Sunday, July 24, 2011

Happy 75th Birthday Ruth Buzzi

Ruth Ann Buzzi was born on July 24 1936 in Westerly, Rhode Island. Her father was a nationally recognized stone sculptor and Ruth attended Stonington High School where she was a head cheerleader. At 17 she enrolled at the Pasadena Playhouse and graduated with honors. She then toured with singer Rudy Vallee in his live musical comedy act. Then she moved to New York and immediately signed for a lead in on Off-Broadway musical revue. She then teamed with Dom DeLuise in a comical magic act as his assistant names Shankuntala and the two appeared on several evening TV shows including "The Carol Burnett Show" and "Your Show of Shows" and the "Garry Moore Show". Ruth then returned to Broadway appearing in "Sweet Charity" (1966). Buzzi then appeared on several TV series such as "That Girl" and "The Steve Allen Show" then she was then signed to appear on the new series "Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In" and appeared in every episode. After Laugh In Ruth appeared on several of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts and did some voice work for cartoons and commercials. Buzzi has appeared in over 20 films including two Euro-westerns "Lucky Luke" (1990) and "Troublemakers" (1994) as well as the "Lucky Luke" TV series (1990-1991) as Ma Dalton. Today we celebrate Ruth Buzzi’s 75th birthday.


  1. I loved doing those western movies with Bud Spencer and Terence Hill, such great guys and wonderful actors. We were on location in the gorgeous hill country of Northern New Mexico, with herds of elk and bison wandering around the movie set. It doesn't seem like 20 years have passed, but I'm ready to do it again! Love, Ruth Buzzi

  2. Thank you for remembering my birthday!

  3. Had the opportunity to meet Ruth Buzzi and some of her friends last night at my sister's barn dance. Ruth is very sweet lady, and very funny. Hope to get to see her again in the future.

    Gary Medlin