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Ruth Etting (1896–1978)


Celebrated singing star of US stage, radio and recordings, she popularized the torch song "You Made Me Love You," among others. Etting appeared in numerous film shorts as well as three feature-length films of the early 1930's. See full bio »

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 2013 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Week 5: Side by Side Challenge (2013) ... ("It Had to Be You")
 2011 Water for Elephants (performer: "Button Up Your Overcoat")
 2005 Carnivàle (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Outskirts, Damascus, NE (2005) ... (performer: "Love Me or Leave Me" - uncredited)
 2002 Road to Perdition (performer: "Whose Honey Are You?" (1935))
 1997 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Vaudeville (1997) ... (performer: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited)
 1993 King of the Hill (performer: "Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)" (1931)) / (writer: "Maybe Who Knows" (1929))
 1991 Rambling Rose (performer: "IF I COULD BE WITH YOU ONE HOUR TONIGHT")
 1987 Shy People (performer: "Body and Soul")
 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Documentary) (performer: "Ten Cents a Dance" (1930))
 1963 Hollywood and the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Fabulous Musicals (1963) ... (performer: "Shine On, Harvest Moon" - uncredited)
 1936 Melody in May (Short) (performer: "St. Louis Blues", "It Had to Be You")
 1935 Tuned Out (Short) (performer: "Shine On, Harvest Moon" - uncredited)
 1935 An Old Spanish Onion (Short) (performer: "Those Endearing Young Charms")
 1934 No Contest! (Short) (performer: "Dancing in the Moonlight", "Shine On, Harvest Moon" (1908), "Easy Come, Easy Go", "A Thousand Good Nights" - uncredited)
 1934 Gift of Gab (performer: "Talking to Myself", "Tomorrow, Who Cares?")
 1934 Derby Decade (Short) (performer: "A Bird in a Gilded Cage", "After the Ball")
 1934 The Song of Fame (Short) (performer: "Shine On, Harvest Moon", "I Cried For You" (1923), "I Wanna Be Loved" (1932))
 1934 A Torch Tango (Short) (performer: "Shine On, Harvest Moon", "Don't Blame Me")
 1934 Hips, Hips, Hooray! (performer: "Keep Romance Alive" (1933) - uncredited)
 1933 Knee Deep in Music (Short) (performer: "Shine On, Harvest Moon", "You've Got Me Crying Again", "We Couldn't Do Better Than That" - uncredited)
 1933 California Weather (Short) (performer: "Shine On, Harvest Moon" - uncredited)
 1933 Roman Scandals (performer: "No More Love" (1933) - uncredited)
 1933 Along Came Ruth (Short) (performer: "Daisy Bell", "Shine On, Harvest Moon", "The Sidewalks of New York" (1894) - uncredited)
 1933 Bye-Gones (Short) (performer: "I'll Follow You")
 1932 A Regular Trouper (Short) (performer: "Why Did It Have to Be Me?")
 1932 Artistic Temper (Short) (performer: "That's What Heaven Means to Me", "What a Life! (Trying to Live Without You)", "Lovable" - uncredited)
 1932 A Modern Cinderella (Short) (performer: "Little Cinderella", "It Was So Beautiful (And You Were Mine)")
 1931 Freshman Love (Short) (performer: "She's Funny That Way", "Love Is Like That")
 1931 Radio Salutes (Short) (performer: "You're Always Sure of My Love")
 1931 Words & Music (Short) (performer: "I'm Falling in Love", "Now That You're Gone" - uncredited) / (writer: "I'm Falling in Love" - uncredited)
 1930 One Good Turn (Short) (performer: "The Kiss Waltz", "If I Could Be with You")
 1930 Roseland (Short) (performer: "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy", "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes" - uncredited)
 1930 Broadway's Like That (Short) (performer: "The Right Kind of Man", "From the Bottom of My Heart" - uncredited)
 1929 Ruth Etting, the Sweetheart of Columbia Records, Glorifying the Popular Song (Short) (performer: "That Wonderful Boyfriend of Mine", "Pretty Little You", "All I Want Is Y-O-U")
 1929 Ruth Etting in Favorite Melodies (Short) (performer: "My Mother's Eyes", "That's Him Now")
 1928 Ruth Etting (Short) (performer: "Roses of Yesterday", "Because My Baby Don't Mean 'Maybe' Now")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Ziegfeld Follies of 1927. Musical revue. Book by Harold Atteridge and Eddie Cantor. Lyrics by Irving Berlin. Music by Irving Berlin. Musical Direction by Frank Tours. Music orchestrated by Ferde Grofe, Arthur Gutman, Louis Katzman, Paul Lannin, Frank Tours and Roy Webb. Featuring songs by Bill Munro. Directed by Sammy Lee, E.B.... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[about Love Me or Leave Me (1955), the biopic of her life with Martin Snyder (aka "Moe Snyder"), who jealously shot Myrl Alderman, her accompanist and later husband] It was half fairy tale. It's a shame that the most beautiful part of my life, my 28-year marriage to [Myrl], was left out completely because that was the real highlight of my life story.

Trivia:

Portrayed by Doris Day in Love Me or Leave Me (1955).

Nickname:

Sweetheart of Columbia Records

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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