Ruth Prins, otherwise known as beloved childrens’ TV host Wunda Wunda, died in Seattle at the age of 101, her daughter Debrah Prins confirmed Saturday.
Prins played the title character Wunda Wunda and many others on a children’s show on KING 5 between 1952 and 1972. (KING 5)
4 thoughts on “Wunda Wunda: Ruth Prins Dies”
A memorable part of my childhood. Godspeed Ruth!
My earliest memories (B.1949) included Ruth Prins before my much needed noon-time nap. Rest in Peace, Ruth Prins.
Just a couples weeks ago we were celebrating her 101st birthday, Thanks for all the memories, Godspeed ♥
Ruth was an amazing, very motivated woman, particularly for her times. I am ancient enough to remember that she hosted a sort of “reading for children” show, dressed as a princess, just before her idea for the Wunda Wunda character came in to fruition….she had studied stage arts, and been a dancer in college…Her show was basically aimed at pre-schoolers, and I was just a couple of years “too old” to appreciate her talents….Seattle has had some very original talent gracing our TV airwaves, especially back in the day!…The 1950s were a seemingly quiet decade, yet much was fomenting behind the scenes!