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Ruth Brooks Flippen
Ruth Brooks Flippen
Position Writer
Biographical Information
Birth Name Ruth Albertina Brooks
Birthdate September 14, 1921
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York, United States
Death Date July 9, 1981 (age 59)
Death Place Marina del Rey, California, United States[1]

Ruth Brooks Flippen was a writer on Bewitched. She wrote five episodes for the series (1965-1971).


Ruth Brooks Flippen was an American screenwriter and television writer. She was born Ruth Albertina Brooks on September 14, 1921, in Brooklyn, New York.

Flippen wrote a number of films in the 1950s and early 1960s, including some of the Gidget films, then moved to television where she wrote extensively for the series That Girl and other productions. She was nominated for a 1968 Emmy Award in the category "Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy" for the That Girl episode "The Mailman Cometh" and a 1975 Daytime Emmy Award in the category "Outstanding Writing for a Daytime Special Program" for Oh, Baby, Baby, Baby..., a ninety-minute drama aired under the aegis of The ABC Afternoon Playbreak.

Flippen was briefly head writer (in 1980) of the soap opera Days of Our Lives.

She was married to character actor Jay C. Flippen on January 4, 1947. The marriage lasted until Jay Flippen's death on February 3, 1971.

Ruth Brooks Flippen died from heart disease on July 9, 1981, in Marina del Rey, California. She was 59.[2]



  1. Ruth Brooks Flippen on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on November 24, 2019.
  2. goldengirl. Ruth Albertina Brooks Flippen memorial on, July 23, 2018. Retrieved on September 17, 2020, edited.