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.
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[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.
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.