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June 12, 1985 | ALEENE MacMINN, Times Television Editor
In the early days of network television, one of the first big stars was Miss Frances and her preschool "Ding Dong School." Now, the new world of cable television has produced a star of its own: Dr. Ruth Westheimer and her adult talk show, "Good Sex!" While times have changed, still, by any measure, Dr. Ruth is a hit. After debuting "Good Sex!"
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February 10, 1991
Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the ever-positive sex expert, has finally come out against lovemaking: It probably should be avoided while hiding in a sealed room against a possible poison gas attack. On a recent visit to Israel, which has been the target of Iraqi missile attacks, Dr. Ruth offered some PRACTICAL ADVICE: Wait until the danger has passed and the children are absent.
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January 10, 1988 | Laura Geller, Geller is a rabbi and the director of the Hillel Jewish Center at USC
"All in a Lifetime" is the autobiography of Ruth Westheimer, nee Karola Ruth Siegel. It opens on Jan. 5, 1939, when the author, 10 years old, is at the Frankfurt train station on her way to Switzerland to escape the Nazi persecution. Six weeks before, the Gestapo had awakened her family early in the morning to take her father away. Like good German Jews, "more German than the Germans," her family didn't talk too much about what had happened. Karola never saw her family again.
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February 22, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Dr. Ruth in Love: Dr. Ruth Westheimer will reportedly star in a half-hour ABC comedy series called "Dr. Ruth's House." The sex therapist will play Dr. Ruth Engelhof, who runs an off-campus rooming house near Albert University in Connecticut and who is romantically involved with the dean. Shooting begins in Los Angeles in April, but an ABC spokesman would not confirm when the show will air.
NEWS
February 10, 1991
Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the ever-positive sex expert, has finally come out against lovemaking: It probably should be avoided while hiding in a sealed room against a possible poison gas attack. On a recent visit to Israel, which has been the target of Iraqi missile attacks, Dr. Ruth offered some PRACTICAL ADVICE: Wait until the danger has passed and the children are absent.
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May 18, 1986 | From Reuters
China's policy of allowing families just one child will be relaxed when earlier "baby boom" generations have passed child-bearing age, U.S. sex therapist Ruth Westheimer said Friday. Westheimer, known to Americans as "Doctor Ruth" for her sex advice shows on radio and television, talked with Peng Yu, vice chairman of the State Family Planning Commission, during her current two-week study tour of China, she said.
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August 17, 1986 | George Hadley-Garcia
How does French star Gerard Depardieu compare his two leading ladies--the long Sigourney Weaver and the diminutive Ruth Westheimer--in the romantic adventure "One Woman or Two," just wrapped in France? "Si-goor-knee is very, very tall and American," Depardieu told us. "She reminds me of Jane Fonda, for whom I hope to work someday." And Dr. Ruth? "Mme. Westheimer speaks wonderful French and has a charisma before the camera," he noted.
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January 21, 1986 | TERRY ATKINSON, Compiled by Terry Atkinson
"Terrific Sex: The Dr. Ruth Video." Warner. $39.98. Dr. Ruth Westheimer is basically offering the same common-sense advice other therapists have--so why is she a celebrity? Among the reasons: Her elfishly enthusiastic manner seems laughable at first and puts the viewer at ease, her German accent carries both charm and Freudian echoes of authority, and--most importantly--she's very, very good at communicating a healthy attitude about sex.
NEWS
February 11, 1988
A Modesto anti-pornography group wants a local radio station to quit broadcasting the nationally syndicated "Sexually Speaking with Dr. Ruth Westheimer" talk show. "What I am concerned about is say a 12- or 13-year-old listening to it," said Harry Kullijian, president and founder of Citizens Leading Effective Action Now, or CLEAN. "How is that 12- or 13-year-old going to respond?" asked Kullijian, whose group led a crackdown on adult bookstores last year.
