Harry Ruby

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Birthday
27, 1895
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 23, 1974 (79)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
27, 1895
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 23, 1974 (79)

About

Best known for collaborating with Bert Kalmar on Three Little Words, A Kiss to Build a Dream On, and numerous other songs.

Before Fame

He performed in vaudeville as a pianist. He always wanted to become a professional baseball player.

Trivia

He and Kalmar composed music together for close to 30 years. Their partnership was dramatized in the 1950 film Three Little Words in which he was played by Red Skelton and Kalmar by Fred Astaire.

Family Life

He married Eileen Percy in 1936.

Associated With

He was best friends with Groucho Marx and wrote several songs for him.