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Ruby Keeler (1910–1993)


Ruby Keeler started as a dancer on Broadway. After her marriage to Al Jolson she moved to Hollywood and become a star in Warners musicals opposite Dick Powell. After her divorce from Jolson she retired for almost 30 years, until she appeared in "No No Nanette" on Broadway in 1971 under the direction of Busby Berkeley. See full bio »

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 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression (Video documentary) (performer: "I Only Have Eyes for You", "Dames" - uncredited)
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "I Only Have Eyes for You", "Dames" - uncredited)
 2001 The Wedding Planner (performer: "Mr. and Mrs. Is The Name")
 1991 Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Forty-Second Street", "Shanghai Lil", "Pettin' in the Park", "I Only Have Eyes for You" - uncredited)
 1985 That's Dancing! (Documentary) (performer: "Forty-Second Street", "Shadow Waltz", "I Only Have Eyes for You")
 1976 Virgins in Heat (performer: "Forty-Second Street" - uncredited)
 1973 RCA's Opening Night (TV Movie) (performer: "Forty-Second Street" - uncredited)
 1972 The 26th Annual Tony Awards (TV Movie) (performer: "I Want to Be Happy")
 1965 The Love Goddesses (Documentary) (performer: "Pettin' in the Park" - uncredited)
 1963 Hollywood and the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Fabulous Musicals (1963) ... (performer: "Forty-Second Street" - uncredited)
 1942 Six Hits and a Miss (Short) (performer: "You Gotta Know How to Dance")
 1942 Calling All Girls (Short) (performer: "Shanghai Lil")
 1941 Sweetheart of the Campus (performer: "Tap Happy")
 1937 Ready, Willing and Able ("Just a Quiet Evening" (1937), uncredited) / (performer: "Too Marvelous for Words" (1937), "Handy with Your Feet" (1937) - uncredited)
 1936 Colleen (lyrics: "You Gotta Know How to Dance" (1936) - uncredited) / (performer: "An Evening with You" (1936), "I Don't Have to Dream Again" (1936), "You Gotta Know How to Dance" (1936) - uncredited)
 1935 Shipmates Forever (performer: "Don't Give Up the Ship", "I'd Love to Take Orders from You" - uncredited)
 1935 Go Into Your Dance (performer: "A Good Old Fashioned Cocktail (With a Good Old Fashioned Gal)" (1935), "About a Quarter to Nine" (1935), "Ruby" (1935), "Pimiento" (1935), "She's a Latin from Manhattan" (1935) - uncredited)
 1934 Flirtation Walk (performer: "Flirtation Walk" (1934), "Mr. and Mrs. Is the Name" (1934) - uncredited)
 1934 Dames ("I Only Have Eyes for You" (1934), uncredited) / (performer: "Dames" (1934) - uncredited)
 1933 Footlight Parade (performer: "Shanghai Lil" (1933), "By a Waterfall" (1933), "Sittin' on a Back Yard Fence" (1933), "Honeymoon Hotel" (1933) - uncredited)
 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933 (performer: "Shadow Waltz" (1933), "Pettin' in the Park" (1933) - uncredited)
 1933 42nd Street (performer: "Forty-Second Street" (1932), "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" (1932) - uncredited)
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Other Works:

She acted in Vincent Youman's musical, "No, No Nanette," at the 46th Street Theatre on Broadway in New York City. Busby Berkeley was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on why she was not portrayed in 'The Jolson Story'] I don't like him. I don't want my children to grow up someday and maybe see the picture and know I was married to a man like that. See more »

Trivia:

Aunt of Ken Weatherwax. He was Pugsley Addams of The Addams Family (1964). See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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