Ruth Buzzi

Ruth Buzzi

Highest Rated: 78% The North Avenue Irregulars (1979)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Villain (1979)

Birthday: Jul 24, 1936

Birthplace: Westerly, Rhode Island, USA

Ruth Buzzi is an actress and comedienne best known for playing the perpetually bitter spinster Gladys Ormphby on the '60s comedy show "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In." Buzzi attended the Pasadena Playhouse for the Performing Arts with fellow classmates Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman, and later moved to New York, where she was cast in Bob Fosse's Broadway hit "Sweet Charity." Cut from the same cloth as her contemporary Carol Burnett, Buzzi made her first television appearance on the "The Garry Moore Show" right after Burnett had left the program. A standout sketch work on Steve Allen's show led to her landing a spot on the regular cast of "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" in 1968. While Buzzi developed a number of characters for "Laugh-In," none were as popular, or distinctive, as Gladys Ormphby. Clad in dowdy attire and a hairnet, she would deliver a vigorous beating with her purse to anyone who offended her. The Ormphby character was also a regular on "The Dean Martin Comedy Hour" and Martin's celebrity roasts. In the '80s, Buzzi voiced several animated characters, most notably Nose Marie in "Pound Puppies" and Mama Bear on "The Berenstain Bears," which brought her a Daytime Emmy nomination. Buzzi also won a Golden Globe for her work on "Laugh-In."

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bongee Bear and the Kingdom of Rhythm Banderilla (Character) - 2019
77% 63% The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Ruthie (Character) $11.6M 1999
No Score Yet 50% Boys Will Be Boys Mrs. Rudnick (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 32% Troublemakers Maw (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 60% I Yabba-Dabba Do! Unknown (Voice) - 1993
No Score Yet 80% Hollyrock-A-Bye Baby Additional Voices (Voice) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: 25th Anniversary Reunion Unknown (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diggin' Up Business Widow Knockerby (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wishful Thinking Jody (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Up Your Alley Marilyn (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 33% My Mom's a Werewolf Madame Gypsy (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 25% Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw Nose Marie (Voice) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dixie Lanes Unknown (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 0% Bad Guys Petal McGurk (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 55% Surf II Chuck's Mom (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 18% The Pottsville Horror Virginia Lane (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chu Chu and the Philly Flash Consuelo (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Go Pogo Miz Beaver/Miss Mam'selle Hepzibah (Voice) - 1980
78% 80% The North Avenue Irregulars Dr. Rheems (Character) - 1979
0% 38% The Villain Damsel in Distress (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 54% The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again Old Tough Kate (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 33% Skatetown U.S.A. Elvira (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 60% Once Upon a Brothers Grimm Queen Astrid (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Record City Olga (Character) - 1977
70% 57% Freaky Friday Opposing Coach (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Name Only Ruth Clayton (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 9% It's Tough to Be a Bird Soprano (Voice) - 1969

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 75% Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jamie Foxx Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 91% Darkwing Duck Unknown (Guest Voice) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Munsters Today Unknown (Guest Star) 1990 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saved by the Bell Roberta Powers (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers Unknown (Guest Voice) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Norm Crosby's Comedy Shop Guest 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1972-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown (Character) 1968-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The David Steinberg Show Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1967-1968

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