Ruby KeelerRuby Keeler
, born Ethel Keeler
, (August 25
- February 28
), was an actress, singer, and dancer.
She was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her first "show-business" job was as a chorine, working in a speakeasy for the Prohibition-era hostess Texas Guinan.
Ruby Keeler died of cancer in Rancho Mirage, California and was interred in the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, California. She has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6730 Hollywood Blvd.
Some of her better known films include:
See also: Other Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood
- 42nd Street - (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)