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Ruta Lee Net Worth

Ruta Mary Kilmonis net worth is

$4 Million

Ruta Mary Kilmonis Wiki Biography

Ruta Mary Kilmonis, better known as Ruta Lee, was born on the 30th May 1935, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada of Lithuanian immigrant parents. She is an actress, who is probably still best recognized for starring in the role of Ruth, one of the brides in “Seven Brides For Seven Brothers” (1954), playing Diana in “Witness For The Prosecution” (1957), and as Laura Fawkes in “Funny Bones” (1995). Her acting career has been active since 1953.

So, have you ever wondered just how rich Ruta Lee is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Ruta’s net worth is over $4 million, accumulated largely through her successful career as a professional actress.

Ruta Lee Net Worth $4 Million

Ruta Lee spent her childhood in her hometown, the only child of Joseph, who worked as a tailor, and Mary Kilmonis who was a dressmaker. She went to St. Williboards elementary school, and parallel with education she took dancing classes. In 1948, she moved with her family to Los Angeles, California, where she enrolled at Immaculate Heart High School before switching to Hollywood High School, matriculating in 1954. It was during this period that she began to seriously study dramatics. Afterwards, she was a student at both Los Angeles City College and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

While still attending college, Ruta got a break when she appeared as a guest on two episodes of CBS’s “The George Burns And Gracie Allen Show”. Shortly after that, she landed a role in an episode of TV series “Roy Rogers”, followed by a spot in the series “Adventures Of Superman” in 1953. In the same year, she was signed by MGM to star in the role of the youngest bride in the highly popular and Academy Award-nominated musical “Seven Brides For Seven Brothers”. Since then, her career only went upwards, as well as her net worth. In the following year, she starred in other film and TV titles as “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” (1955-1956), “Funny Face” (1957) alongside Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn, and “The Lineup” (1957-1959). In 1958, she was selected to play in the TV series “77 Sunset Strip”, which lasted until 1964, and in another TV series – “Perry Mason”, which lasted until 1965.

Ruta’s next big role came in 1980, when she was the voice of Hidea Frankenstone in the TV show “The Flintstone Comedy Show”, after which she starred in “Fantasy Island” (1980-1983), “1st & Ten: The Championship” (1984-1985), and “Coming Of Age” (1988-1989). The next decade didn’t change too much for Ruta, as she continued to play in such film and TV titles as “People Like Us” (1990) and “The Building” (1993), among others, all of which added a considerable amount to her net worth.

To speak further about her acting career, Ruta was cast in the role of Antique Store Patron in the 2001 film “Pretty When You Cry”, directed by Jack N. Green, playing Doris in a film entitled “Quiet Kill” in 2004, and as Granny Conlon in the TV film “Christmas Do-Over” (2006). Her net worth was certainly rising.

Ruta Lee received many awards and honors for her contributions to film and television. A Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars was dedicated to her in 1995, and in 2002, she received the Golden Boot Award for her work in western television and cinema, followed in 2006 by the award of a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Furthermore, she was inducted into the National Lithuanian American Hall of Fame in 2013.

Speaking about her personal life, Ruta Lee has been married to Webster B. Lowe, Jr., a Texas restaurant executive, since 1976. She divides her time with her husband between their residences in Mexico, Hollywood, Fort Worth and Palm Springs.0

Full Name Ruta Lee
Net Worth $4 Million
Date Of Birth May 30, 1935
Place Of Birth Montréal, Québec, Canada
Profession Actress
Education Los Angeles City College, Hollywood High School, University of California, Los Angeles
Nationality Canadian
Spouse Webster B. Lowe, Jr.
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0498181/
Movies Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Funny Face, Witness for the Prosecution, Funny Bones, Sergeants 3, Bullet for a Badman, Doomsday Machine, A Christmas Too Many, Christmas Do-Over, Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School, Hootenanny Hoot,The Twinkle in God’s Eye, A Howling in the Woods
TV Shows The Flintstone Comedy Show, Coming of Age, The Flintstone Funnies
# Quote
1 [about making Doomsday Machine (1972)] It really could have been a sweet little picture, you know, but it was done on twenty-nine cents. But we really had a ball making it, and this was the early seventies when we all had huge hair, I mean when I think of that movie now and wonder . . . I could have floated off into space with that hairdo.
# Fact
1 She is a naturalized United States citizen.
2 She is a staunch conservative Republican.
3 Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 10, 2006 in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, where she once worked as an usher and candy girl. Her friends Debbie Reynolds and Alex Trebek were in attendance.
4 1957 Deb Star.
5 She and her husband own several houses scattered across the US. In her acting travels, she stays at these different houses for varied periods of time. About her house-hopping travels she jokes, “I sleep around.”.
6 She loves it when fans remember her The Twilight Zone (1959) episode, The Twilight Zone: A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain (1963).
7 Lee is chairman of The Thalians, an organization for the treatment of mental health at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Debbie Reynolds is the president. Both have been actively involved in building this celebrity run organization for over 30 years.
8 Speaks Lithuanian fluently.
9 Born at 9:30pm-EDT


