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Fun Fact June 29, 2020.

29 June 2020


Nearly every  young girl had at least one of these fashion dolls.  They have their own clothing line, various vehicles, pets, houses, careers, friends and family members.  We’re talking of course about Barbie.  Barbie was launched in March of 1959 by toy manufacturer Mattel.  She was created by American businesswoman Ruth Handler who used a German doll as her inspiration.  Mattel has sold over one billion Barbie dolls and it is by far the companies largest and most profitable toy line.  In a series of novels published by Random House in the 1960’s we find out that Barbie was born on March 9, 1959.  Her full name is Barbra Millicent Roberts.  Her parents were named George and Margaret Roberts and she grew up in the fictional town of Willow, Wisconsin.  The man in her life of course is Ken.  His last name is Carson.