Death of Ruth Handler: Age, Cause of Death, Date of Death, What Really Happened!

Death of Ruth Handler

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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?

Entrepreneur Ruth Handler died in 2002, 85 years old. The cause of death was Surgical Complications.

Information about the death of Ruth Handler
Cause of deathSurgical Complications
Age of death85 years
BirthdayNovember 4, 1916
Death dateApril 27, 2002
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A


I thought the Barbie doll would always be successful.

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We didn’t know how to run a business, but we had dreams and talent.

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It’s the degree of success and the length of time that is amazing.

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I did not think this doll could ever be this huge.

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They were using the dolls to project their dreams of their own futures as adult women.

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