Actress of Film and Stage, Ruta Lee, Releases her Memoirs!
Consider Your Ass Kissed, is available in bookstores everywhere!
Ruta Lee IS Hollywood! She tells the fascinating stories of her life as a rising star in the golden years of Hollywood; a career that spans 7 decades. In her book, 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 an honesty that IS Ruta Lee.
Topics in her new book feature her starring roles in films such as "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," to "Funny Face" "Bullet for a Badman" "Witness for the Prosecution"
Highlights also include working with leading men including 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!
As a young starlet, Ruta made international headlines when she convinced Khrushchev to release her 90-year-old grandmother from the Soviet Union.
She speaks of her friendship circle, which includes Rona Barrett, Phyllis Diller, Julie Newmar, Lucille Ball, Sally Field, Gypsy Rose Lee (no relation) and her best friend Debbie Reynolds.
She became one of the first female Game Show Hosts, with Alex Trebek on "High Rollers", had a thriving film career, as she simultaneously, 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.
Debbie Reynolds and Ruta Lee founded The Thalians, and together were the Leading Ladies of "Hollywood for Mental Health" raising millions for The Thalians Mental Health Center, with star-studded events.
Ruta has headlined around the country in many musicals as Dolly, Annie, Molly, Peter Pan, Mame, Irene, Nelly, Irma, Rose, The Woman of the Year, and Madame in the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Critics have raved about all of her stage roles, but two stand out as favorites, The Unsinkable Molly Brown and Goodbye Charlie.
Her memoirs are a treasure trove of wonderful personal stories and anecdotes with rare first hand and authentic memories of the entertainment industry ---Certainly worth the read!
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