LOS ANGELES (October 11, 2006) - Actress Ruta Lee was honored Tuesday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, where she once worked as an usher and candy girl.
Lee, 70, said it was her lifelong dream to have a star on Hollywood Boulevard.
“It’s the pot at the end of the rainbow,” she said as she was joined by her family and friends, including Debbie Reynolds and Alex Trebek, who hosted the mid-1970s game show “High Rollers” with Lee.
Lee got her start in show business in 1953 when she played a teenager in an episode of television’s “The Adventures of Superman.” She later appeared in “Funny Face” with Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn, as Tyrone Power’s secret love in “Witness for the Prosecution,” and as Frank Sinatra’s leading lady in the Rat Pack comedy “Sergeants 3.”
She has also had roles in numerous television shows, including “The Twilight Zone,” “Gunsmoke,” “Bonanza” and “The Love Boat.”