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Ruby Keeler

Ruby Keeler

Ruby Keeler, born Ethel Keeler, (August 25, 1910 - February 28, 1993), was an actress, singer, and dancer.

She was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her first show-business job was as a chorine, working in a speakeasy for the Prohibition-era hostess Texas Guinan.

Ruby Keeler died of cancer in Rancho Mirage, California and was interred in the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, California. She has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6730 Hollywood Blvd.

Some of her better known films include:

  • 42nd Street - (1933)
  • Gold Diggers of 1933 - (1933)
  • Footlight Parade - (1933)
  • Dames - (1934)
  • Flirtation Walk - (1934)
  • Go Into Your Dance - (1935)
  • Shipmates Forever - (1935)
  • Colleen - (1936)
  • Ready, Willing and Able - (1937)
  • Mother Carey's Chickens - (1938)
  • Sweetheart of the Campus - (1941)

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Ruby Keeler Facts

Birth NameEthel Hilda Keeler
OccupationActress, Musician
BirthdayAugust 25, 1909
SignVirgo
BirthplaceHalifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Date of deathFebruary 28, 1993 (age 83)
Height5' 4" (1m63)  How tall is Ruby Keeler compared to you?

Selected Filmography

That's Dancing!
42nd Street
Gold Diggers of 1933
That's Dancing
Dames
Footlight Parade
Ready Willing & Able
Colleen
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