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Ruby Keeler

Ruby Keeler
From the trailer of Dames (1934)
Personal information
Birth nameEthel Hilda Keeler
Birth dateAugust 25, 1910
Place of birthDartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Date of deathFebruary 28, 1993 (aged 82)
Death placeRancho Mirage, California, USA
Years active1933 - 1989
SpouseJohn Homer Lowe (1941-1969; his death; four children)
Al Jolson (1928-1939; divorced; 1 child)

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Ruby Keeler, born Ethel Hilda Keeler, (August 25, 1910 February 28, 1993) 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 singer Al Jolson. She retired from show business in the 1940s but made a widely publicized comeback on Broadway in 1971.

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