Ruta Lee Net Worth
Ruta Lee is a Canadian-American actress and a former dancer. Her net worth is estimated at $30 million. She has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a star on the Celebrity Walk at Cedars-Sinai Hospital.
In 1954, when she was a teenager, she landed her first movie role as the youngest bride in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Later, she appeared as the leading lady in three episodes of Maverick, and in several television movies. She also had a long list of guest starring roles on television shows.
As an actress, Ruta has starred in many popular TV shows and musicals. Among them, she played Molly in Dragnet, Doris in Quiet Kill, and Granny Conlon in Christmas Do-Over. Additionally, she has played the lead roles in a number of film musicals, including Funny Face, Pretty When You Cry, and Peter Pan. During her career, she has been nominated for several awards, including the Golden Boot Award for her work in western television.
Despite her success as an actress, she has remained dedicated to her community. She has been heavily involved in the mental health field for over five decades. Through her efforts, she has helped raise over $50 million for charities. The Thalians, a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting good mental health, honored Ruta for her commitment to a healthy lifestyle.
After graduating from high school, Ruta attended Los Angeles City College. It was there that she met her husband, Webster B. “Webb” Lowe, Jr. (who later became her business partner). They began dividing their time between their homes in Texas, Mexico, and Palm Springs.
Before becoming an actress, Ruta studied dramatics and was a dancer. She was enrolled in Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles. From there, she signed with an agent.
After signing with an agent, she appeared in various television shows. In 1963, she guest starred in Rod Sterling’s The Twilight Zone. A year later, she was featured in an episode of the Andy Griffith Show. Other notable credits include the movie Sweet Bird of Youth with Elizabeth Taylor.
Besides her acting career, Ruta has also co-hosted the game show High Rollers with Alex Trebek. She has also received a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars and the Celebrity Walk at Cedars-Sinai.
Her husband has been very supportive of her acting career. His business interests in the restaurant industry have grown to include Bonanza Steakhouse, which is located in several cities throughout the United States and Mexico. He also founded several successful restaurant chains.
Ruta’s family is Lithuanian, and her father was a tailor. Her mother, who was a homemaker, rescued an 18-year-old cousin from a Lithuanian internment camp. She brought her grandmother to the U.S. and later had her released.
She has been inducted into the National Lithuanian American Hall of Fame. She was also named the “Hollywood Deb Star” and the “Woman of Achievement” by Northwood University.