Seattle TV pioneer ‘Wunda Wunda’ dies at 101

Ruth Prins aka Wunda Wunda

Ruth Prins, otherwise known as Wunda Wunda, hosted a popular children’s show from 1952-1972.

Courtesy of KING5

Seattle, Washington

November i7, 2021

SEATTLE — Ruth Prins, otherwise known as beloved childrens’ TV host Wunda Wunda, died in Seattle at the age of 101, her daughter Debrah Prins confirmed Saturday.

Prins played the title character Wunda Wunda and many others on a children’s show on KING 5 between 1952 and 1972.

She remained in Seattle with a dedicated fanbase into the triple digits.

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