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Ruth Handler (1916–2002)

Ruth Handler was born on November 4, 1916 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Ruth Marianna Mosko. She was a writer, known for Detective Barbie: Mystery of the Carnival Caper (1998), Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (2012) and Barbie (1991). She was married to Elliot Handler. She died on April 27, 2002 in Century City, California, USA. See full bio »

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Filmography

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 2021 Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams (TV Movie) (based on the "Barbie" characters created by)
 2018 Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures (TV Series) (based on characters created by - 1 episode)
- Balancing Act (2018) ... (based on characters created by - uncredited)
 2017 Barbie Video Game Hero (Video) (based on: the Barbie characters created by)
 2012 Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar (based on: the Barbie characters created by)
 2011 Barbie: A Perfect Christmas (Video) (based on: the Barbie characters created by)
 2011 Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2 (Video) (based on: the Barbie characters created by)
 2010 Barbie in a Mermaid Tale (Video) (based on: the Barbie characters created by - uncredited)
 2009 Sing Along with Barbie (Video short) (based on: the Barbie characters, created by - uncredited)
 2009 Barbie Presents: Thumbelina (Video) (based on: the Barbie characters created by)
 2008 Barbie in 'A Christmas Carol' (Video) (based on: the Barbie characters created by)
 2008 Barbie and the Diamond Castle (Video) (based on: the Barbie characters created by)
 2008 Barbie and the Three Musketeers (Video) (based on: the Barbie characters created by)
 2008 Barbie Mariposa and Her Butterfly Fairy Friends (Video) (based on: the Barbie characters created by)
 2007 Barbie as the Island Princess (Video) (based upon: Barbie characters created by - uncredited)
 2007 Barbie Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow (Video) (based upon: Barbie characters created by - uncredited)
 2006 Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses (Video) (based upon: Barbie characters created by - uncredited)
 2006 Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia (Video) (based upon: Barbie characters created by - uncredited)
 2005 Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus 3-D (Video) (based upon: Barbie characters created by - uncredited)
 2005 Barbie: Fairytopia (Video) (based upon: Barbie characters created by - uncredited)
 2004 Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper (Video) (based on: the Barbie characters created by - uncredited)
 2003 Barbie of Swan Lake (Video) (based on: the Barbie characters created by - uncredited)
 2002 Barbie as Rapunzel (Video) (based on: the Barbie characters created by - uncredited)
 2001 Barbie in the Nutcracker (Video) (characters)
 1999 Barbie Sticker Designer (Video Game) (characters)
 1999 Detective Barbie: Mystery at Lighthouse Cove (Video Game) (characters)
 1999 Working Woman Barbie (Video Game) (characters)
 1998 Detective Barbie: Mystery of the Carnival Caper (Video Game) (characters)
 1998 Barbie Riding Club (Video Game) (characters)
 1998 Barbie Photo Designer (Video Game) (characters)
 1997 Adventures with Barbie: Ocean Discovery (Video Game) (characters)
 1997 Talk with Me! Barbie (Video Game) (characters)
 1992 Dance! Workout with Barbie (Video short) (uncredited)
 1991 Barbie (Video Game) (character: Barbie)
 1987 Barbie and the Rockers: Out of This World (TV Movie) (characters - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Handler was an entrepreneur and marketing whiz who co-founded Mattel and created the Barbie doll. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

Spouse:

Elliot Handler  (her death)  (2 children)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Every little girl needed a doll through which to project herself into her dream of her future. If she was going to do role playing of what she would be like when she was 16 or 17, it was a little stupid to play with a doll that had a flat chest. So I gave it beautiful breasts. See more »

Trivia:

In Barbie's first run, she was initially unsuccessful, as parents were concerned at first that the doll had a rather voluptuous figure compared to other children's dolls (more specifically, the presence of breasts is what bothered them). See more »

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Scorpio

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