Ruth Etting

American singer, vaudevillian, musical theatre performer and film actress Ruth Etting

Ruth Etting was an American singing star and actress of the 1920s and 1930s, who had over 60 hit recordings and worked in stage, radio, and film. Her signature tunes were "Shine On Harvest Moon", "Ten Cents a Dance", and "Love Me or Leave Me". Her other popular recordings included "Button Up Your Overcoat", "Mean to Me", "Exactly Like You", and "Shaking the Blues Away".
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'Nannette & Her Hotsy Totsy Boys' - The Record Gazette
Google News - over 6 years
They put on a show featuring the songs of Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Fannie Brice, Cliff Edwards, Sophie Tucker, Ted Lewis, Ruth Etting and many more. For more information, contact the Edward Dean Museum & Gardens at (951) 845-2626 or
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Shaggy's Summer in Kingston tops the Billboard chart - Jamaica Observer
Google News - over 6 years
It was later covered in 1933 by Ruth Etting and then Bing Crosby. Redding's version was recorded in 1966. Subsequent covers were recorded by Three Dog Night (in 1969), Ella Fitzgerald, Al Jarreau, Percy Sledge, Michael Bolton, Rod Stewart,
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Otis Redding's 'Tenderness' Fan Club: Kanye, Jay-Z, Shrek And More - MTV.com
Google News - over 6 years
Written by James Campbell and Reginald Connelly (under the pseudonym Irving King) and originally recorded in 1932 by the Ray Noble Orchestra, then again in 1933 by actress Ruth Etting and Bing Crosby, "Try a Little Tenderness" would go on to be covered
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ONLY $10 for $20 Worth of Award Winning Breakfast at The Omelette Parlor - Colorado Springs Gazette
Google News - almost 7 years
In 1893, 900 East Fillmore, now known as the Colorado Springs Omelette Parlor was purchased and built as a retirement home for movie star, Ruth Etting and her husband Merle Alderman, who also was a well-known pianist, singer and composer
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O miłości, przyjaźni i zwierzętach w czasach prohibicji - FilmWeb
Google News - almost 7 years
Cieszę się także, że na soundtracku znalazło się miejsce dla jazzowych kawałków Bessie Smith czy uwielbianej przez Marlenę, a zapomnianej już trochę, Ruth Etting. Jak wygląda narracja filmu? Cała historia Jacoba to snuta przez niego samego opowieść
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Photo Flash: Martha Lorin in 'Love Me or Leave Me' at Milford Theater - Broadway World
Google News - almost 7 years
It was the first preview of their new show "Love Me Or Leave Me - A Tribute to Ruth Etting" Directed by theater legend Larry Fuller. Written by Larry Fuller and Martha Lorin. Produced by Lampkin Music Group, Eric Bufano and Milford Theater
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Milford Theatre reopens Saturday - Pike County Courier
Google News - almost 7 years
Having heard her sing “Love Me or Leave Me” and “Get Happy” at Feinstein's in Manhattan, her Ruth Etting show should be a winner!” Admission is $20 (cash only) and seating is on a first come, first serve basis
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Martha Lorin Returns to LA's Gardenia With Love Me Or Leave Me May 21 - Broadway World
Google News - almost 7 years
Tome Rolla's Gardenia, Eric Bufano and Lampkin Music Group presents Martha Lorin in "Love Me Or Leave Me - A Tribute to Ruth Etting" ONE SHOW ONLY! Saturday, May 21st, 2011. Critically acclaimed jazz singer, Martha Lorin, returns to the LA nightclub
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San Francisco Jazz singer Amanda King is at the Rrazz Room this May - American Chronicle
Google News - almost 7 years
It was also the title of a movie about the life story of torch singer Ruth Etting, portrayed by another famous singer, Doris Day. Yet, again obscurity eclipses another. Ruth Etting is unknown to contemporary audiences today
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In search of Lee Morse - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Google News - almost 7 years
But she was replaced on opening night by Ruth Etting — Morse, the story goes, was hung over from a bender the night before. Etting rode the signature song from Simple Simon, "Ten Cents a Dance," to stardom. Morse continued on as a popular nightclub
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Water for Elephants - Filmmuziek
Google News - almost 7 years
De ene keer door sublieme mixage van een heel oud nummer van Ruth Etting met de score, de andere keer door stevige orkestrale tracks die op een aangename manier klassiek aandoen. Aan de andere kant laat James Newton Howard iets horen wat we niet van
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MUSIC REVIEW; Keeping Torch Songs Ablaze
NYTimes - about 7 years
Talk about wacky. When Andrea Marcovicci was 5, she recalls, her mother, Helen, a nightclub singer now in her 90s and still active, taught her to sing ''The Man I Love.'' In the Marcovicci home ''Stormy Weather'' was sung as a lullaby. What would that do to an impressionable little girl, you might ask? Decades later Ms. Marcovicci, who turned 62 on
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THE OSCARS; No More Que Será Será: Give Day Her Due
NYTimes - about 8 years
LIKE a lot of us, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made its share of good decisions and its share of lulus. Unlike a lot of us, the academy is sometimes willing to admit the lulus. In recognition of the frailties of human judgment, so susceptible to emotion and hype, the academy early on began the awarding of special prizes
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Access Hollywood
NYTimes - over 12 years
THE GOLDEN WEST Hollywood Stories. By Daniel Fuchs. Selected by Christopher Carduff. Introduction by John Updike. 256 pp. A Black Sparrow Book/ David R. Godine. $24.95. This superb collection of Daniel Fuchs's fiction and essays about Hollywood, spanning half a century, records the vagaries of the film industry from the perspective of a
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SUMMER MOVIES: DVD'S; 'Love Me or Leave Me'
NYTimes - almost 13 years
This backstage biography of the singer Ruth Etting must be the most unusual MGM musical of the 50's. On the surface, ''Love Me or Leave Me'' is a big, satisfying CinemaScope melodrama, with Doris Day starring, about Etting's rise from dime-a-dance girl to headliner. James Cagney is the small-time Chicago hood she uses, marries and then leaves for
