Judy Rubenfeld- Tragedy Of Paul Reubens Mother

by Manisha Tue Aug 01 2023 Updated On Wed Aug 02 2023

Judy Rubenfeld was the mother of actor, comedian, writer, and producer Paul Reubens. She was a teacher, and she was married to Paul Rubenfeld

Her husband was a pilot of the Israeli Air Force during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. They shared three children altogether Paul, Abby Rubenfeld, and Luke Rubenfeld

Judy Rubenfeld's husband.
Judy Rubenfeld's husband. Source: Facebook

Paul Dies At The Age Of 70

Paul died at 70 on July 30, 2023, due to cancer. He had been battling cancer for six years but kept it secret from the public eye. 

He fought cancer privately. 

After his death, a statement was issued on his Instagram account, stating he was overwhelmed with the love and respect he received from friends, fans, and supporters. He added he had loved everyone and enjoyed making art for everyone. 

Judy Rubenfeld's son Paul Reubens
Judy Rubenfeld's son Paul Reubens. Source: Instagram


Her son Paul was 70 years old at the time of death. 

Net Worth

Her son Paul's net worth was estimated to be $5 million.

Paul Had Tea Parties With His Dad When He Was Kid

In an interview, Paul said that he got the tea set when he was five years old

He shared that his younger sister got that for her birthday, and she didn’t like it at all, but he was enchanted to see it. 

He immediately asked her if she didn’t want it. He was freaked out when she gave it to him. He was happy to get that little tea cup. 

One day his father said they were going to have a tea party, and he ran to his room to get his teacup. 

His father agreed to play tea party with him, and he was excited to play with him. 

He took his teapot and poured water on the cup, and his father pretended to blow the water as if it was hot. 

His father complimented that the tea was excellent and asked who made it. He was pleased to say that he had made it. 

He said his father drank three cups and asked if he wanted more, but he ran out of tea. 

When his father asked how he ran out of tea, he replied the toilet got empty. 

Paul Was Not Able To Fit Into His Pee-Wee Herman Suit

Pee-wee Herman is a fictional character played by Paul Reubens. He developed his character in 1981

He appeared as Pee-wee Herman at an award event for the first time since 1992

In an interview, he said he had shed a few pounds of weight to fit into a pee-wee suit, but he could not do it. 

He appeared as Pee-wee for the last time in the Netflix's movie Pee-Wee's Big Holiday in 2016

In an interview with Conan O'Brien, he tried his suit on camera, but it was too tight.

Paul Wanted To Join The Circus

Paul said he would end up working in a circus if he had not been an actor. 

He grew up in Florida and spent his childhood summer at a circus camp. 

He said he walked on a tight rope and jumped through a ring of fire blindfolded. He said he always thought he would work in a circus. 

He spent six weeks on circus camp when he was a kid. There was a big show at the circus, and his parents came to see him. 

He said he wore a bathing suit and had to do a balance beam act. 

He was doing everything, and his parents were shocked to see him doing those acts. He joked that his parents knew it was not good for him to join the circus. 

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