Ruth Etting

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Birthday
23, 1897
Birthplace
David City, NE
Death Date
Sep 24, 1978 (80)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
23, 1897
Birthplace
David City, NE
Death Date
Sep 24, 1978 (80)

About

1920s radio star who sang hits like "Shine On," "Harvest Moon," "Ten Cents a Dance," and "Love Me or Leave Me."

Before Fame

She was a costume designer before earning her first chance to perform in local Chicago nightclubs.

Trivia

She was also seen in Broadway productions of Whoopee! and Simple Simon.

Family Life

She married piano player Myrl Alderman after divorcing her first husband, Moe Snyder, in 1937.

Associated With

She was portrayed by Doris Day in the 1955 dramatization of her life, Love Me or Leave Me.