Ruth Buzzi!

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Today is the birthday of comedienne Ruth Buzzi (b. 1936). I’ve always felt a special connection to her because she was born in the same hospital as me (Westerly Hospital, Rhode Island) and my parents used to boast of having drunk with her father, a sculptor and monument-maker, in local bars. She was raised in Wequetecock, Connecticut and she’s never hidden her strong Southern New England accent, which to me, always sounds like home.

Buzzi had a sort of charmed career. She studied at the Pasadena Playhouse right out of high school and got her first professional job at age 19, performing in a touring show with Rudy Vallee. She played in such tours, off-Broadway revues and summer stock for years before things started to break for her in the mid 60s. She played Dom DeLuise’s assistant in a comedy magic act, got regular shots on national tv programs…

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3 thoughts on “Ruth Buzzi!

    • No one like Ruth!;-) and who knew that she was from Rhode Island? Now it all makes sense. Glad to help your day start out right! Hope the summer is treating you just right! I still have something for your birthday that’s not gotten out the door. Argh. Xo

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