Ruby Keeler

Ruby Keeler, born Ethel Keeler, (August 25, 1910 - February 28, 1993), was an actress, singer, and dancer.

She was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her first "show-business" job was as a chorine, working in a speakeasy for the Prohibition-era hostess Texas Guinan.

Ruby Keeler died of cancer in Rancho Mirage, California and was interred in the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, California. She has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6730 Hollywood Blvd.

Some of her better known films include:

  • 42nd Street - (1933)
  • Gold Diggers of 1933 - (1933)
  • Footlight Parade - (1933)
  • Dames - (1934)
  • Flirtation Walk - (1934)
  • Go Into Your Dance - (1935)
  • Shipmates Forever - (1935)
  • Colleen - (1936)
  • Ready, Willing and Able - (1937)
  • Mother Carey's Chickens - (1938)
  • Sweetheart of the Campus - (1941)

See also: Other Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood.

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