Where did Ruth Handler invent the Barbie doll?

Answer Ruth Handler started Mattel in California in 1945 with her husband, Elliot, and friend Harold Mattson. Inspired by the 12-inch German Bild Lilli doll that Ruth showed her designers in 1956, Mattel ... Read More »

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When did Ruth Handler first come out with Barbie dolls?

Ruth Handler debuted Barbie at the American Toy Fair on March 9, 1959. Handler later became president of Mattel, a major toy company. Barbie was the nickname of Handler's daughter, Barbara. The dol... Read More »

When did Ruth Handler go to school?

Ruth Handler, a founder of the Mattel Toy Corporation and inventor of the Barbie doll, graduated from East Denver High School, in her native Denver, Colorado, according to She w... Read More »

How to Dress a Barbie Doll?

When you dress a Barbie doll, you want her to look her best. Remember, she can be anything you want her to be--in five minutes you can turn that McDonald's Cashier Barbie into a certified M.D.! Rea... Read More »

How to Be a Barbie Doll Teenager?

Have you ever looked at your old Barbie dolls and sighed wishing you could be like Barbie? Well, now is the chance! Be a popular teenage Barbie in no time! (This article is for girls ages 13 to 20.)