Ruby Keeler

Ruby Keeler
1909 - 1993

Ruby Keeler  American Actress

Ruby Keeler passed away on 28th Feb 1993 aged 83. Her last relationship was when Ruby Keeler and John Homer Lowe were married for 28 years before John Homer Lowe died aged 57.


Ruby Keeler was previously married to John Homer Lowe (1940 - 1969) and Al Jolson (1926 - 1939).

She was also in relationships with George Raft ( - present) and Johnny Costello.

Ruby Keeler had 2 children, Al "Peter" and Al Jr. (Adopted).


Ruby Keeler is a 83 year old American Actress. Born Ethel Hilda Keeler on 25th August, 1909 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, she is famous for 42nd Street (1933) in a career that spans 1923–1989. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.

Ruby Keeler was in an on-screen matchup with Dick Powell in Shipmates Forever (1935).

Ruby Keeler is a member of the following lists: 20th-century American singers, American female dancers and Actresses from New York City.


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Confirmed Relationships4
Longest Relationship29 yrs
Shortest Relationship13 yrs, 3 mths
Average Relationship Length10 yrs, 6 mths
First Name Ruby
Middle Name Hilda
Last Name Keeler
Full Name at Birth Ethel Hilda Keeler
Age 83 (age at death) years
Birthday 25th August, 1909
Birthplace Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died 28th February, 1993
Place of Death Rancho Mirage, California, USA
Cause of Death Cancer
Height 5' 4" (163 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress, Dancer And Singer
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame 42nd Street (1933)
Year(s) Active 1923–1989
Brand Endorsement Max Factor
Father Ralph Keeler
Sister Gertrude Keeler, Helen Keeler
Friend Wini Shaw

Ruby Keeler (born Ethel Hilda Keeler; August 25, 1910 – February 28, 1993) was a Canadian-born American actress, dancer and singer most famous for her on-screen coupling with Dick Powell in a string of successful early musicals at Warner Brothers, particularly 42nd Street (1933). From 1928 to 1940, she was married to singer Al Jolson. She retired from show business in the 1940s, but made a widely publicized comeback on Broadway in 1971.

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Ruby Keeler83 VirgoActress
John Homer Lowe57
Al Jolson64 GeminiActor
George Raft85 LibraActor
Johnny Costello-Personality


Al "Peter"Male
Al Jr. (Adopted)Male


Beverly Hills Brats1989GoldieMovie
Glitter1984TV Show
The Phynx1970Ruby KeelerMovie
The Greatest Show on Earth1963Peggy RusherTV Show
Vacation Playhouse1963RubyTV Show
The Jackie Gleason Show1952Guest DancerTV Show
Sweetheart of the Campus1941Betty BlakeMovie
Mother Carey's Chickens1938Katherine 'Kitty' CareyMovie
Hollywood Handicap1938Ruby KeelerShort Film
Ready, Willing and Able1937JaneMovie
A Day at Santa Anita1937Ruby Keeler (uncredited)Short Film
Colleen1936Colleen ReillyMovie
Go Into Your Dance1935Dorothy 'Dot' WayneMovie
Shipmates Forever1935June BlackburnMovie
Flirtation Walk1934'Kit' FittsMovie
42nd Street1933Peggy SawyerMovie
Footlight Parade1933BeaMovie
Gold Diggers of 19331933Polly ParkerMovie
Show Girl in Hollywood1930Cameo Appearance at Premiere (uncredited)Movie
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Posted commentsView all comments (2)

wjerryzNov 4, 2015

Ruby,s roles we're great dancer,singer, and actress

wjerryzNov 4, 2015

I always thought Ruby,s role,s were funny and the life of the party.

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