Ruby Keeler

Canadian-born American Actress + Dancer + Singer
Born Aug 25, 1910

Ruby Keeler, born Ethel Hilda Keeler, was a Canadian-born actress, dancer and singer most famous for her on-screen coupling with Dick Powell in a string of successful early musicals at Warner Brothers, particularly 42nd Street (1933). From 1928 to 1940, she was married to singer Al Jolson. She retired from show business in the 1940s but made a widely-publicized comeback on Broadway in 1971.… Read More

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1909 Birth Keeler was born in Dartmouth, Halifax County, Nova Scotia in 1909 to Ralph Hector and Nellie (née Lahey) Keeler, one of six siblings in an Irish Catholic family. … Read More


…  From 1928 to 1940, she was married to actor and singer Al Jolson. … Read More


1933 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1933, producer Darryl F. Zanuck cast Keeler in the Warner Bros. musical 42nd Street opposite Dick Powell and Bebe Daniels. … Read More


1940 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Jolson and Keeler appeared on Broadway one last time together, for the unsuccessful show Hold On To Your Hats in 1940. … Read More
1941 31 Years Old In 1941, she married John Homer Lowe, a Pasadena, California businessman and left show business the same year. … Read More


1954 44 Years Old Joey D. Vieira, also known as Donald Keeler, is best remembered for portraying Sylvester "Porky" Brockway on TV's Lassie (retitled Jeff's Collie in syndicated reruns and on DVD) from 1954 to 1957. … Read More


1993 84 Years Old Keeler died of kidney cancer on February 28, 1993 in Rancho Mirage, California, and is interred in the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, California.
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