Title Year Status Character
Thalians 56th Anniversary Gala 2014 Video Host / Herself
Days of Our Lives 2012 TV Series Tillie Inman
Forever Young at Heart 2011 Short Shelley Felgerstein
Christmas at Cadillac Jack’s 2007 TV Movie Rose Jenkins
A Christmas Too Many 2007 Video Grandma
Christmas Do-Over 2006 TV Movie Granny Conlon
Sadie and the Slot Machines 2006 Short Sadie Silver
Studio House 2005 TV Movie Lily Fargate
Quiet Kill 2004 Doris
Life with Bonnie 2003 TV Series Mrs. Ruta Blanchette
Pretty When You Cry 2001 Antique Store Patron
Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue 2000 TV Series Koko Kashmere
Saved by the Bell: The New Class 1998 TV Series Mrs. Gore
Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills 1997 Mrs. Poole
Roseanne 1997 TV Series Joyce
Funny Bones 1995 Laura Fawkes
The Building 1993 TV Series Sylvia
Delta 1992 TV Series Charlotte Tyler
Murder, She Wrote 1990 TV Series Renee
People Like Us 1990 TV Movie Faye Converse
Charles in Charge 1990 TV Series Gloria
Timeless Tales from Hallmark 1990 TV Series
Jake and the Fatman 1989 TV Series Leilani Simmons
Sweet Bird of Youth 1989 TV Movie Sally Powers
Coming of Age 1988-1989 TV Series Pauline Spencer
Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School 1988 TV Movie Revolta (voice)
The Law and Harry McGraw 1987 TV Series Magda Dreyfuss
The Smurfs 1987 TV Series Evelyn / Additional Voices
The Love Boat 1985 TV Series Harriet Wolters
Benson 1985 TV Series Zelda
1st & Ten: The Championship 1984-1985 TV Series Rona
Hotel 1984 TV Series Georgia Potter
The Rousters 1984 TV Series Mrs. Slade
Fantasy Island 1980-1983 TV Series Rachel Andrews / Connie / Lily Niles
Cracking Up 1983 Ms. Sultry (voice)
CHiPs 1983 TV Series Babe
Madame’s Place 1982 TV Series Kaye Jacobs
Simon & Simon 1982 TV Series Penny Russell
Three’s Company 1979-1982 TV Series Marsha Whitewood / Mrs. Dawson
Elvis and the Beauty Queen 1981 TV Movie Su-Su
Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color 1980 TV Series Ernestine Di Gonzini
The Ghosts of Buxley Hall 1980 TV Movie Ernestine Di Gonzini
The Flintstone Comedy Show 1980 TV Series Hidea Frankenstone
Vega$ 1980 TV Series Gloria Garland
Mork & Mindy 1979 TV Series Lisa
Rooster: Spurs of Death! 1977 Gayly
Roll, Freddy, Roll! 1974 TV Movie Evelyn Danton
Indict and Convict 1974 TV Movie Phyllis Dorfman
Love, American Style 1969-1972 TV Series Louise Freeman (segment “Love and the Newscasters”) / Nancy (segment “Love and the Four-Sided Triangle”) / Joan Landers (segment “Love and the Comedy Team”)
Me and the Chimp 1972 TV Series Lavelle Wiggins
Doomsday Machine 1972 Dr. Marion Turner
Arnie 1971 TV Series Miss Fletcher
Mod Squad 1971 TV Series Gloria Hardy
A Howling in the Woods 1971 TV Movie Sharon
Mayberry R.F.D. 1971 TV Series Terry
Hogan’s Heroes 1967-1971 TV Series Olga / Leslie Smythe-Beddoes / Dr. Suzanne Lechay
Marcus Welby, M.D. 1969 TV Series Shirley Ballinger
The Flying Nun 1969 TV Series Faye / Sister Mary Grace
The Guns of Will Sonnett 1969 TV Series Fan
Ironside 1968 TV Series Marian Lord
Mannix 1967 TV Series Jean Coleman
Judd for the Defense 1967 TV Series Alida Nye
The Lucy Show 1967 TV Series Miss Audrey Fields
The Wild Wild West 1965-1967 TV Series Zoe Zagora / Laurie Morgan
Invisible Diplomats 1965 Short Connie Wisner
The Andy Griffith Show 1962-1965 TV Series Darlene Mason / Jean Boswell
Burke’s Law 1964-1965 TV Series Margot Davis / Ulla Swenson / Laura Jean Cunard
The Wackiest Ship in the Army 1965 TV Series Lori
Gomer Pyle: USMC 1965 TV Series Gloria Morgan
Perry Mason 1958-1965 TV Series Irene Prentice / Vivian Cosgrave / Vita Culver / …
The Bill Dana Show 1965 TV Series Yvette Renay
The Virginian 1964 TV Series Jane Carlyle / Judith Holly
Bullet for a Badman 1964 Lottie
The Fugitive 1964 TV Series Mrs. Janet Loring
