Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Hollywood High School
Los Angeles City College, University of California at Los Angeles
Full Name at Birth
Ruta Mary Kilmonis
Lita Baron, Clint Eastwood, Clint Walker, Beverly Garland, Jim Drury, Gene Barry, Mala Powers
Immaculate Heart High School
Joseph (a tailor)
Mary (a seamstress)
Werner Klemperer, Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire
Great Dane Sascha, Great Dane Spike, A White Peacock, toy poodle named Yo-Yo, pair of Siamese cats, Persian cat
Claim to Fame
Ruta Lee (born May 30, 1935) is a Canadian actress and dancer who appeared as one of the brides in the film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. She had roles in films including Billy Wilder's crime drama Witness for the Prosecution and Stanley Donen's musical comedy Funny Face and also is remembered for her guest appearance in a 1963 episode of Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone sci-fi series called "A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain".
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Ruta Lee (born May 30, 1936) is a Canadian actress and dancer who appeared as one of the brides in the film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. She is remembered for her guest appearance in a 1963 episode of Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone and as a semi-regular on a number of game shows, including the Hollywood Squares, What's My Line?, and as Alex Trebek's co-host on High Rollers. She is of Lithuanian descent.
Ruta Lee was born Ruta Mary Kilmonis in Montreal, Quebec, and she was the only child of two Lithuanian immigrants. Her father was a tailor; her mother, a homemaker.
In 1948, her family moved to Los Angeles, California, where she graduated in 1954 from Hollywood High School and began studying acting and appearing in school plays. She attended both Los Angeles City College and the University of California at Los Angeles.
Lee worked as a cashier, an usherette, and a candy girl at Grauman's Chinese Theater, but when she was $40 short in her cash account at the end of her shift one night, she was fired.
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