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Ruth Etting

Ruth Etting
Ruth Etting on the cover of Radio Mirror magazine, June 1932.
Personal information
Birth dateNovember 23, 1897
Place of birthDavid City, Nebraska
Date of deathSeptember 24, 1978(age 80)
Death placeColorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
OccupationSinger; actress

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Ruth Etting (November 23, 1897 - September 24, 1978) 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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