Ruth Fertel

 

 

Age: 75

 

Summary: restaurateur who founded Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in New Orleans to send her sons to college in 1965, and who was dubbed by her peers as the First Lady of American Restaurants.

 

 

Cause of Death: Lung cancer

 

Born: February 5, 1927

 

Died: April 16, 2002

 

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana