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May 13, 2023

Gorgeous Photos of Ruta Lee in the 1950s and ’60s

Born 1935 as Ruta Mary Kilmonis in Montreal, Quebec, Canadian-American actress and dancer Ruta Lee 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 Match Game, and as Alex Trebek’s co-host on High Rollers.

In 2006, Lee received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the television industry. In 1995, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars was dedicated to Lee.

Take a look at these gorgeous photos to see portraits of young Ruta Lee in the 1950s and 1960s.

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