Ruth Handler

Ruth Handler
1916 - 2002
Ruth Handler  American Business

Ruth Handler dating history


Ruth Handler was previously married to Elliot Handler (1938 - 2002).


American Business Professional Ruth Handler was born on 4th November, 1916 in Denver, Colorado, USA and passed away on 27th Apr 2002 Los Angeles, CA aged 85. She is most remembered for Creator of Barbie. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Ruth Handler is a member of the following lists: American Jews, People from Greater Los Angeles and Writers from California.


Who is Ruth Handler dating? Ruth Handler boyfriend, husband list. Help us build our profile of Ruth Handler! Login to add information, pictures and relationships, join in discussions and get credit for your contributions.

Relationship Statistics

Married1 70 years, 3 months - -
Total1 70 years, 3 months - -


First Name Ruth
Middle Name Marianna
Last Name Handler
Maiden Name Mosko
Age 85 (age at death) years
Birthday 4th November, 1916
Birthplace Denver, Colorado, USA
Died 27th April, 2002
Place of Death Los Angeles, CA
Cause of Death Complications from surgery
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text President of Mattel, Inc.
Occupation Business
Claim to Fame Creator of Barbie

Ruth Marianna Handler (née Mosko; November 4, 1916 – April 27, 2002) was an American businesswoman and inventor. She served as the president of the toy manufacturer Mattel Inc., In 1959 she invented the Barbie doll, which sold over a billion copies worldwide. She was the founder and president of the world's largest toy company, which at its peak had 18,000 employees and annual sales of over $300 million. She was active in public service and won many awards. In 1974 the Handlers were forced to resign from Mattel, and in 1978 Ruth Handler and four others were convicted in federal court of conspiracy, mail fraud, and false reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

More about Ruth Handler
Less about Ruth Handler

Dating History

Partner Comparison

Ruth Handler85 ScorpioBusiness
Elliot Handler95 AriesBusiness


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
BarbaraFemale21st May, 194180 years oldElliot Handler
KennethMale22nd March, 194477 years oldElliot Handler


Tiny Shoulders, Rethinking Barbie2018Herself (archiveFootage)Movie
Barbie Nation: An Unauthorized Tour1998HerselfMovie




Top Contributors for Ruth Handler

Edit Page

Help keep Ruth Handler profile up to date.

Six Degrees

Six Degrees Connections

Connect any celebrity with Ruth Handler to see how closely they are linked... romantically!

Recent connections involving Ruth Handler