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Ruthie the Duck Girl dies of cancer at 74
Ruthie the Duck Girl -- a holdover from a time colorful characters were as much a part of everyday life in the French Quarter as beignets and cafe au lait -- has died of cancer at 74.
Ruthie, whose real name was Ruth Grace Moulon, was a French Quarter eccentric who zoomed from bar to bar on roller skates, often wearing a ratty fur coat or wedding gown and trailed by a string of her beloved ducks, died Sept. 6 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, where she was evacuated for Hurricane Gustav.
She had been suffering from cancer of the mouth and lungs, said Carol Cunningham, a close friend who watched over her for nearly 40 years.