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Barbie was created by Ruth Handler and was
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Barbie was created by Ruth Handler and was introduced in 1959 at the annual Toy Fair in Manhattan. Above, Barbie is depicted as a teenage fashion model.(Credit: Mattel Inc.)

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Barbie's careers through the years

The Barbie doll is arguably one of the most classic toys for kids. And boy has she been busy! Here we take a look at her careers from 1959 through today. And then make sure to send in photos of your favorite toy growing up.