Ruth HandlerAge: 85
cofounder of Mattel and creator of the Barbie doll. The buxom doll debuted in 1959 and became an instant hit, offering girls a mature alternative to baby dolls. More than 1 billion Barbies have been sold in 150 countries.Died: Los Angeles, April 27, 2002
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