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HBO Movie Puts Spotlight On Ruth Madoff, Now Living In Exile In Greenwich

Michelle Pfeiffer plays Ruth Madoff in the HBO film "The Wizard of Lies," and Robert De Niro stars as Bernie Madoff.
Michelle Pfeiffer plays Ruth Madoff in the HBO film "The Wizard of Lies," and Robert De Niro stars as Bernie Madoff. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. — With the premiere set for this week for HBO's "The Wizard of Lies," the story of Bernie Madoff and the Ponzi scheme that took him down, the New York Post set out to find his widow, Ruth Madoff.

She now lives in the gated condominium complex called The Gables in Old Greenwich, making a daily walk to the nearby Upper Crust Bagel Company for breakfast, according to the Post.

Ruth Madoff, who refused to talk to the Post, leads a quiet life in Greenwich, taking Pilates, getting her hair done, walking on the beach, wearing jeans and helping out a church bazaar for Christmas, the New York Post said.

Bernie Madoff pleaded guilty to cheating his investors through a Ponzi scheme and was sentenced to 150 years in prison and forfeited $17 billion. As part of his plea deal, Ruth Madoff was allowed to keep $2.5 million. She lost one son to suicide and another to cancer since her husband's conviction.

"The Wizard of Lies,” which is based on Diana B. Henriques's best-selling book, will premiere on May 20. It stars Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, who met with Ruth Madoff before filming.

Click here to read the story at the New York Post.

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