Ruta Lee

Ruta Lee
Ruta Lee

Ruta Lee

Ruta Lee was born in 1932 in Montreal, Canada.   Among her films are “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” in 1954, “Funny Face” with Audrey Hepburn in 1957 and “Witness for the Prosecution” with Charles Laughton and Marlene Dietrich.   In 1995 she was featured in the wonderful “Funny Bones”.

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Ruta Lee was born on May 30, 1935 in Montréal, Québec, Canada as Ruta Mary Kilmonis. She is an actress, known for Witness for the Prosecution (1957), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) and Funny Face (1957). She has been married to Webster B. Lowe Jr. since February 13, 1976.   Speaks Lithuanian fluently.

Lee is chairman of The Thalians, an organization for the treatment of mental health at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Debbie Reynolds is the president. Both have been actively involved in building this celebrity run organization for over 30 years.
She loves it when fans remember her Twilight Zone (1959) episode, Twilight Zone: A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain (1963).
She and her husband own several houses scattered across the US. In her acting travels, she stays at these different houses for varied periods of time. About her house-hopping travels she jokes, “I sleep around.”.
1957 Deb Star.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 10, 2006 in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, where she once worked as an usher and candy girl. Her friends Debbie Reynolds and Alex Trebek were in attendance.

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