Ruth Buzzi, May 2008
|Born||Ruth Ann Buzzi
July 24, 1936
Westerly, Rhode Island, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Kent Perkins (m. 1978–present)|
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. Ruth appeared as Ruthie on seasons 25 (1993-1994)-32 (2001) of Sesame Street.
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Buzzi received the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Pasadena Playhouse of the Performing Arts.
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.