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 »

Who are Ruth Handler's siblings?

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When did the Barbie doll first appear in America?

The very first Barbie® doll, the teenage fashion model, was released in 1959 at New York's Toy Fair. Toy visionary Ruth Handler, co-founder of Mattel Toys, named the famous doll after her daughter... Read More »