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Ruby Keeler

Actor + Dancer and Singer
Born Aug 25, 1910

Ruby Keeler, born Ethel Hilda Keeler, was an actress, singer, and dancer 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 legendary 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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1910 Birth Born in 1910.


From 1928 to 1940, she was married to singer Al Jolson. … Read More
1929 19 Years Old In 1929, at the urging of Ziegfeld, Jolson agreed to Keeler's returning to Broadway to star in Show Girl.


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.
1941 31 Years Old Keeler remarried in 1941 to John Homer Lowe. … Read More


1963 53 Years Old In 1963, she appeared in The Greatest Show on Earth, Jack Palance's revival on television of the earlier Charlton Heston circus film of the same name.


1972 62 Years Old In 1972, Keeler starred in the successful Broadway revival of the 1920s musical No, No, Nanette along with fellow Irish-Americans Helen Gallagher and Patsy Kelly. … Read More
1993 83 Years Old Died in 1993.
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