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  • Jack Ryan (1926 - 1991)
    John W. "Jack" Ryan was an American designer noted for creating the popular image. Ryan worked at toy company Mattel for 20 years, becoming the company's vice president of research and development.Ther...
  • Ruth Handler (1916 - 2002)
    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 name...
  • Barbara Joyce Segal
    She is the daughter of Mattel co-founders Elliot and Ruth Handler. The Barbie doll was named after her.
  • Elliot Handler (1916 - 2011)
    Isadore Elliot Handler cofounded Mattel, Inc. which was named after Handler and his business partner Harold Matson. His wife, Ruth Mosko Handler, took over Matson's role when the Handlers bought out ...
  • Kenneth Robert Handler (1944 - 1994)
    Kenneth Robert Handler was the son of Barbie doll creator Ruth Mosko Handler and Elliot Handler. The Ken doll was named after him.

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