Ruth Buzzi

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Ruth Buzzi

Ruth Buzzi, May 2008
Born Ruth Ann Buzzi
July 24, 1936 (1936-07-24) (age 77)
Westerly, Rhode Island, U.S.
Occupation Actress, comedienne
Years active 1962–present
Spouse Kent Perkins (m. 1978–present) «start: (1978)»"Marriage: Kent Perkins to Ruth Buzzi" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Buzzi)

Ruth Ann Buzzi (born July 24, 1936) is an American comedian and actress. She is most famous for her performances on the variety show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. She most often appeared as the unwilling object of "dirty old man" character Tyrone F. Horneigh's affection.

Awards[change | edit source]

Buzzi received 5 Emmy Award nominations. She won the Golden Globe Award in 1973 for her work on Laugh-In.

Buzzi received the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Pasadena Playhouse of the Performing Arts.

Buzzi received a Clio Award for Best Spokesperson in a television commercial for her series of Clorox-2 commercials. She is among the first of only a few Caucasian women to win an NAACP Image Award.

Ruth Buzzi guest starred as a music and comedy performer on dozens of prime time television specials with colleagues including Jonathan Winters, Carol Burnett, Jim Nabors, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Jerry Lee Lewis, Wayne Newton, Anne Murray, Rolf Harris, Dom DeLuise, Tony Orlando to name just a few. She appeared 8 times on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and has made more than 200 other television guest appearances.

Ruth Buzzi graduated with honors from the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California. She was one of the first recipients of the Pasadena Playhouse Alumni Achievement Award along with her former classmates Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman.

Buzzi was a presenter at the 2009 Emmy Awards along with several members of her debut series, Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In.

Personal life[change | edit source]

Buzzi lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband.[1]

Buzzi and her husband collect automobiles. Some of their collection is at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Rogers, Barry. "Interview with Ruth Buzzi". Senior Voice. http://theseniorvoice.com/2012/09/1413. Retrieved 15 September 2012.