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Ruth Buzzi


Ruth Buzzi was Born July 24, 1936 in South County (Westerly), Rhode Island to Rena Pauline and Angelo Peter Buzzi, a nationally recognized stone sculptor. She Raised in Wequetequock, Connecticut, and attended Stonington High School. She Gained experience as a cheerleader performing before crowds at athletic events. At 17, she enrolled at the ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Laugh-In
Laugh-In Regular Performer
(1967-1973)
The Berenstain Bears
(1985)
Freaky Friday
Freaky Friday Opposing Coach
(1976)
Legends of the Superheroes
(1979)

Filmography

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  Glenn's Gotta Go (post-production)
Grandma Polly
 2006-2007 Come on Over (TV Series)
Ruthie
- Surprise It's Your Birthday (2007) ... Ruthie
- BEEEEES! (2006) ... Ruthie
 2006 Fallen Angels
Perril
 1993-2006 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Ruthie / Suzie Kabloozie / Ruthi / ...
- Abby Cadabby Comes to Sesame Street (2006) ... Suzie Kabloozie (voice)
- Little Furry Red Monster Parade (2004) ... Suzie Kabloozie (voice)
- Episode #33.50 (2002) ... Suzie Kabloozie (voice)
- Hurricane: Part 4 (2001) ... Suzie Kabloozi (voice)
- Hurricane: Part 2 (2001) ... Suzie Kabloozie (voice)
 2004 Adventures in Homeschooling (Short)
Gertie Hemple
 2003 Passions (TV Series)
Nurse Kravitz
- Episode #1.1140 (2003) ... Nurse Kravitz
- Episode #1.1139 (2003) ... Nurse Kravitz
 2003 'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection (Video)
Bench Cameo (Gump) (uncredited)
 2000-2001 Sheep in the Big City (TV Series)
- Fleeced to Meet You (2001) ... (voice)
- 15 Muttons of Fame (2001) ... (voice)
- Can't Live Without Ewe (2001) ... (voice)
- Home for the Baa-lidays (2000) ... (voice)
- Going Off the Sheep End (2000) ... (voice)
 1998-2001 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Telephone Operator
- One Hundred (2001) ... (uncredited)
- Here Comes Santa Claus (1998) ... Telephone Operator
 2000 Nothing But the Truth
Lois Troy
 2000 Rocket Power (TV Series)
Dog Owner
- Rad Rover Come Over/Extreme Nerd (2000) ... Dog Owner (voice)
 2000 The Angry Beavers (TV Series)
Mrs. Beaver
- It's a Spootful Life/The Mom from U.N.C.L.E. (2000) ... Mrs. Beaver (voice)
 2000 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd (TV Series)
Old Lady
- Lie Like a Dog (2000) ... Old Lady
 1999 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Liz Summers
- The Roast (1999) ... Liz Summers
 1999 Boys Will Be Boys (TV Movie)
Mrs. Rudnick
 1998 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
Delilah
- Good Will Haunting (1998) ... Delilah
 1997 The Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series)
Judge Lekeisha Roshanda Jackson
- I've Fallen and I Won't Get Up (1997) ... Judge Lekeisha Roshanda Jackson
 1996 'Weird Al' Yankovic: Gump (Video short)
Gladys Ormphby
 1995 The Savage Dragon (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1994 The Best of Elmo (Video short)
Ruthie
 1993-1994 Cro (TV Series)
Nandy
- They Move Mammoths, Don't They? (1994) ... Nandy (voice)
- Turn Up the Heat (1994) ... Nandy (voice)
- Lever in a Million Years (1994) ... Nandy (voice)
- Play It Again, Cro Not! (1994) ... Nandy (voice)
- What That Smell (1994) ... Nandy (voice)
 1993 The Pink Panther (TV Series)
 1993 Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby (TV Movie) (voice)
 1992-1993 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- A Girl and a Ghoul/A Little Bit of Pugsley/Ask Granny (1993) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Camp Addams/Little Doll Lost/King of the Polycotton Blues (1993) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Then Came Granny/Pet Show Thing/Fester Sings the Fester Way (1993) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Double O Honeymoon (1993) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Sweetheart of a Brother (1993) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1993 Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa (TV Series)
- Circus Daze (1993) ... (voice)
 1993 I Yabba-Dabba Do! (TV Movie)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1992 Major Dad (TV Series)
Mattie Fae Tillman
- In the Brick of Time (1992) ... Mattie Fae Tillman
 1992 Lucky Luke (TV Series)
Ma Dalton
- La mamma dei Dalton (1992) ... Ma Dalton
 1992 Lucky Ed's Tabloid News (TV Movie)
Sample Lady