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February 22, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Dr. Ruth in Love: Dr. Ruth Westheimer will reportedly star in a half-hour ABC comedy series called "Dr. Ruth's House." The sex therapist will play Dr. Ruth Engelhof, who runs an off-campus rooming house near Albert University in Connecticut and who is romantically involved with the dean. Shooting begins in Los Angeles in April, but an ABC spokesman would not confirm when the show will air.
NEWS
February 11, 1988
A Modesto anti-pornography group wants a local radio station to quit broadcasting the nationally syndicated "Sexually Speaking with Dr. Ruth Westheimer" talk show. "What I am concerned about is say a 12- or 13-year-old listening to it," said Harry Kullijian, president and founder of Citizens Leading Effective Action Now, or CLEAN. "How is that 12- or 13-year-old going to respond?" asked Kullijian, whose group led a crackdown on adult bookstores last year.
BOOKS
January 10, 1988 | Laura Geller, Geller is a rabbi and the director of the Hillel Jewish Center at USC
"All in a Lifetime" is the autobiography of Ruth Westheimer, nee Karola Ruth Siegel. It opens on Jan. 5, 1939, when the author, 10 years old, is at the Frankfurt train station on her way to Switzerland to escape the Nazi persecution. Six weeks before, the Gestapo had awakened her family early in the morning to take her father away. Like good German Jews, "more German than the Germans," her family didn't talk too much about what had happened. Karola never saw her family again.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1986 | George Hadley-Garcia
How does French star Gerard Depardieu compare his two leading ladies--the long Sigourney Weaver and the diminutive Ruth Westheimer--in the romantic adventure "One Woman or Two," just wrapped in France? "Si-goor-knee is very, very tall and American," Depardieu told us. "She reminds me of Jane Fonda, for whom I hope to work someday." And Dr. Ruth? "Mme. Westheimer speaks wonderful French and has a charisma before the camera," he noted.
NEWS
May 18, 1986 | From Reuters
China's policy of allowing families just one child will be relaxed when earlier "baby boom" generations have passed child-bearing age, U.S. sex therapist Ruth Westheimer said Friday. Westheimer, known to Americans as "Doctor Ruth" for her sex advice shows on radio and television, talked with Peng Yu, vice chairman of the State Family Planning Commission, during her current two-week study tour of China, she said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 1986 | TERRY ATKINSON, Compiled by Terry Atkinson
"Terrific Sex: The Dr. Ruth Video." Warner. $39.98. Dr. Ruth Westheimer is basically offering the same common-sense advice other therapists have--so why is she a celebrity? Among the reasons: Her elfishly enthusiastic manner seems laughable at first and puts the viewer at ease, her German accent carries both charm and Freudian echoes of authority, and--most importantly--she's very, very good at communicating a healthy attitude about sex.
NEWS
January 1, 1986
Ruth Westheimer, champion of good sex, good contraception and good information, has a bad error in her sex guide for teen-agers that has prompted a recall of all 115,000 copies. In a chapter on avoiding pregnancy, the sex therapist and radio-TV lecturer, known to her admirers as "Dr. Ruth," mistakenly tells girls that they are least likely to get pregnant at times when they really are most fertile. "I'm very upset that that happened," Westheimer said.
NEWS
January 1, 1986
Ruth Westheimer, champion of good sex, good contraception and good information, has a bad error in her sex guide for teen-agers that has prompted a recall of all 115,000 copies. In a chapter on avoiding pregnancy, the sex therapist and radio-TV lecturer, known to her admirers as "Dr. Ruth," mistakenly tells girls that they are least likely to get pregnant at times when they really are most fertile. "I'm very upset that that happened," Westheimer said.
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December 3, 1985 | JENNINGS PARROTT
--Canadian truck driver Louis J. Gallant, 29, was inching down Nova Scotia's Kelly Mountain on Jan. 14, 1984, well ahead of fellow Canadian trucker John W. Waite, 28, when Waite called on his citizens band radio. Waite had suddenly lost his brakes. "If I didn't let him run into the back of me, he would have had to jump and he would have been killed. So, I just told him to run into the back of my trailer," Gallant said. "I figured we both could jump if we had to."
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