Ruthie the duck girl

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Ruthie the Duck Girl, born Ruth Grace Moulon (1933/4 - September 6, 2008) was a notable figure in the French Quarter of New Orleans. She was often seen riding from bar to bar on roller skates wearing eccentric furs, drinking Budweiser and smoking Kool cigarettes while accompanied by a couple of ducks.[1]

Every year, Ruthie would attend the Mardi Gras parade in a wedding dress, stating should was to marry her long lost love, Gary Moody of the Moody Barn, whom she met while he was visiting during his time in the Navy.[2]

Ruthie died September 6, 2008, at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was 74.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hodges, Earl. "French Quarter legend 'Ruthie the Duck Girl' lives on in painting by Metairie artist". nola.com.
  2. ^ Harrist, Eileen Loh. "Who Speaks for the Duck Lady?". Bestofneworleans.com.
  3. ^ Pope, John. "Ruthie the Duck Girl dies of cancer at 74". Nola.com.