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04/11/1916 Barbie inventor is born

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Ruth Handler | Barbie

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Ruth Handler Video

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Ruth Handler: Mother of Barbie and Leader in the Business World

Ruth Handler was an American businesswoman and inventor. Her most known invention is the Barbie doll. Handler noticed that her pre-teen daughter likes to play with paper dolls which looked like adults. She liked to put clothes on them, but it was difficult. Handler, therefore, designed a better doll for this purpose – the Barbie.