Ruth “Ruthie” Cohen

Ruth “Ruthie” Cohen

Birth
Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Death 23 Aug 2008 (aged 78)
Panorama City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 73931488 · View Source
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Actress. Ruth Cohen, who appeared in more episodes of "Seinfeld" than anyone except the main stars, died Aug. 23 of a heart attack in Panaorma City, California. She was 78.

Her character on "Seinfeld," the cashier at the Monk's Café, was known by her real name, Ruthie Cohen, and appeared in 101 episodes of the long-running series.

Ruth ended up the most frequent character on "Seinfeld" (1990) besides the main four, due to that she was present in basically every scene at Monks diner from the season 4 opening episode until the end, although not always seen on camera, depending on what camera angles where used in the diner. She however only received on-screen credits two times, when she had a couple of lines of dialogue during the last seasons(tree times in total).

Born in the Bronx, Cohen began acting in the 1980s after raising two children, starting as an extra for shows including "Murder She Wrote" and "Golden Girls."

A memorial service was held Thursday, Aug. 28 at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills.

She is survived by a son, a daughter and two grandchildren.

No burial information is available.


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  • Created by: Robert McGowan
  • Added: 25 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73931488
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth “Ruthie” Cohen (28 Jan 1930–23 Aug 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73931488, citing Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Robert McGowan (contributor 47548454) .