Chuck's Mother (Actor)

The Being 1982 (Movie)

Mayor's Wife (Actor)

The Shape of Things 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Chu Chu and the Philly Flash 1981 (Movie)

Consuelo (Actor)

Dean Martin's Celebrity Roast 1973 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Skatetown, USA 1979 (Movie)

Elvira (Actor)

The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again 1979 (Movie)

Tough Kate (Actor)

The North Avenue Irregulars 1979 (Movie)

Dr Rheems (Actor)

The Villain 1979 (Movie)

Damsel in Distress (Actor)

Baggy Pants and the Nitwits 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Voice

The Mad Mad Mad Mad World of the Super Bowl 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Freaky Friday 1976 (Movie)

Opposing Coach (Actor)

Record City 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Flip Wilson Comedy Special 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lost Saucer 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Paradise 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Sandy in Disneyland 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Keep U.S. Beautiful 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In 1967 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Singles 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

That Girl 1966 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Hope Show (10/05/70) 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Gene Kelly's Wonderful World of Girls 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

In Name Only 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Aristocats 1970 (Movie)

Singing Voice of Frou Frou (Actor)

The Wonderful World of Girls 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

The Steve Allen Comedy Hour 1966 - 1967 (Tv Show)

Actor

CHiPs (TV Show)

Actor

Hellzapoppin (TV Show)

Actor

In Name Only (Movie)

(Actor)

Pound Puppies (TV Show)

Voice

Rockin' With Judy Jetson (TV Show)

Voice

The Crazy Comedy Concert (TV Show)

Actor

The Incredible Book Escape (TV Show)

Voice

Biography

Ruth Buzzi is an actress and comedienne best known for playing the perpetually bitter spinster Gladys Ormphby on the '60s comedy show "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In". Buzzi attended the Pasadena Playhouse for the Performing Arts with fellow classmates Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman, and later moved to New York, where she was cast in Bob Fosse's Broadway hit "Sweet Charity". Cut from the same cloth as her contemporary Carol Burnett, Buzzi made her first television appearance on the "The Garry Moore Show" right after Burnett had left the program. A standout sketch work on Steve Allen's show led to her landing a spot on the regular cast of "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" in 1968. While Buzzi developed a number of characters for "Laugh-In", none were as popular, or distinctive, as Gladys Ormphby. Clad in dowdy attire and a hairnet, she would deliver a vigorous beating with her purse to anyone who offended her. The Ormphby character was also a regular on "The Dean Martin Comedy Hour" and Martin's celebrity roasts. In the '80s, Buzzi voiced several animated characters, most notably Nose Marie in "Pound Puppies" and Mama Bear on "The Berenstain Bears", which brought her a Daytime Emmy nomination. Buzzi also won a Golden Globe for her work on "Laugh-In".

Relationships

Rena Pauline Buzzi

Mother

Angelo Buzzi

Father

Kent Perkins

Husband
second husband married on December 10, 1979

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