Ruby Keeler

Ruby Keeler

Highest Rated: 100% Footlight Parade (1933)

Lowest Rated: 60% Dames (1934)

Birthday: Aug 25, 1910

Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Former speakeasy dancer, chorine and Broadway lead who married musical star Al Jolson and moved with him to Hollywood, where she starred in some of the classic musicals of the 1930s. Keeler made her film debut as an aspiring showgirl in "42nd Street" (1933), opposite newcomer Dick Powell. She would be paired with the singing Powell in seven Warner Bros. extravaganzas, most of them distinguished by their elaborate, surrealistic, Busby Berkeley-designed dance routines. Keeler was sometimes the decorative centerpiece of Berkeley's bizarre numbers; buffs are unlikely to forget the jigsaw puzzle of Keeler's face in "Dames" (1934), assembled to the haunting strains of "I Only Have Eyes for You."

Highest rated movies

Flirtation Walk
Footlight Parade
Gold Diggers of 1933
42nd Street
Dames

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Busby Berkeley - The Busby Berkeley Disc Unknown (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweetheart of the Campus Betty Blake (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother Carey's Chickens Katherine "Kitty" Carey (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 20% Ready, Willing and Able Jane Clarke (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 0% Colleen Colleen Reilly (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Go Into Your Dance Dorothy "Dot" Wayne (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 67% Shipmates Forever June Blackburn (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio Highlights Self - 1934
60% 63% Dames Barbara Hemingway (Character) - 1934
100% 25% Flirtation Walk Kathleen "Kit" Fitts (Character) - 1934
100% 83% Footlight Parade Bea Thorn (Character) - 1933
100% 86% Gold Diggers of 1933 Polly Parker (Character) - 1933
96% 74% 42nd Street Peggy Sawyer (Character) - 1933

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1971

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