Ruta Lee Net Worth

Ruta Lee Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

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 NameRuta Lee
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthMay 30, 1935
Place Of BirthMontréal, Québec, Canada
EducationLos Angeles City College, Hollywood High School, University of California, Los Angeles
SpouseWebster B. Lowe, Jr.
MoviesSeven 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 ShowsThe Flintstone Comedy Show, Coming of Age, The Flintstone Funnies
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.
1She is a naturalized United States citizen.
2She is a staunch conservative Republican.
3Received 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.
41957 Deb Star.
5She 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.".
6She loves it when fans remember her The Twilight Zone (1959) episode, The Twilight Zone: A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain (1963).
7Lee 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.
8Speaks Lithuanian fluently.
9Born at 9:30pm-EDT


Thalians 56th Anniversary Gala2014VideoHost / Herself
Days of Our Lives2012TV SeriesTillie Inman
Forever Young at Heart2011ShortShelley Felgerstein
Christmas at Cadillac Jack's2007TV MovieRose Jenkins
A Christmas Too Many2007VideoGrandma
Christmas Do-Over2006TV MovieGranny Conlon
Sadie and the Slot Machines2006ShortSadie Silver
Studio House2005TV MovieLily Fargate
Quiet Kill2004Doris
Life with Bonnie2003TV SeriesMrs. Ruta Blanchette
Pretty When You Cry2001Antique Store Patron
Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue2000TV SeriesKoko Kashmere
Saved by the Bell: The New Class1998TV SeriesMrs. Gore
Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills1997Mrs. Poole
Roseanne1997TV SeriesJoyce
Funny Bones1995Laura Fawkes
The Building1993TV SeriesSylvia
Delta1992TV SeriesCharlotte Tyler
Murder, She Wrote1990TV SeriesRenee
People Like Us1990TV MovieFaye Converse
Charles in Charge1990TV SeriesGloria
Timeless Tales from Hallmark1990TV Series
Jake and the Fatman1989TV SeriesLeilani Simmons
Sweet Bird of Youth1989TV MovieSally Powers
Coming of Age1988-1989TV SeriesPauline Spencer
Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School1988TV MovieRevolta (voice)
The Law and Harry McGraw1987TV SeriesMagda Dreyfuss
The Smurfs1987TV SeriesEvelyn / Additional Voices
The Love Boat1985TV SeriesHarriet Wolters
Benson1985TV SeriesZelda
1st & Ten: The Championship1984-1985TV SeriesRona
Hotel1984TV SeriesGeorgia Potter
The Rousters1984TV SeriesMrs. Slade
Fantasy Island1980-1983TV SeriesRachel Andrews / Connie / Lily Niles
Cracking Up1983Ms. Sultry (voice)
CHiPs1983TV SeriesBabe
Madame's Place1982TV SeriesKaye Jacobs
Simon & Simon1982TV SeriesPenny Russell
Three's Company1979-1982TV SeriesMarsha Whitewood / Mrs. Dawson
Elvis and the Beauty Queen1981TV MovieSu-Su
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1980TV SeriesErnestine Di Gonzini
The Ghosts of Buxley Hall1980TV MovieErnestine Di Gonzini
The Flintstone Comedy Show1980TV SeriesHidea Frankenstone
Vega$1980TV SeriesGloria Garland
Mork & Mindy1979TV SeriesLisa
Rooster: Spurs of Death!1977Gayly
Roll, Freddy, Roll!1974TV MovieEvelyn Danton
Indict and Convict1974TV MoviePhyllis Dorfman
Love, American Style1969-1972TV SeriesLouise 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 Chimp1972TV SeriesLavelle Wiggins
Doomsday Machine1972Dr. Marion Turner
Arnie1971TV SeriesMiss Fletcher
Mod Squad1971TV SeriesGloria Hardy
A Howling in the Woods1971TV MovieSharon
Mayberry R.F.D.1971TV SeriesTerry
Hogan's Heroes1967-1971TV SeriesOlga / Leslie Smythe-Beddoes / Dr. Suzanne Lechay
Marcus Welby, M.D.1969TV SeriesShirley Ballinger
The Flying Nun1969TV SeriesFaye / Sister Mary Grace
The Guns of Will Sonnett1969TV SeriesFan
Ironside1968TV SeriesMarian Lord
Mannix1967TV SeriesJean Coleman
Judd for the Defense1967TV SeriesAlida Nye
The Lucy Show1967TV SeriesMiss Audrey Fields
The Wild Wild West1965-1967TV SeriesZoe Zagora / Laurie Morgan
Invisible Diplomats1965ShortConnie Wisner