 1991 Darkwing Duck (TV Series)
Alien Cow / Dottie Debson
- Twin Beaks (1991) ... Alien Cow (voice)
- Dances with Bigfoot (1991) ... Dottie Debson (voice)
 1988-1991 Out of This World (TV Series)
Mrs. Miller / Mrs. Slater / Mabel T. Stone
- Mayor Evie (1991) ... Mrs. Miller
- Evie's Yuppie Love (1990) ... Mrs. Slater
- Career Crunch (1988) ... Mabel T. Stone
 1991 The New Adam-12 (TV Series)
Mrs. Woolridge
- Lover Mugger (1991) ... Mrs. Woolridge
 1991 They Came from Outer Space (TV Series)
Carol
- Animal Magnetism (1991) ... Carol
 1990 Diggin' Up Business
Widow Knockerby
 1990/I Wishful Thinking
Jody
 1990 Gravedale High (TV Series)
Miss Fresno
- Monster on Trial (1990) ... Miss Fresno (voice)
 1988-1990 The Munsters Today (TV Series)
Dracula's Mom
- It's My Party and I'll Die If I Want To (1990) ... Dracula's Mom
 1990 Saved by the Bell (TV Series)
Roberta Powers
- House Party (1990) ... Roberta Powers
 1990 The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Pity the Poor Pirate (1990) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1990 Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (TV Series)
Ma
- Pie in the Sky (1990) ... Ma
 1984-1989 The Smurfs (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Symbols of Wisdom/Blue Eyes Returns (1984) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1989 My Mom's a Werewolf
Madame Gypsy
 1989 Up Your Alley
Marilyn
 1989 Marvin: Baby of the Year (TV Short)
Chrissy's Mother (voice)
 1988 Rockin' with Judy Jetson (TV Movie)
Felonia Funk (voice)
 1988 Dixie Lanes
Betty
 1988 Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw
Nose Marie (voice)
 1987 Milroy: Santa's Misfit Mutt (Video short)
Mrs. Claus (voice)
 1986-1987 Pound Puppies (TV Series)
Nose Marie / Greyhound Puppy / Charlie's Mom / ...
- Cooler, Come Back (1987) ... Nose Marie (voice)
- Peter Pup (1987) ... Nose Marie (voice)
- Garbage Night: The Musical (1987) ... Nose Marie (voice)
- Bright Lights, Bright Eyes/Dog and Caterpillar (1987) ... Nose Marie (voice)
- Where's the Fire?/The Wonderful World of Whopper (1987) ... Nose Marie (voice)
 1978-1987 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Ruth Buzzi / Patti Harmon
- Who Killed Maxwell Thorn? (1987) ... Ruth Buzzi
 1986 Kids Incorporated: Rock in the New Year (TV Movie)
Blanche
 1986 Life with Lucy (TV Series)
Mrs. Wilcox
- Lucy Makes a Hit with John Ritter (1986) ... Mrs. Wilcox
 1986 Bad Guys
Petal McGurk
 1986 Check It Out (TV Series)
Tiffany Cobb
- Sex Appeal (1986) ... Tiffany Cobb
 1985-1986 Paw Paws (TV Series)
Aunt Pruney
- The Zip Zap 4-D Trap (1986) ... Aunt Pruney (voice)
- S'no Business (1986) ... Aunt Pruney (voice)
- Totem Time Trap (1986) ... Aunt Pruney (voice)
- Lost Lake Monster (1986) ... Aunt Pruney (voice)
- The Great Paw Paw Turnaround (1986) ... Aunt Pruney (voice)
 1985 Down to Earth (TV Series)
Mary Louise
- Perfect Match (1985) ... Mary Louise
 1985 The Berenstain Bears (TV Series)
Mama Bear
- The Giant Bat Cave (1985) ... Mama Bear (voice)
- The Messy Room (1985) ... Mama Bear (voice)
 1985 The Jetsons (TV Series)
- Elroy in Wonderland (1985) ... (voice)
 1985 George Burns Comedy Week (TV Series)
Juliette
- The Dynamite Girl (1985) ... Juliette
 1984 Masquerade (TV Series)
- Flashpoint (1984)
 1984 The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries (TV Series)
Mrs. Muffinstuffer / Katerina Kobald / Evil Elf
- The Nutcracker Scoob (1984) ... Mrs. Muffinstuffer (voice)
- The Night of the Living Toys/South Pole Vault (1984) ... Katerina Kobald / Evil Elf (voice)
 1984 Surf II
Chuck's Mom
 1983 The Being
Virginia Lane
 1983 Gun Shy (TV Series)
Mrs. Mound
- Reading, Writing, and Robbing (1983) ... Mrs. Mound
 1982 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Laura Morley
- Three on a Mismatch (1982) ... Laura Morley
 1981 Alice (TV Series)
Chloe
- Henry's Bitter Half (1981) ... Chloe
 1980 Myra (Short)
Mrs. Page (voice)
 1979-1980 CHiPs (TV Series)
Ruth Buzzi
- The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party: Part 2 (1980) ... Ruth Buzzi (uncredited)
- Roller Disco: Part 2 (1979) ... Ruth Buzzi (uncredited)
 1980 I Go Pogo
Miz Beaver / Miss Mam'selle Hepzibah (voice)
 1980 CBS Library (TV Series)
Mrs. Page
- The Incredible Book Escape (1980) ... Mrs. Page (voice)
 1979-1980 Whatever Turns You On (TV Series)
Various roles / Ms. Take / Miss Fit / ...
- Educational Programming (1980) ... Mom / Lois / Ms. Take / ...
