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Ruby Keeler

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B: August 25, 1909 in Halifax, Nova Scotia
D: February 28, 1993 in Rancho Mirage, California

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:
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42nd Street (debut: 1933)
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
Footlight Parade (1933)
Dames (1934)
Flirtation Walk (1934)
Go Into Your Dance (1935)
Shipmates Forever (1935)
Colleen (1936)
Ready Willing and Able (1937)
Mother Carey’s Chickens (1938)

Sweetheart of The Campus (1941)

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969)

The Phynx (1970)

Beverly Hills Brats (1989)