The Andy Griffith Show1962-1965TV SeriesDarlene Mason / Jean Boswell
Burke's Law1964-1965TV SeriesMargot Davis / Ulla Swenson / Laura Jean Cunard
The Wackiest Ship in the Army1965TV SeriesLori
Gomer Pyle: USMC1965TV SeriesGloria Morgan
Perry Mason1958-1965TV SeriesIrene Prentice / Vivian Cosgrave / Vita Culver / ...
The Bill Dana Show1965TV SeriesYvette Renay
The Virginian1964TV SeriesJane Carlyle / Judith Holly
Bullet for a Badman1964Lottie
The Fugitive1964TV SeriesMrs. Janet Loring
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters1964TV SeriesZoe Pigalle
77 Sunset Strip1958-1964TV SeriesVicki / Katie Moran / Melissa Mateneau / ...
Temple Houston1963TV SeriesLucy Tolliver
The Twilight Zone1963TV SeriesFlora Gordon
Wagon Train1959-1963TV SeriesJenny Hynes / Evvie Finley
Arrest and Trial1963TV SeriesColleen Riley
The Gun Hawk1963Marleen
Hootenanny Hoot1963A.G. Bannister
Rawhide1962-1963TV SeriesLorraine / Sheila Delancey
Make Room for Daddy1963TV SeriesDiana Lawrence
Bonanza1963TV SeriesRita Marlowe
The Dick Powell Theatre1962TV SeriesEva Gobel
Cheyenne1962TV SeriesLenore (Hanford) Walton
Gunsmoke1958-1962TV SeriesJenny / Jennie Lane
Poor Mr. Campbell1962TV MoviePriscilla Edwards
Outlaws1962TV SeriesAlice Healy
Sergeants 31962Amelia Parent
Laramie1961TV SeriesOpal Crane
Stagecoach West1961TV SeriesJenny Forbes / Della Bell
Tallahassee 70001961TV SeriesMilly Dawn
Harrigan and Son1961TV SeriesRose
Zane Grey Theater1961TV SeriesJenny Aldrich
Operation Eichmann1961Anna Kemp
Hawaiian Eye1960-1961TV SeriesLaura Lytton / Stella Hughes / Princess Aysha / ...
The Case of the Dangerous Robin1961TV Series
The Brothers Brannagan1961TV SeriesLynn
Dante1961TV SeriesPeggy Braddock
Michael Shayne1961TV SeriesNaomi Lester
The Tab Hunter Show1961TV Series
Colt .451959-1960TV SeriesMolly Perkins / Dottie Hampton
Shotgun Slade1960TV SeriesLilly Cody
M Squad1958-1960TV SeriesSheila McAfee / Ora Kane / Connie Meston
The Rebel1960TV SeriesEllen Barton
The Alaskans1959-1960TV SeriesAmy / Alabama
The Man from Blackhawk1959TV SeriesGinnie Thompson
Hennesey1959TV SeriesRuth Thomas
Sugarfoot1958-1959TV SeriesAnn Harrison / Lucy Barron
U.S. Marshal1959TV SeriesEllen Wilson / Clara Regan / Mona Blake
Whirlybirds1959TV SeriesGinny
Tightrope1959TV SeriesLaura Brahn
Johnny Staccato1959TV SeriesDee Dee
Markham1959TV SeriesTammy Miles
The Lawless Years1959TV SeriesGloria Fallon
Alcoa Theatre1959TV SeriesEmily Meadows
Bat Masterson1959TV SeriesNellie Fontana
Richard Diamond, Private Detective1959TV SeriesLouise
The Lineup1957-1959TV SeriesBernadine Hart / Dorie Sims / Ruth Grady / ...
Maverick1957-1959TV SeriesLaura Dillon / Dolly / Ellen Bordeen
The Millionaire1959TV SeriesAngela Temple McLaughlin
Peter Gunn1959TV SeriesMarie Gipson
The Restless Gun1959TV SeriesLucy Collins
Yancy Derringer1959TV SeriesRomilly Vale
December Bride1958TV SeriesCarol Hodges
Rescue 81958TV SeriesAnn Dagget
Man with a Camera1958TV SeriesDolly MacDermott
Mike Hammer1958TV SeriesShelly Lewis / Susan Jarrad
The Walter Winchell File1958TV SeriesJoan
Marjorie Morningstar1958Imogene Norman
Playhouse 901958TV Series
The Gray Ghost1958TV Series
Witness for the Prosecution1957Diana
Captain David Grief1957TV SeriesRose
Suspicion1957TV SeriesBetty
Funny Face1957Lettie
Schlitz Playhouse1952-1957TV Series
Highway Patrol1957TV SeriesLea Franklin
Anything Goes1956Girl (uncredited)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1955-1956TV SeriesAngel / Ruby Boyenton
Dragnet1956TV Series
Star Stage1956TV Series
I Led 3 Lives1956TV SeriesLouise Burke
Science Fiction Theatre1955TV SeriesStudent
Crossroads1955TV SeriesGambler's Wife
The Twinkle in God's Eye1955Ruthie
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing1955Tennis Girl (uncredited)
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show1953-1955TV SeriesPenny Miller / Sandy
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers1954Ruth (as Ruta Kilmonis)
Lux Video Theatre1954TV SeriesMarian
Adventures of Superman1953TV SeriesClaire (High School Girl)
Fireside Theatre1953TV Series
The Roy Rogers Show1952TV Series


