The old expression “art imitates life” was never more true than in the story of one of Hollywood`s brightest stars from the Golden Age of filmmaking, Ruby Keeler. In her 1933 film debut in the Busby Berkeley classic 42nd Street, Warner Baxter, playing the role of a theatrical producer, needs to replace a temperamental leading actress (played by Bebe Daniels) and pulls Ruby Keeler out of the chorus line. He says to her, “You’re going out there as a youngster, but you’ve got to come back a star.” And Ruby Keeler did.
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Features & TV Movies:
42nd Street (debut: 1933)
Sweetheart of The Campus (1941)
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969)
The Phynx (1970)
Beverly Hills Brats (1989)