Biography - A Short Wiki
President of Mattel Inc. She was best remembered for her part in the creation of the Barbie brand.
She was married to Elliot Handler from 1938 until her death in 2002, and her kids were named Kenneth and Barbara Handler. She was inspired to name Barbie after her daughter Barbara.
How did Ruth Handler die?
Ruth Handler's death was caused by surgical complications.
|Cause of death||Surgical Complications|
|Age of death||85 years|
|Birthday||November 4, 1916|
|Death date||April 27, 2002|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
Television speeded everything up.Ruth Handler
It’s the degree of success and the length of time that is amazing.Ruth Handler
I did not think this doll could ever be this huge.Ruth Handler
They were using the dolls to project their dreams of their own futures as adult women.Ruth Handler
Through their play Barbara imagined their lives as adults. They used the dolls to reflect the adult world around them. They would sit and carry on conversations, making the dolls real people.Ruth Handler