Saturday, April 13, 2024

Amazing Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Just 95, Recovering from “Incident,” Grimaces Happily During Physical Therapy


Dr. Ruth Westheimer is an amazing lady.

Just 95 years young, she’s posted pictures from her physical therapy at RiverSpring (aka the Hebrew Home in Riverdale, the Bronx).

She says she’s recovering from an “incident” and she’s grimacing — happily — in the pictures. She says she’s being treated royally.

Dr. Ruth is a Holocaust survivor whose parents died in concentration camps. As a young woman in Israel she joined the army and was trained as a sniper. In France she became a psychologist. Moving to the US, she became famous as sexologist and author. Her Wikipedia bio is stunning. I’m surprised no one’s made a movie about her yet!

Get well soon, Dr. Ruth! You’re one of our living legends,

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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