She just finished a big children’s movie as the voice of a lead character; it’s called Squeeshie’s, and she sings as well as talks. It will be released this fall.
She was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame on April 11, 2002.
She was honored also in April with a Rowan and Martin STAR on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Her hit series (5 1/2 years in first place on NBC) Laugh-In is being seen 3 times a day, five days a week, in all 50 states, Canada and overseas.
Ruth Buzzi has a Golden Globe Award as the Best Female Performer in a Comedy Series, Five Emmy Award nominations, a Cleo Award for best commercial spokesperson, and the NAACP Image Award for her treatment of people of color in the industry.
The Dean Martin Roasts on VCR have sold millions of copies nationwide, and have now out grossed the original television series in actual sales.
This year, her image will be immortalized in, of all things, a new Las Vegas slot machine based on the Laugh-In characters. She will actually get a part of the proceeds every time someone slams a quarter into the one-armed bandit!
Ruthie enjoys her current lifestyle very much, probably more than when she was working every day on television. She spends most of her time, at this point, sewing, painting, and going to car shows with her husband, an avid Rolls Royce and Bentley collector. Ruthie keeps houses in California and Southlake, Texas, goes to Alaska fishing every summer, and hikes daily.
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again • Chu Chu and the Philly Flash • The Being • Pogo for President: ‘I Go Pogo’ • Surf II • Bad Guys • Up Your Alley • Dixie Lanes • My Mom’s a Werewolf • Diggin’ Up Business • Botte di Natale • Troublemakers • Boys Will Be Boys • The North Avenue Irregulars • Skatetown, U.S.A. • The Villain • Freaky Friday • Record City The Muppet Movie Squeeshies
The Entertainers • The Gary Moore Show • Pound Puppies • Gravedale High • Sesame Street • I Yabba-Dabba Do! • Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby • That Girl! • The Muppet Show • The Steve Allen Comedy Hour • Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In • In Name Only • The Lost Saucer • The Krofft Supershow • Kids Incorporated: Rock In the New Year • Days of Our Lives • Baggy Pants and the Nitwits • Once Upon a Brothers Grimm • Sesame Street • The Dean Martin Roasts • Saved by the Bell…and many more!
She’s also done specials with Anne Murray in Jamaica, with Rolf Harris in Australia, with Jim Nabors in Hawaii and with Wayne Newton in Pismo Beach, California.