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Overview (4)

Born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Birth NameKarola Ruth Siegel
Nickname Doctor Ruth
Height 4' 7" (1.4 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ruth Westheimer was born on June 4, 1928 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany as Karola Ruth Siegel. She is an actress, known for Dr. Ruth's House (1990), Electric Dreams (1984) and One Woman or Two (1985). She was previously married to Manfred "Fred" Westheimer.

Spouse (1)

Manfred "Fred" Westheimer (10 December 1961 - 3 April 1997) ( his death) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (3)

Petite frame
Raspy, sultry voice
Frequently talks about sex

Trivia (7)

Received the Women's International Center (WIC) Living Legacy Award in 1988.
Her parents sent her to Switzerland to escape the Nazis when she was ten years old. Both her parents were killed in the Holocaust. She grew up in a kibbutz in Israel.
According to her statements on the February 28, 2002 episode of Politically Incorrect (1993), Dr. Ruth was a sniper in the Israeli (Haganah) Army.
Earned her Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1970.
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.
Lifelong friend of Joan Rivers. Westheimer attended her funeral, after the comedienne passed away on September 7, 2014.
Almost shares the same birthday with the late Joan Rivers, by 4 days, who was 5 years Westheimer's junior.

Personal Quotes (2)

For some people, 'ten feet tall' is just a metaphor. For me, it's more than twice my height!
On personal power: Our way is not soft grass, it's a mountain path with lots of rocks. But it goes upwards, forward, toward the sun.

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