Ruth Handler

Co-Founder Mattel, Creator Of Barbie

November 4, 1916 – April 27, 2002
Ruth invented the Barbie doll in 1959 and served as the first president of Mattel, Inc., which she co-founded with her husband Elliot in January 1945 until 1974.

Ruth also invented Nearly Me, a more realistic breat prosthesis after being diagnosed with breast ...

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Invented the Barbie doll.
Was the first president of Mattel.
Invented and manufactered a more realistic version of a woman's breast, called "Nearly Me".

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