Ruth Westheimer


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Ruth Westheimer was born on June 4, 1928 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She is an actress and producer, known for One Woman or Two (1985), Electric Dreams (1984) and Ask Dr. Ruth (2019). She was previously married to Manfred "Fred" Westheimer. See full bio »

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Known For

One Woman or Two Mrs. Heffner
(1985)
Electric Dreams Talk Show Host
(1984)
(2019)
Dr. Ruth's House Dr. Ruth Engelhof
(1990)

Filmography

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 2007 Lipshitz Saves the World (TV Movie)
Dr. Ruth
 2000-2005 Between the Lions (TV Series)
Dr. Ruth Wordheimer / Dr. Ruth Wordheimer (segment: "The Word Doctor with Dr. Ruth Wordheimer") / Ruth Westheimer (segment: "The Word Doctor with Dr. Ruth Wordheimer")
- Earl's Too Cool/When I Was Five (2005) ... Dr. Ruth Wordheimer (voice, as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
- Click, Clack, Moo; The Little Red Hen (2005) ... Dr. Ruth Wordheimer (voice, as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
- Pigs, Pigs, Pigs/The Three Little Pigs (2005) ... Dr. Ruth Wordheimer (voice, as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
- Step by Step (2003) ... Dr. Ruth Wordheimer (voice, as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
- Help! (2002) ... Dr. Ruth Wordheimer (voice, as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
 1999 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Ruth Westheimer
- Sex, Lies and Politics (1999) ... Ruth Westheimer (voice, as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
 1992 Melrose Place (TV Series)
Dr. Ruth
- Friends & Lovers (1992) ... Dr. Ruth (as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
 1990 Dr. Ruth's House (TV Movie)
Dr. Ruth Engelhof (as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
 1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
Mysterious Stranger
- Ponce de Leon (1986) ... Mysterious Stranger (as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
 1986 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Dr. Ruth
- Camille (1986) ... Dr. Ruth (uncredited)
 1985 One Woman or Two
Mrs. Heffner (as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
 1984 Electric Dreams
Talk Show Host (voice, as Dr. Ruth Westheimer)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (128 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (10 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Print ads for Lifestyles condoms (1986). See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 10 Articles | 4 Pictorials | See more »

Official Sites:

Dr. Ruth's Sexnet

Alternate Names:

Dr. Ruth | Dr Ruth | Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Height:

4' 7" (1.4 m)

Spouse:

Manfred "Fred" Westheimer  (his death)  (2 children)
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Personal Quote:

For some people, 'ten feet tall' is just a metaphor. For me, it's more than twice my height! See more »

Trivia:

The biographical drama, "Becoming Dr. Ruth", based on the life of Ruth Westheimer, opened in New York City's The Westside Theatre in November 2013. Starring Debra Jo Rupp as Dr. Ruth, it was written by Mark St. Germain and directed by Julianne Boyd for The Barrington Stage Company. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently talks about sex See more »

Nickname:

Doctor Ruth

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