Ruth Handler (Mosko) (1916 - 2002) MP

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Birthplace: Denver, CO, USA
Death: Died in Los Angeles, CA, USA
Cause of death: Complications of surgery for colon cancer
Managed by: Liz B.
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About Ruth Handler (Mosko)

She was the co-founder and President of Mattel, Inc. She is most well known for creating the Barbie doll.

It is said that she got the idea for Barbie from an already known German comic character named Bild Lilli (which she later bought the rights for).

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Ruth Handler's Timeline

1916
November 4, 1916
Denver, CO, USA
1944
1944
Age 27
2002
April 27, 2002
Age 85
Los Angeles, CA, USA
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