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 »
1991Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros.
(performer: "Forty-Second Street" - uncredited, "Shanghai Lil" - uncredited, "Pettin' in the Park" - uncredited, "I Only Have Eyes for You" - uncredited)
(performer: "Forty-Second Street", "Shadow Waltz", "I Only Have Eyes for You")
1937Ready, Willing and Able
(performer: "Too Marvelous for Words" 1937 - uncredited, "Handy with Your Feet" 1937 - uncredited / "Just a Quiet Evening" 1937 - uncredited)
(lyrics: "You Gotta Know How to Dance" 1936 - uncredited / performer: "An Evening with You" 1936 - uncredited, "I Don't Have to Dream Again" 1936 - uncredited, "You Gotta Know How to Dance" 1936 - uncredited)
1935Go Into Your Dance
(performer: "A Good Old Fashioned Cocktail With a Good Old Fashioned Gal" 1935 - uncredited, "About a Quarter to Nine" 1935 - uncredited, "Ruby" 1935 - uncredited, "Pimiento" 1935 - uncredited, "She's a Latin from Manhattan" 1935 - uncredited)
(performer: "Don't Give Up the Ship" - uncredited, "I'd Love to Take Orders from You" - uncredited)
(performer: "Flirtation Walk" 1934 - uncredited, "Mr. and Mrs. Is the Name" 1934 - uncredited)
(performer: "Dames" 1934 - uncredited / "I Only Have Eyes for You" 1934 - uncredited)
1933Gold Diggers of 1933
(performer: "Shadow Waltz" 1933 - uncredited, "Pettin' in the Park" 1933 - uncredited)
(performer: "Shanghai Lil" 1933 - uncredited, "By a Waterfall" 1933 - uncredited, "Sittin' on a Back Yard Fence" 1933 - uncredited, "Honeymoon Hotel" 1933 - uncredited)
(performer: "Forty-Second Street" 1932 - uncredited, "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" 1932 - uncredited)
No, No, Nanette (1971). Musical comedy (revival). Music by Vincent Youmans. Lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto A. Harbach. Book by Otto A. Harbach and Frank Mandel. Book adapted by Burt Shevelove. Musical Director: Buster Davis. Vocal arrangements by Buster Davis. Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns. Dance arrangements...
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Al Jolson was my first husband. He always used to boast that he was spoiling me for any man who might come after him. I think Al sensed that it wasn't easy for me being married to an American institution . . . Was he right about spoiling me? I'm sorry. I couldn't possibly say. I couldn't be that indiscreet.
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Ruby, who was Irish, and her 24-years-senior husband Al Jolson, who was Jewish, could not conceive a child, so they adopted a baby boy who was half-Irish and half-Jewish. After she divorced Jolson, she had four children with her second husband. Her adopted son, Al Jolson Jr., was a contented member of her new family. He later changed his name to Peter.
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