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Critic's Choice: New DVD's
NYTimes - almost 13 years
Andrzej Wajda: Three War Films The Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda earned his place in political history with his 1977 theatrical release ''Man of Marble,'' a harsh critique of Soviet ideology that was an important public act of dissent in Communist Poland. But his place in film history probably rests with his first three features, ''A Generation''
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MOVIES: CRITIC'S CHOICE
NYTimes - over 13 years
ONE day Bruce Nolan (Jim Carrey), the protagonist of Tom Shadyac's BRUCE ALMIGHTY (2003), is an unappreciated local television reporter in Buffalo, covering stories about giant cookies and tour boats and being passed over for promotions. The next, he can pull the moon closer to earth at will and walk on water. When he needs a big news story, he
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CABARET IN REVIEW; 'Shaking the Blues' -- 'A 1920's Cabaret'
NYTimes - almost 14 years
Danny's Skylight Room 346 West 46th Street, Clinton Mondays through May 3 The raciest of several obscurities performed by Maude Maggart in ''Shaking the Blues: A 1920's Cabaret'' is a 1925 novelty by A. P. Randolph that poses a leering question: ''How could Red Riding Hood have been so very good and still keep the wolf from the door?'' The comic
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NYC; The Feuding Of Celebrities Is Old News
NYTimes - almost 17 years
THIS is one of those never-told-before stories, the result of rummaging through newly discovered archives. Present events in New York make it timely. One night in 1936, Cole Porter walked up to a table at the Stork Club and threw a batch of worthless gold-mine stocks in George Gershwin's face. During the Depression, that was a way for popular
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ruth Etting
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1978
    Age 80
    Ruth Etting died in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1978, aged 81.
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  • 1966
    Age 68
    Etting remained married to Myrl Alderman until his death on November 28, 1966; he was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1955
    Age 57
    Etting, Myrl Alderman and Moe Snyder all sold their rights to the story to MGM; Snyder was living in Chicago in 1955.
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    Her life was the basis for the fictionalized 1955 film, Love Me or Leave Me, which starred Doris Day (as Etting), James Cagney (as Snyder) and Cameron Mitchell (as Alderman).
  • FORTIES
  • 1947
    Age 49
    She also accepted an engagement at New York's Copacabana in March 1947.
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    The scandal of the sensational trial in Los Angeles effectively ended Etting's career, though she briefly had a radio show on WHN in 1947.
  • 1938
    Age 40
    Etting married Alderman, who was almost a decade her junior, on December 14, 1938 in Las Vegas, during Moe Snyder's trial for attempted murder.
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    The testimony in both trials brought much personal information into the public eye. Snyder, who claimed to still be in love with his ex-wife, gave Etting a diamond and platinum bracelet which she accepted after Snyder's telephone threat in January 1938.
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    Three days after the shooting of Myrl Alderman, the pianist's second wife, Alma, sued Ruth Etting for alienation of her husband's affections. Though Etting and Alderman claimed to have been married in Tijuana, Mexico in July 1938, Alma Alderman said any marriage was invalid, because her divorce from Myrl Alderman would not be final until December 1938.
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    Snyder claimed Myrl Alderman pulled a gun and shot at him first and that his ex-wife would not file charges against him because she still loved him. He also claimed he was drunk when he made the telephone threats to Etting in January 1938, saying that at the time his intentions were to kill both his ex-wife and himself.
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    Etting fell in love with her pianist, Myrl Alderman, who was separated from his wife. In January 1938, she began receiving threatening telephone calls from Snyder, who initially claimed Etting withheld assets from him when the divorce settlement was made.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1937
    Age 39
    Etting divorced Moe Snyder on the grounds of cruelty and abandonment on November 30, 1937.
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    It is not clear why she did not go through with her announced plans, but she issued a second statement regarding retirement after filing for divorce from Snyder in November 1937.
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  • 1936
    Age 38
    Etting returned to the US and signed with Decca in December 1936 and recorded until April 1937, when she basically retired from recording.
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    After a solitary Brunswick session in March 1936, she signed with the British label Rex and recorded two sessions in August and September, 1936.
  • 1934
    Age 36
    Etting then signed with Brunswick and remained there until May 1934, when she re-signed with Columbia through July 1935.
  • 1931
    Age 33
    She remained at Columbia through June 1931, when she split her recording between ARC (Banner, Perfect, Romeo, Oriole, etc.) and Columbia through March 1933.
  • 1929
    Age 31
    In Hollywood, Etting made a long series of movie shorts between 1929 and 1936, and three feature movies in 1933 and 1934.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1927
    Age 29
    She made her Broadway debut in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1927.
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  • 1922
    Age 24
    Etting became a featured vocalist at the nightclub, and married gangster Martin "Moe the Gimp" Snyder on July 17, 1922 in Crown Point, Indiana.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1897
    Born
    Etting was born in David City, Nebraska in 1897 to Alfred, a banker, and Winifred (née Kleinhan) Etting.
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