Ruby Keeler

#78380
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
25, 1910
Birthplace
Dartmouth, Canada
Death Date
Feb 28, 1993 (82)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
25, 1910
Birthplace
Dartmouth, Canada
Death Date
Feb 28, 1993 (82)

About

Canadian-born dancer and actress who appeared in the 1933 film version of 42nd Street. She also starred in the 1972 Broadway revival of No, No, Nanette.

Before Fame

Her family's financial situation caused her to almost miss out on dance classes as a girl; however, a supportive dance teacher gave her free lessons on Saturdays.

Trivia

At age fourteen, she began dancing professionally.

Family Life

She was married twice. Her first marriage, to singer Al Jolson, lasted from 1928 until 1940.

Associated With

Her husband, Al Jolson, was the best-paid American entertainer of the 1930s.