Ruth Handler



Age: 85


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