Dr Ruth Sex Therapist, Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Husband, Books, and Net Worth

Dr Ruth | Dr Ruth Westheimer Bio | Wiki

Ruth Westheimer is a noted German-American sex–therapist, talk show host, author, professor, and Holocaust survivor. She is better known as Dr. Ruth. She has authored numerous books on sex and relationships. Westheimer has also hosted talk shows where she answered related questions to sex. She has worked as an adjunct associate professor for five years. Moreover, she advocated psychotherapy and sorting relationship issues. In addition, she has a documentary on Ask Dr. Ruth directed by Ryan White was in theaters in 2019.

Dr Ruth Age | Dr Ruth Westheimer Age

She was born in Karlstadt am Main, Germany on June 4, 1928. Westheimer is 95 years old. Therefore, she celebrates her birthday every year on June 4.

Dr Ruth Height

She is a woman of below-average stature. Westheimer stands at a height of 4 ft 7 in ( Approx. 1.4m ).

Dr Ruth Family

She was born to her supportive parents inKarlstadt am Main, GermanKarlstadt am Main, German. Westheimer holds German and American nationality. She is the only child of Julius Siegel, a notions wholesaler, and Orthodox Jews, and Irma, a housekeeper. She lived in an apartment in Frankfurt with her parents and her paternal grandmother, Selma, who was a widow. Her father took her to the synagogue in the Nordend district of Frankfurt as she was given an early grounding in Judaism.

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Her father was 38 years old when he was taken by Nazis and sent to the Dachau concentration camp a week after Kristallnacht. Westheimerparents sent her to a school in Switzerland for safety when she was 10 years and her mother was left behind with her elderly grandmother. Her mother and grandmother were killed after they were sent to concentration camps by the Gestapo. Westheimer immigrated to British-controlled Mandatory Palestine after World War II ended.

She was seriously wounded in action by an exploding shell during a mortar fire attack on Jerusalem during the 1947–1949 Palestine war during her 20th birthday. From the attack, she almost lost her feet. Her father was murdered in the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1942. In 1965, she became a naturalized United States citizen and regained her German citizenship in 2007 through the German Citizenship Project.

Dr Ruth Husband

She has been married three times briefly on the first two marriages. In each of her marriages, she was able to get relationship advice. Her third marriage was to fellow Holocaust survivor Manfred ‘Fred’ Westheimer when she was 32 years. Fred and Westheimer met on a ski tow in the Catskills as he had escaped Nazi Germany.

The couple were married for 36 years until Fred died in 1997. She has two children who have doctorates, Miriam Yael Westheimer and Joel Westheimer. Miriam married Joel Henry Einleger after spending six years in Israel. Joel is a professor at the University of Ottawa working in citizenship education. Additionally, Westheimer has four grandchildren.

He resides in the cluttered three-bedroom apartment on 190th Street “in Washington Heights where she raised her two children and became famous.

Dr Ruth Education

After she moved to Switzerland, as a girl, she was not allowed o take classes at the local school. However, a fellow orphan boy would sneak her his textbooks at night so she could read them. When she was 22 years old, she moved to France in 1950 where she studied psychology under psychologist Jean Piaget at the University of Paris.

Westheimer earned an undergraduate degree despite not having had a high school education. later, she taught psychology at the Sorbonne.

Dr Ruth Westheimer Young | Ruth Westheimer Young

She worked briefly for Planned Parenthood in Harlem training women to teach sex education. She later worked as a postdoctoral researcher at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Westheimer spent five years as an adjunct associate professor. Moreover, she has worked in several universities like Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Adelphi University, Columbia University, Yale University, Princeton University, and New York University among others. In addition, she used to treat sex therapy patients in a private practice, on East 73rd Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Dr Ruth Westheimer Books

She has authored several books, some of the books include:

  • Dr.Ruth’s Guide to Good Sex in 1983
  • Dr. Ruth’s Guide for Married Lovers in 1986
  • All in a Lifetime: An Autobiography in 1988
  • Sex and Morality: Who Is Teaching Our Sex Standards in 1988
  • Dr. Ruth Talks to Kids in 1993
  • Sex For Dummies in 1995
  • The Art of Arousal: A Celebration of Erotic Art Throughout History in 2000
  • Dr. Ruth: Grandma on Wheels in 2001
  • Power: The Ultimate Aphrodisiac in 2001
  • Conquering the Rapids of Life in 2003
  • 52 Lessons on Communicating Love in 2004
  • Dr. Ruth’s Sex After 50 in 2005
  • Dr. Ruth’s Guide to Teens and Sex Today in 2008
  • The Doctor Is In in 2015
  • Dr Ruth’s Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver in 2012
  • Roller Coaster Grandma in 2018

Dr Ruth Show

From 1984 to 1991, she hosted a sex advice talk show where she would talk about different aspects of relationships and human sexuality in every episode. She also encouraged people not to be afraid or ashamed of their bodies and their feelings.

Ask Dr Ruth

She starred in the 2019 documentary film, Ask Dr. Ruth. The film is about sex therapist Westheimer as she reflects on her life and career as she approached her 90th birthday. The title is from her 1987 late-night television series Ask Dr. Ruth.

Dr Ruth Net Worth | Dr Ruth Westheimer Net Worth

Westheimer is a noted German-American sex–therapist, talk show host, and author who has worked for over 30 years and earned a decent fortune. Her net worth is $3 Million.

How Old Is Dr Ruth | How Old Is Dr Ruth Westheimer

Westheimer is 95 years old born in Karlstadt am Main, Germany on June 4, 1

Is Dr Ruth Still Alive | Is Dr Ruth Westheimer Still Alive

Yes. She celebrated her 95th birthday on June 4. She also hosts a radio show “Sexually Speaking” on New York’s WYNY-FM which she began in 1980.

Is Dr Ruth Married

She was married to her third husband Holocaust survivor Manfred ‘Fred’ Westheimer for 36 years until he died in 1997.

Dr Ruth’s Social Media Account

Twitter – @AskDrRuth