In the early 1970s, Lee continued to perform in both films and television roles on Love, American Style, The Mod Squad, and a role in the film The Doomsday Machine (1972).By 1974, Lee had grown frustrated by an increasing lack of roles, and took a job co-hosting the daytime game show High Rollers. During the 1980s, she lent her voice to episodes of The Flintstones Comedy Show and The Smurfs, in addition to guest roles on CHi Ps, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat and Charles in Charge.This is a user-contributed, ever-expanding list of theatrical and made-for-TV movies that feature romantic relationships between black women and white men.Some of the relationships depicted aren’t entirely , of course.Lee also performed extensively in the mid-1980s on stage, including the title character in the musical Peter Pan.From 1988 to 1989, Lee had a recurring role on the CBS sitcom, Coming of Age.Lee appeared as the girlfriend of Bev Harris (Estelle Parsons) whose character disclosed she was gay.She played the wife of comedian Jerry Lewis in the British comedy-drama Funny Bones (1995), in which they play the parents of the Oliver Platt's character.
She grew up in a family of successful performing artists as the daughter of country music singer Naomi Judd and the sister of Wynonna Judd.
In addition to raising money and providing services for troubled youth and mental health organizations, Lee, who is also the board chairman, has co-produced the annual Ball of the Thalians with Debbie Reynolds throughout those five decades.
Episode #1.11749 From 1960-1964, Ruta Lee was a chief game player of charades on the syndicated TV series, PANTOMIME QUIZ and also STUMP THE STARS.
In 2002, Lee was presented one of the Golden Boot Awards for her work in western television and cinema.
In 2006, Lee received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the television industry.