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Jump for joy! Bend at the knees! Awkwardly twist to the left and flip a *regal* wave!

Jump for joy! Bend at the knees! Awkwardly twist to the left and flip a *regal* wave!

Ruth (Barbie creator) and Elliot Handler 1961 pic from the book "Barbie A Rare Beauty" by Sandi Holder

The Baby Doll Inducted Into The Toy Hall of Fame

Ruth (Barbie creator) and Elliot Handler 1961 pic from the book "Barbie A Rare Beauty" by Sandi Holder

The Barbie doll was invented in 1959 by Ruth Handler (co-founder of Mattel), whose own daughter was called Barbara. It was in March 1961 that the Ken doll was created by Mattel. He remained Barbie's boyfriend until the Mattel marketing department announced Feb. 12, 2004: "Like other celebrity couples, their Hollywood romance has come to an end."

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The Barbie doll was invented in 1959 by Ruth Handler (co-founder of Mattel), whose own daughter was called Barbara. It was in March 1961 that the Ken doll was created by Mattel. He remained Barbie's boyfriend until the Mattel marketing department announced Feb. 12, 2004: "Like other celebrity couples, their Hollywood romance has come to an end."

Oh yeah I loved my Barbies had everything! And an entire bedroom for mine!!!!:)

Oh yeah I loved my Barbies had everything! And an entire bedroom for mine!!!!:)

Ruth and Elliot Handler along with their grown-up son and daugther and granddaughter.

Ruth and Elliot Handler along with their grown-up son and daugther and granddaughter.

News Photo : Barbra Handler daughter of Ruth Handler and...

News Photo : Barbra Handler daughter of Ruth Handler and...

Inspiration: Mattel co-founder Elliot Handler, who named the Barbie doll after his daughter, Barbara, together here

Father of the Barbie doll and co-founder of Toy giant Mattel Elliot Handler dies at 95

Inspiration: Mattel co-founder Elliot Handler, who named the Barbie doll after his daughter, Barbara, together here

RARE 1968 Barbie Silver N Satin Gift Set 1552 JC Penney with Talking Doll

Details about RARE 1968 Barbie SILVER N SATIN Gift Set 1552 JC Penney Vtg MOD Talking DOLL

RARE 1968 Barbie Silver N Satin Gift Set 1552 JC Penney with Talking Doll

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