- Trouble with Social Workers (1980) ... Various roles
- Commercial Programming (1980) ... Various roles
- Kevin Somers, Rock Star (1980) ... Various roles
- Public Transit & Kidnapping (1980) ... Various roles
 1979 The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show (TV Series)
Additional Voices (1979) (voice)
 1979 Skatetown, U.S.A.
Elvira
 1979 The Villain
Damsel in Distress
 1979 The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
Old Tough Kate - aka 'Granny'
 1979 You Can't Do That on Television (TV Series)
Ms. Fitt / Ms. Take
- Episode #1.9 (1979) ... Ms. Fitt / Ms. Take (uncredited)
- Episode #1.8 (1979)
 1979 The North Avenue Irregulars
Dr. Rheems
 1979 Legends of the Superheroes (TV Series)
Aunt Minerva
- The Roast (1979) ... Aunt Minerva
 1978 Record City
Olga
 1977 Once Upon a Brothers Grimm (TV Movie)
Queen Astrid
 1977 Baggy Pants & the Nitwits (TV Series)
Gladys
- Beach Fun/Ratman! (1977) ... Gladys (voice)
- The Frog/The Hole Thing! (1977) ... Gladys (voice)
- Horse Laff/Chicken Lady (1977) ... Gladys (voice)
- A Haunting Experience/Genie Meanie (1977) ... Gladys (voice)
 1977 The Rescuers
German Mouse (voice, unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1977 Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Angie Dickinson (TV Special)
Gladys Ormphby
 1976 Freaky Friday
Opposing Coach
 1976 The Krofft Supershow (TV Series)
Fi (in 'The Lost Saucer')
 1973-1976 Medical Center (TV Series)
Rose Jenkins
- Judgment (1973) ... Rose Jenkins
 1976 Emergency! (TV Series)
Amy Merkle
- Grateful (1976) ... Amy Merkle
 1975 The Lost Saucer (TV Series)
Fi
- Valley of the Chickaphants (1975) ... Fi
- The Tiny Years (1975) ... Fi
- The Laughing Years (1975) ... Fi
- Polka Dot Years (1975) ... Fi
 1974 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Cleaning Lady
- The Crazy Comedy Concert (1974) ... Cleaning Lady
 1974 Paradise (TV Movie)
Roberta
 1974 Lotsa Luck (TV Series)
Wilma Wallachek
- Stan and the Wealthy Widow (1974) ... Wilma Wallachek
 1973 The Dean Martin Show (TV Series)
Gladys Ormphby
- Celebrity Roast: Carroll O'Connor (1973) ... Gladys Ormphby
 1967-1973 Laugh-In (TV Series)
Regular Performer
- Episode #6.24 (1973) ... Regular Performer
- Episode #6.23 (1973) ... Regular Performer
- Episode #6.22 (1973) ... Regular Performer
- Episode #6.21 (1973) ... Regular Performer
- Episode #6.20 (1973) ... Regular Performer
 1970-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Helen (segment "Love and the Missing Mister") / Beverly (segment "Love and the Haunted House")
- Love and the Missing Mister/Love and the Old Lover/Love and the Twanger Tutor (1973) ... Helen (segment "Love and the Missing Mister")
- Love and the Decision/Love and the Haunted House (1970) ... Beverly (segment "Love and the Haunted House")
 1972 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Annie Whipple
- My Fair Buzzi (1972) ... Annie Whipple
 1972 The Singles (TV Movie)
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Hungry Witch (segment "Witches' Feast")
- Death in the Family/The Merciful/Class of '99/Witches' Feast (1971) ... Hungry Witch (segment "Witches' Feast")
 1970 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Soprano
- It's Tough to Be a Bird (1970) ... Soprano (voice)
 1970 The AristoCats
Frou-Frou (singing voice, uncredited)
 1970 The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #2.21 (1970)
 1969 In Name Only (TV Movie)
Ruth Clayton
 1969 That's Life (TV Series)
 1967-1968 That Girl (TV Series)
Pete Peterson
- The Beard (1968) ... Pete Peterson
- Great Guy (1968) ... Pete Peterson
- The Mailman Cometh (1967) ... Pete Peterson
- The Philadelphia Story (1967) ... Pete Peterson
- To Each Her Own (1967) ... Pete Peterson
 1967 The Monkees (TV Series)
Mrs. Weatherspoon
- A Coffin Too Frequent (1967) ... Mrs. Weatherspoon
 1965 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Leticia Bradford (1983)
 1964-1965 Linus! The Lion Hearted (TV Series)
Granny Goodwitch
- Linus to the Rescue (1965) ... Granny Goodwitch (voice)
- Adrift on the Rapids (1964) ... Granny Goodwitch (voice)
- Mocking Bird (1964) ... Granny Goodwitch (voice)
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Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Trivia:

Is a ventriloquist. See more »

Trademark:

Her character, park-bench spinster Gladys Ormphby

Star Sign:

Leo

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