Ruth Hale Oliver

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Ruth Hale Oliver
Born (1910-04-16)April 16, 1910
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died October 3, 1988(1988-10-03) (aged 78)
Burbank, California, U.S.
Occupation Astrologer, newspaper columnist, writer
Years active 1949–1988 (her death)
Spouse(s) George Gercke, 1931–40 (divorced)
Children Susan Oliver (daughter)

Ruth Hale Oliver (April 16, 1910 – October 3, 1988) was an American astrologer, astrology teacher, writer, and occasional actress. Her most notable role was the Librarian Ghost from the beginning of Ghostbusters. She was married to George Gercke in 1931 and divorced in 1940. She died on October 3, 1988 from natural causes at the age of 78. The Olivers had one child, actress Susan Oliver.



  • The Basic Principles of Astrology: A Modern View of an Ancient Science, ISBN 1-4254-8604-5 (1-4254-8604-5, softcover), Kessinger Pub Co, 1962
  • Astropsychiatry by Harry F. Darling, Ruth Hale Oliver; ISBN 0-87707-111-X (0-87707-111-X), Hardcover, CSA Press, 1973

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