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Ruth Buzzi Recovering after Being 'Bedridden and Incapacitated' — Her Husband of 43 Years Is Helping Her Survive It

Vanessa Seifert
Aug 04, 2022
05:00 P.M.

Actress and comedian Ruth Buzzi has graced our screen for many decades, but she has now retired far from Hollywood and enjoys life on a 600-acre ranch with cattle and horses. Buzzi keeps her followers laughing on social media, but her current health situation has affected her.


Ruth Buzzi is an iconic actress famously known for her role as Aunt Minerva in "Legends Of The Superheroes," along with a long list of films and TV shows. Buzi is also a comedian who entertains her Twitter followers with her witty perspective on life.

The actress grew up in Stonington between Connecticut and Rhode Island, on the opposite side of the country, but somehow, she and her husband Kent Perkins crossed paths.

Ruth Buzzi in New York 1989 | Source: Getty Images

Ruth Buzzi in New York 1989 | Source: Getty Images

Perkins is from Alexandria, Louisiana, and has German and English roots. Perkins and Buzzi both worked on multiple projects in the film industry.

Perkins has 21 acting credits under his belt; he wrote 1992's To "Protect And Serve" and directed a sci-fi horror, "The Being," starring Martin Landau and Marianne Gordon.


Buzz and Perkins married in December 1978; they share a deep love for each other and are happily married 43 years later.

The couple never had children, but Buzzi is not bothered by this; she even joked on Twitter and said, "I would have probably had kids, but my cat's allergic."



Buzzi decided to leave show business and focus on her family life. The actress lives with her husband on a 600-acre cattle and horse ranch and said she sometimes lets fans tour her property.

Buzzi is enjoying her ranch life and shows no signs of finding her way back to Hollywood.

Buzzi said she shows them around and lets them ride the horses. The actress's love for people is evident as she confirmed she enjoys sharing her life with others.

Though many celebrities would be frightened by letting fans onto their property, Buzzi shared that she treats everyone the same without going into the politics of who to vote for or advertising products. It's all about the human connection for her.


As a person who is entertaining both professionally and socially, her absence on-screen has been notable. However, Buzzi has not given clear answers when asked if she would go back to acting.

When she was asked a similar question after retiring, the actress said, "Well, if John Schneider were to call and beg, I might do a movie with him."

Little did Buzzi know those words would become a reality because she ended up filming "One Month Out" with John Schneider. So maybe the actress will grace our screens again if the right person asks.


However, Buzzi is enjoying her ranch life and shows no signs of finding her way back to Hollywood. She does not even want to live in this decade and once quipped, "I'm going back to the '70s; does anyone need anything?"


The funny and energetic Buzzi is currently facing health issues. Her husband announced that she had suffered several strokes.

Perkins shared the sad news of his wife being "bedridden" and "incapacitated" on Facebook. However, he assured fans that the comedian was still responsive, still recognized her friends and family, and saw the heartwarming messages from fans.


Despite the hardship that Buzzi and her husband are facing, Perkins took the time to tell fans how grateful he was for the 43 years he has shared with his wife.

After so many decades, Perkins called Buzzi his best friend, and even in her condition, her love for people still radiated. For those who had been touched by Buzzi's work and found themselves laughing, Perkins said she was still overjoyed by the thought of making people smile.

Perkins also added that Buzzi was handling this difficult time with "bravery and humor," but above all else, the actress was thankful for her fans and the support they had shown her throughout the years.


Buzzi's husband ended the message on a hopeful note. He wrote that whatever the situation might lead to, he would love his wife, and all the love she had received from her fans, friends, and family was felt, appreciated, and reciprocated.

After two weeks of suffering multiple strokes, Buzzi gave an update on her health on Twitter, and true to her nature, she kept it all lighthearted. She wrote:

"Some people have strokes of luck; I had the other kind."

The actress also thanked her fans for the good wishes and proved she was fighting through this with a picture of her smiling while holding her cat.

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