Dr Ruth Westheimer

  1. Paula Trueman, Dirty Dancing, 1986.           “No, no, no! I’n not going to play a thief, honey!” For her largely autobiographical danceathon, writer-producer Eleanor Bergstein wanted the Schumachers to be played by her friend, Dr Ruth, and Joel Grey – father of the movie’s star Jennifer Grey. However, the diminutive TV sex therapist with the deep Freudia.n accent was not keen on being seen as a purse-snatcher. No thank you, honey! Grey quit with her. Trueman was 79. played 41 screen roles during 1930-1988. Or from Claude Rains to Clint Eastwood. The good Doctor debuted instead opposite the immense bulk of Gérard Depardieu in Une femme ou deux (US: One Woman or Two), France, 1987.



 Usual occupation: SexologistBirth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  1