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Dr. Ruth Westheimer participates in an "Ask Dr. Ruth" panel at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Feb. 11, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. Westheimer died Friday at age 96.
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Westheimer's deep knowledge about human sexual behavior and advocacy of safe sex, along with her pragmatism and sense of humor, catapulted her to national fame in the 1980s.
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