Ruta Lee’s Her memoir, entitled “Consider Your Ass Kissed” (released through Briton Publishing), is a treasure trove of wonderful personal stories and anecdotes with rare first hand and authentic memories of the entertainment industry.
– Her starring roles in films such as “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” to ‘Funny Face” “Bullet for a Badman” “Witness for the Prosecution” “Sergeants 3”
– Ruta has worked with Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Charles Bronson, James Garner, Johnny Carson, Fred Astaire, Robin Williams, Howard Keel, Bob Crane, Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack, the list goes on!
– The iconic ladies she called friends are, Rona Barrett, Phyllis Diller, Julie Newmar, Lucille Ball, Sally Fields, Gypsy Rose Lee (no relation) and her best friend and founder of Thalians, Debbie Reynolds.
– During Ruta’s film career, she launched into television success with over 2000 appearances on shows from Perry Mason to Power Rangers, Twilight Zone to Murder She Wrote, Hogan’s Heroes to Love Boat, Roseanne and auditioned for the role of Ginger on Gilligan’s Island.
– The Thalians, founder’s Debbie Reynolds, and Ruta were the Leading Ladies of “Hollywood for Mental Health” raising millions for The Thalians Mental Health Center, with star studdedevents.
Now The Thalians are working with UCLA’s “Operation Mend” for the mental health of returning disabled Veterans. The Thalians honored Ruta Lee for her dedication to mental health. She joined the ranks of previous honorees, Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Mary Tyler Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Lansbury and and Clint Eastwood, to name just a few.
– During Ruta’s thriving film career, she launched into television success with over 2000 appearances, starring and guest starring in shows like Perry Mason, George Burns & Gracie Allen Show, Andy Griffith Show, Dragnet, Peter Gun, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Rawhide, Marcus Welby MD, Twilight Zone, Ironside, The Flying Nun, Hogan’s Heroes, Mork & Mindy, Benson, The Love Boat, Roseanne, Days of Our Lives and, of course, 77 Sunset Strip, The Lucy Show, and even auditioned for the role of Ginger on Gilligan’s Island..
Ruta Lee is Hollywood! She tells the fascinating stories of her life, as a rising star in the golden years of Hollywood while reaching the top in her career spanning 7 decades. You will meet the famous actors, dancers and singers who are now legends that Ruta worked with and whose stories of life behind the scenes intertwined with Ruta’s. The stories of Ruta’s life are told here with truth with humor and with honesty that is Ruta Lee.