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Ruta Lee (born Ruta Mary Kilmonis, May 30, 1935) is a Canadian-American actress and dancer who appeared as one of the brides in the musical 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 sci-fi series The Twilight Zone called "A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain".

Lee guest-starred on many television series, and was also featured on a number of game shows, including Hollywood Squares, What's My Line?, and as Alex Trebek's co-host on High Rollers. She is of Lithuanian descent.

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Ruta Lee (born Ruta Mary Kilmonis, May 30, 1935) is a Canadian-American actress and dancer who appeared as one of the brides in the musical 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 sci-fi series The Twilight Zone called "A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain".

Lee guest-starred on many television series, and was also featured on a number of game shows, including Hollywood Squares, What's My Line?, and as Alex Trebek's co-host on High Rollers. She is of Lithuanian descent.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 83

Birthday 1936-05-30

Place of Birth Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Also Known As

  • Rita Kilmonis
  • Ruta Kilmonis
  • Ruta Mary Kilmonis

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Coming of Age (16 episodes)
2007 Christmas at Cadillac Jack's as Rose Jenkins
2007 A Christmas Too Many as Grandma
2006 Christmas Do-Over as Granny Conlon
2004 Quiet Kill as Doris
2002 Life with Bonnie (1 episode)
1997 Sobbin' Women: The Making of 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' as Herself
1996 E! True Hollywood Story (1 episode)
1995 Funny Bones as Laura Fawkes
1993 Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1 episode)
1991 Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School as Revolta (voice)
1990 Rapunzel
1987 Jake and the Fatman (1 episode)
1984 Charles in Charge (1 episode)
1983 Hotel (1 episode)
1981 Simon & Simon (1 episode)
1981 Elvis and the Beauty Queen as Su-Su
1980 The Ghosts of Buxley Hall as Ernestine Di Gonzini
1980 Lucy Moves to NBC as Herself
1977 CHiPs (1 episode)
1977 Three's Company (1 episode) as Marsha Whitewood
1977 Rooster: Spurs of Death! as Gayly
1974 Roll, Freddy, Roll!
1972 Me and the Chimp (1 episode)
1972 Doomsday Machine as Dr. Marion Turner
1971 A Howling in the Woods as Sharon
1969 Love, American Style (1 episode) as Joan Landers
1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. (1 episode)
1968 The Mod Squad (1 episode)
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1967 Judd for the Defense (1 episode)
1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett (1 episode)
1967 Ironside (1 episode)
1965 The Wild Wild West (1 episode)
1965 Hogan's Heroes (2 episodes)
1964 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1 episode)
1964 Bullet for a Badman as Lottie
1963 The Bill Dana Show (1 episode)
1963 Burke's Law (3 episodes)
1963 The Fugitive (1 episode)
1963 Arrest and Trial (1 episode)
1963 Hootenanny Hoot as A.G. Bannister
1963 The Gun Hawk as Marleen
1962 The Lucy Show (2 episodes)
1962 The Virginian (2 episodes)
1962 Sergeants 3 as Amelia Parent
1961 Operation Eichmann as Anna Kemp
1961 Tallahassee 7000 (1 episode)
1960 The Andy Griffith Show (2 episodes)
1960 Outlaws (1 episode)
1959 Hawaiian Eye (3 episodes)
1959 The Rebel (1 episode)
1959 The Alaskans (2 episodes)
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1959 Johnny Staccato (1 episode)
1959 Rawhide (2 episodes)
1958 Man with a Camera (1 episode)
1958 77 Sunset Strip (5 episodes)
1958 Peter Gunn (1 episode)
1958 Marjorie Morningstar as Imogene Norman
1957 Witness for the Prosecution as Diana
1957 The Walter Winchell File (1 episode)
1957 Maverick (3 episodes)
1957 Perry Mason (5 episodes)
1957 M Squad (2 episodes)
1957 Sugarfoot (1 episode)
1957 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1 episode)
1957 Funny Face as Lettie
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1 episode)
1956 Gaby as Denise
1955 The Twinkle In God's Eye as Ruthie
1955 Highway Patrol (1 episode)
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (2 episodes)
1955 Cheyenne (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (2 episodes)
1955 The Millionaire (1 episode)
1954 December Bride (1 episode)
1954 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers as Bride Ruth Jensen
1953 I Led Three Lives (1 episode)
1952 Adventures of Superman (1 episode)
1951 Dragnet (1 episode)
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (2 episodes)
1950 Lux Video Theatre (1 episode)

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