Stagecoach West1961TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Tallahassee 70001961TV Series performer - 1 episode
Maverick1958TV Series performer - 1 episode


Kay Thompson: Think Pink!2009Video documentary short special thanks
Rita2003TV Movie documentary special thanks


The 35th Annual Thalians Gala1990TV MovieHerself - Host
The 34th Annual Thalians Ball1989TV MovieHerself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHerself
Lucy Moves to NBC1980TV MovieHerself
To Say the Least1977TV SeriesHerself
The Cross-Wits1976TV SeriesHerself
Three for the Money1975TV SeriesHerself
The Hollywood Squares1966-1974TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The New High Rollers1974TV SeriesHostess (1974-1976)
All-Star Baffle1973TV SeriesHerself
Match Game 731973TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
It's Your Bet1971TV SeriesHerself
The Real Tom Kennedy Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The Game Game1970TV SeriesHerself
You Don't Say1964-1969TV SeriesHerself
What's My Line?1968TV SeriesHerself / guest panelist (1969-1975) (uncredited)
Girl Talk1966-1968TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1964-1966TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Object Is1964TV SeriesHerself
Fractured Flickers1963TV SeriesHerself
Stump the Stars1962-1963TV SeriesHerself - Regular Panelist
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHerself
Social Security in Action1958TV SeriesHerself
Frank Sinatra. Die Stimme Amerikas2015DocumentaryHerself
KTLA Morning News2015TV SeriesHerself
The View2015TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America Weekend Edition2015TV SeriesHerself
ABC7 Eyewitness News2015TV SeriesHerself
The Nicole Barrett Show2014TV SeriesHerself
Lifestyle Magazine2009-2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Actors Reporter Interviews2012TV SeriesHerself
Lucy Moves to NBC: A Remembrance2012Video documentary shortHerself - Interviewee / On set footage & clips from 'Lucy Moves to NBC'
Shooting Gallery2012TV SeriesHerself
Thalians 55th Anniversary Gala2012VideoHerself
La La Land2010TV SeriesHerself
Kay Thompson: Think Pink!2009Video documentary shortHerself
Goodnight, We Love You2004DocumentaryHerself
Hollywood Squares2003TV SeriesHerself - Model
E! Mysteries & Scandals2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story1998-1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Sobbin' Women: The Making of 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers'1997TV Short documentaryHerself
The 37th Annual Thalians Ball1992TV MovieHerself - Host

Won Awards

2006Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameLive PerformanceOn 10 October at 6901 Hollywood Blvd.
2002Golden BootGolden Boot Awards

Known for movies

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