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters 1964 TV Series Zoe Pigalle
77 Sunset Strip 1958-1964 TV Series Vicki / Katie Moran / Melissa Mateneau / …
Temple Houston 1963 TV Series Lucy Tolliver
The Twilight Zone 1963 TV Series Flora Gordon
Wagon Train 1959-1963 TV Series Jenny Hynes / Evvie Finley
Arrest and Trial 1963 TV Series Colleen Riley
The Gun Hawk 1963 Marleen
Hootenanny Hoot 1963 A.G. Bannister
Rawhide 1962-1963 TV Series Lorraine / Sheila Delancey
Make Room for Daddy 1963 TV Series Diana Lawrence
Bonanza 1963 TV Series Rita Marlowe
The Dick Powell Theatre 1962 TV Series Eva Gobel
Cheyenne 1962 TV Series Lenore (Hanford) Walton
Gunsmoke 1958-1962 TV Series Jenny / Jennie Lane
Poor Mr. Campbell 1962 TV Movie Priscilla Edwards
Outlaws 1962 TV Series Alice Healy
Sergeants 3 1962 Amelia Parent
Laramie 1961 TV Series Opal Crane
Stagecoach West 1961 TV Series Jenny Forbes / Della Bell
Tallahassee 7000 1961 TV Series Milly Dawn
Harrigan and Son 1961 TV Series Rose
Zane Grey Theater 1961 TV Series Jenny Aldrich
Operation Eichmann 1961 Anna Kemp
Hawaiian Eye 1960-1961 TV Series Laura Lytton / Stella Hughes / Princess Aysha / …
The Case of the Dangerous Robin 1961 TV Series
The Brothers Brannagan 1961 TV Series Lynn
Dante 1961 TV Series Peggy Braddock
Michael Shayne 1961 TV Series Naomi Lester
The Tab Hunter Show 1961 TV Series
Colt .45 1959-1960 TV Series Molly Perkins / Dottie Hampton
Shotgun Slade 1960 TV Series Lilly Cody
M Squad 1958-1960 TV Series Sheila McAfee / Ora Kane / Connie Meston
The Rebel 1960 TV Series Ellen Barton
The Alaskans 1959-1960 TV Series Amy / Alabama
The Man from Blackhawk 1959 TV Series Ginnie Thompson
Hennesey 1959 TV Series Ruth Thomas
Sugarfoot 1958-1959 TV Series Ann Harrison / Lucy Barron
U.S. Marshal 1959 TV Series Ellen Wilson / Clara Regan / Mona Blake
Whirlybirds 1959 TV Series Ginny
Tightrope 1959 TV Series Laura Brahn
Johnny Staccato 1959 TV Series Dee Dee
Markham 1959 TV Series Tammy Miles
The Lawless Years 1959 TV Series Gloria Fallon
Alcoa Theatre 1959 TV Series Emily Meadows
Bat Masterson 1959 TV Series Nellie Fontana
Richard Diamond, Private Detective 1959 TV Series Louise
The Lineup 1957-1959 TV Series Bernadine Hart / Dorie Sims / Ruth Grady / …
Maverick 1957-1959 TV Series Laura Dillon / Dolly / Ellen Bordeen
The Millionaire 1959 TV Series Angela Temple McLaughlin
Peter Gunn 1959 TV Series Marie Gipson
The Restless Gun 1959 TV Series Lucy Collins
Yancy Derringer 1959 TV Series Romilly Vale
December Bride 1958 TV Series Carol Hodges
Rescue 8 1958 TV Series Ann Dagget
Man with a Camera 1958 TV Series Dolly MacDermott
Mike Hammer 1958 TV Series Shelly Lewis / Susan Jarrad
The Walter Winchell File 1958 TV Series Joan
Marjorie Morningstar 1958 Imogene Norman
Playhouse 90 1958 TV Series
The Gray Ghost 1958 TV Series
Witness for the Prosecution 1957 Diana
Captain David Grief 1957 TV Series Rose
Suspicion 1957 TV Series Betty
Funny Face 1957 Lettie
Schlitz Playhouse 1952-1957 TV Series
Highway Patrol 1957 TV Series Lea Franklin
Gaby 1956 Denise
Anything Goes 1956 Girl (uncredited)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955-1956 TV Series Angel / Ruby Boyenton
Dragnet 1956 TV Series
Star Stage 1956 TV Series
I Led 3 Lives 1956 TV Series Louise Burke
Science Fiction Theatre 1955 TV Series Student
Crossroads 1955 TV Series Gambler’s Wife
The Twinkle in God’s Eye 1955 Ruthie
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing 1955 Tennis Girl (uncredited)
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show 1953-1955 TV Series Penny Miller / Sandy
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 1954 Ruth (as Ruta Kilmonis)
Lux Video Theatre 1954 TV Series Marian
Adventures of Superman 1953 TV Series Claire (High School Girl)
Fireside Theatre 1953 TV Series
The Roy Rogers Show 1952 TV Series


