Summary: co-founder of Mattel and creator of the Barbie doll, in which the buxom doll debuted in 1959 and became an instant hit offering girls a mature alternative to baby dolls, where more than 1 billion Barbies have been sold in 150 countries.
Cause of Death: Complications from colon cancer surgery
Born: November 4, 1916
Died: April 27, 2002
Location: Los Angeles, California