‘Barbie Doll’ father Elliot Handler passes away


Elliot Handler has touched the lives of millions of little girls’ with ‘Barbie Doll’, and we are sad to have learned that Handler has passed away.

Handler was rushed to hospital last night and passed away a few hours later from heart failure.

Elliot was a co-founder of Mattel Toy Company and Handler’s wife, Ruth, created Barbie doll in the 1950’s. Handler was the person who gave ‘Barbie’ her name after his daughter Barbara.

Elliot was 95 years old.

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