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Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Radio Talk Show Host, Television Personality, Journalist / 1928 -
Dr. Ruth Westheimer is one of the world's most recognized authorities on sex. She has delivered her advice on TV, radio and the web for decades and has written numerous books.
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