Legendary actress, Ruby Keeler, was born Ethel Hilda Keeler on Aug 25, 1910 in Halifax, Canada. Keeler died at the age of 82 on Feb 28, 1993 in Rancho Mirage, CA and was laid to rest in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, Orange County, CA.
MINI BIO:Dark-haired Canadian-born star of Hollywood musicals of the thirties, often in tandem with Dick Powell. The famous initial description of Astaire on his arrival in Hollywood - "Can't act, can't sing, can dance a little" - would have fitted Ruby, though even her clackety-clack dancing was hopeful and energetic rather than hep. Still, she was pretty, and whenever the leading lady broke a leg, Ruby went out there and became a star. Married (first of two) to Al Jolson from 1928 to 1939. Died from cancer. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
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Classic Movie Travels:By Annette Bochenek on Jul 2, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog
Classic Movie Travels: When thinking of early musicals, the output of Warner Bros. studios is certainly worth noting. In the Gold Digger musicals and so many others, a wide variety of Warner Bros.’s triple-threat talents shone in the musical genre. Though Ruby Kee... Read full article
All in the Family: , Ken Weatherwax and Joey D. VieiraBy Annmarie Gatti on Aug 25, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog
and Nephews?Ken Weatherwax and?Joey D. Vieira Actress/singer/dancer was most famously paired with Dick Powell in the iconic Warner Brothers’?Busby Berkeley?musicals — including?42nd Street,?Gold Diggers of 1933,?Footlight Parade and?Dames. Keeler also happens to b... Read full article
Monday Serenade: Meows in Footlight Parade (1933)By KC on Sep 21, 2009 From Classic Movies
clumps along in her kitty costume, but she's still awfully cute in the Sittin' on a Backyard Fence number from Footlight Parade (1933). That's Billy Taft singing with her.... Read full article
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