Title Year Status Character
Stagecoach West 1961 TV Series performer – 2 episodes
Tallahassee 7000 1961 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Maverick 1958 TV Series performer – 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
Kay Thompson: Think Pink! 2009 Video documentary short special thanks
Rita 2003 TV Movie documentary special thanks


Title Year Status Character
The 35th Annual Thalians Gala 1990 TV Movie Herself – Host
The 34th Annual Thalians Ball 1989 TV Movie Herself
All-Star Party for ‘Dutch’ Reagan 1985 TV Special Herself
Lucy Moves to NBC 1980 TV Movie Herself
To Say the Least 1977 TV Series Herself
The Cross-Wits 1976 TV Series Herself
Three for the Money 1975 TV Series Herself
The Hollywood Squares 1966-1974 TV Series Herself – Panelist
The New High Rollers 1974 TV Series Hostess (1974-1976)
All-Star Baffle 1973 TV Series Herself
Match Game 73 1973 TV Series Herself – Panelist
It’s Your Bet 1971 TV Series Herself
The Real Tom Kennedy Show 1970 TV Series Herself
The Game Game 1970 TV Series Herself
You Don’t Say 1964-1969 TV Series Herself
What’s My Line? 1968 TV Series Herself / guest panelist (1969-1975) (uncredited)
Girl Talk 1966-1968 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1964-1966 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Object Is 1964 TV Series Herself
Fractured Flickers 1963 TV Series Herself
Stump the Stars 1962-1963 TV Series Herself – Regular Panelist
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Herself
Social Security in Action 1958 TV Series Herself
Frank Sinatra. Die Stimme Amerikas 2015 Documentary Herself
KTLA Morning News 2015 TV Series Herself
The View 2015 TV Series Herself
Good Morning America Weekend Edition 2015 TV Series Herself
ABC7 Eyewitness News 2015 TV Series Herself
The Nicole Barrett Show 2014 TV Series Herself
Lifestyle Magazine 2009-2012 TV Series documentary Herself
Actors Reporter Interviews 2012 TV Series Herself
Lucy Moves to NBC: A Remembrance 2012 Video documentary short Herself – Interviewee / On set footage & clips from ‘Lucy Moves to NBC’
Shooting Gallery 2012 TV Series Herself
Thalians 55th Anniversary Gala 2012 Video Herself
La La Land 2010 TV Series Herself
Kay Thompson: Think Pink! 2009 Video documentary short Herself
Goodnight, We Love You 2004 Documentary Herself
Hollywood Squares 2003 TV Series Herself – Model
E! Mysteries & Scandals 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Biography 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 1998-1999 TV Series documentary Herself
Sobbin’ Women: The Making of ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ 1997 TV Short documentary Herself
The 37th Annual Thalians Ball 1992 TV Movie Herself – Host

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2006 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Live Performance On 10 October at 6901 Hollywood Blvd.
2002 Golden Boot Golden Boot Awards

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