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Ruth Etting Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in David City, Nebraska, USA
Died in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Nickname Sweetheart of Columbia Records

Mini Bio (1)

Ruth Etting was born on November 23, 1896 in David City, Nebraska, USA. She was married to Myrl Alderman and Martin Snyder. She died on September 24, 1978 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

Spouse (2)

Myrl Alderman (14 December 1938 - 16 September 1966) (his death)
Martin Snyder (12 July 1922 - 30 November 1937) (divorced)

Trivia (2)

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

Personal Quotes (1)

[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.

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