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Ruta Lee

Actress / Film Actress / Model (person) / Stage Actress / Television Actress / Voice Actress | * 05/30/1936 (86) | Montréal, Québec (Canada)
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Ruta Lee (born Ruta Mary Kilmonis; May 30, 1935) is an American actress and dancer who appeared as one of the brides in the musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. She had roles in films including Billy Wilder's crime drama Witness for the Prosecution and Stanley Donen's musical comedy Funny Face, and also is remembered for her guest appearance in a 1963 episode of Rod Serling's sci-fi series The Twilight Zone called "A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain". Lee guest-starred on many television series, and was also featured on a number of game shows, including Hollywood Squares, What's My Line?, and Match Game, and as Alex Trebek's co-host on High Rollers. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Western

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Ruta Lee

Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Movies with Ruta Lee as Actress(29)

as Diego's Neighbor2021 Senior Moment
as Rose Jenkins2007 Christmas at Cadillac Jack's
as Grandma2007 A Christmas Too Many
as Granny Conlon2006 Christmas Do-Over
as Doris2004 Quiet Kill
as Laura Fawkes1995 Funny Bones
as Faye Converse1990 People Like Us
as Revolta (voice)1988 Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School
as Ernestine Di Gonzini1980 The Ghosts of Buxley Hall
as herself1980 Lucy Moves to NBC
as Evelyn Danton1974 Roll, Freddy, Roll!
as Dr. Marion Turner1972 Doomsday Machine
as Lottie1964 Bullet for a Badman
as A.G. Bannister1963 Hootenanny Hoot
as Marleen1963 The Gun Hawk
as Amelia Parent1962 Sergeants 3
as Anna Kemp1961 Operation Eichmann
as Imogene Norman1958 Marjorie Morningstar
as Lettie1957 Funny Face
as Denise1956 Gaby
as Bride Ruth Jensen1954 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

TV Shows/Series with Ruta Lee as Actress(57)


Full Name: Ruta Lee
Citizenship: Canada
Born: Saturday, 05/30 1936 (May) in Montréal, Québec (Canada) (current age: 86 years + 251 days)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Educated at: Los Angeles City College, University of California, Los Angeles, Hollywood High School
Other names for Ruta Lee (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Rita Kilmonis"
"Ruta Kilmonis"
"Ruta Mary Kilmonis"
Ruta Lee frequently works together with these people:
J. Pat O'Malley (27x, Actor)
William Schallert (25x, Actor)
Dabbs Greer (24x, Actor)
Karl Swenson (24x, Actor)
Claude Akins (24x, Actor)
Vaughn Taylor (23x, Actor)
Ross Elliott (23x, Actor)
Virginia Gregg (23x, Actress)
Whit Bissell (22x, Actor)
Bartlett Robinson (22x, Actor)
John Anderson (22x, Actor)
Sam Denoff (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:209856, Added: 07/24/2018, Last updated: 01/10/2023