Barbara Ruick

Biography: Barbara Ruick was born to Mel Buick and Lurene Tuttle. Both of her parents were in show biz. Her father, Mel, was well respected radio actor. Her mother, Lurene was radio player and later, a reliable TV and film performer. Barbara with her bundle of bright sunshine and unabashed energy, she delighted audiences for over two decades. In 1953, she married her first husband, actor Robert Horton until 1956 when they filed for divorce. That same year, she married her second and last husband, Academy Award-winning composer and Boston Pops conductor John Williams. They initially met in high school. They met later again as adults and this time fell in love. They had three children, Mark, Joseph, Mark, and daughter. Only their two sons, Joseph and Mark got in show biz. Their daughter became a doctor. Jospeh was the lead singer for the band Toto for 3 years. Mark is recording artist/music producer. He was the drummer/music director for the music group Air Supply. Supply. Barbara wasBarbara Ruick was born to Mel Buick and Lurene Tuttle. Both of her parents were in show biz. Her father, Mel, was well respected radio actor. Her mother, Lurene was radio player and later, a reliable TV and film performer. Barbara with her bundle of bright sunshine and unabashed energy, she delighted audiences for over two decades. In 1953, she married her first husband, actor Robert Horton until 1956 when they filed for divorce. That same year, she married her second and last husband, Academy Award-winning composer and Boston Pops conductor John Williams. They initially met in high school. They met later again as adults and this time fell in love. They had three children, Mark, Joseph, Mark, and daughter. Only their two sons, Joseph and Mark got in show biz. Their daughter became a doctor. Jospeh was the lead singer for the band Toto for 3 years. Mark is recording artist/music producer. He was the drummer/music director for the music group Air Supply. Supply. Barbara was little seen in the ensuing years but did pop up for a very small role as a barmaid in the comedy film California Split (1974). Barbara died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage on March 3, 1974 in Reno, Nevada. Expand