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Ruby Keeler

 
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Date of Birth: August 25, 1910
Date of Death: February 28, 1993 (82)

Birth Place: Halifax, NS, CANADA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1971
Sue Smith
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1929
Dixie Dugan
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1927
Mamie
Ruby
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1927
Mazie Maxwell
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1927
Ruby
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1923
Ensemble

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1971
Sue Smith

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1929
Dixie Dugan

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1927
Mamie

Ruby

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1927
Mazie Maxwell

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1927
Ruby

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1923
Ensemble






Ruby Keeler News

Theatre 80 St. Marks Owners Fight to Keep Venue After Being Told to Vacate By August Photo Theatre 80 St. Marks Owners Fight to Keep Venue After Being Told to Vacate By August
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2022

Downtown theatre staple, Theatre 80 St. Marks, is facing an uncertain future as its owners face eviction this summer. 

42ND STREET Complete Recording Will Be Released on April 8 Photo 42ND STREET Complete Recording Will Be Released on April 8
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2022

Jay commenced the first complete recording of the original version of the musical with the original orchestrations by Philip J. Lang at Abbey Road Studios, London on October 5 1996 and completed it at Clinton Recording Studios, New York on October 19 1996. This will be the first time it is released to the public.

Get to Know the Students of Next on Stage: Noelle Roth is Grateful to Be Doing What S Photo Get to Know the Students of Next on Stage: Noelle Roth is Grateful to Be Doing What She Loves in Theater
by Team BWW - Aug 24, 2021

We're announcing our winners of season 2 of Next on Stage: Dance Edition this week! But before we do, we're chatting with the contestants in the finale. Contestant Noelle Roth shares more about her charity, why she applied for Next on Stage, and her dream role that she hopes to play one day!

BWW Review: RICKY RITZEL'S BROADWAY Salutes Bright Star, The New Moon, and Dames at S Photo BWW Review: RICKY RITZEL'S BROADWAY Salutes Bright Star, The New Moon, and Dames at Sea at Don't Tell Mama
by Ricky Pope - Jun 27, 2021

If you want to see a rarely performed musical from the past you have two options. You can either wait for the folks at Encores to get around to the show you love, or you can visit the Lincoln Center Library. Alternatively, you can turn to cabaret staple Ricky Ritzel, who is a one-man Lincoln Center Library. Friday night he unveiled another in his series of RICKY RITZEL'S BROADWAY concerts at Don't Tell Mama. He generously gives you not one, but three musicals from the past. This month's edition of RICKY RITZEL'S BROADWAY celebrates Bright Star, The New Moon, and Dames at Sea.

Streaming Review: 42ND STREET- The 1933 Movie Shines Bright Photo Streaming Review: 42ND STREET- The 1933 Movie Shines Bright
by Marina Kennedy - May 18, 2020

For those of us who love Broadway, the classic 1933 movie musical, '42nd Street' is a delightful viewing experience. This finely produced black and white film was the predecessor to the hit stage show.

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time Photo BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time
by Peter Nason - Mar 30, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!

Photo Coverage: Ed Dixon Tells Show Stories at The Green Room 42 Photo Photo Coverage: Ed Dixon Tells Show Stories at The Green Room 42
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 13, 2019

Ed Dixon, Drama Desk winner, Helen Hayes winner, star of countless Broadway shows returned to The Green Room 42 with the world premiere of his new one man show, SHOW STORIES.

BWW Interview: Clare Halse Talks 42ND STREET in UK Cinemas Photo BWW Interview: Clare Halse Talks 42ND STREET in UK Cinemas
by Fiona Scott - Nov 22, 2019

Clare Halse is known for tapping away on the West End stage in 42nd Street at the Drury Lane Theatre and currently in White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre. A broadcast of that recent West End production of 42nd Street is to be shown in UK cinemas on various dates from 25 November. Clare spoke to BroadwayWorld about the big-screen event.

TAP CITY, The NYC Tap Festival, Returns For 19th Year; Public Events Begin This Sunda Photo TAP CITY, The NYC Tap Festival, Returns For 19th Year; Public Events Begin This Sunday
by Marianka Swain - Jul 4, 2019

Tap dance workshops, performances and special events herald the return of the American Tap Dance Foundation's Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival, the week long tap dance festival celebrating its 19th year in tap's hometown, New York City. The 2019 festival week, Saturday, July 6 through Friday July 12, will include Tap Treasures, a walking tour of the Broadway Theater District and Radio City Music Hall; Tap Ellington, a tribute to the jazz legend and his contribution to the art of tap dance; Rhythm in Motion, a boundary breaking take on tap by NYC's finest tappers & choreographers; the ATDF Tap Dance Awards and a Tap City cruise around Manhattan with a live band and tap jam performances. *Full lineup below.

TAP CITY, The NYC Tap Festival Returns With Tap Dance Special Events And Performances Photo TAP CITY, The NYC Tap Festival Returns With Tap Dance Special Events And Performances
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2019

Tap dance workshops, performances and special events herald the return of the American Tap Dance Foundation's Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival, the week long tap dance festival celebrating its 19th year in tap's hometown, New York City. The 2019 festival week, Saturday, July 6 through Friday July 12, will feature Tap Treasures, a walking tour of the Broadway Theater District and Radio City Music Hall; Tap Ellington, a tribute to the jazz legend and his contribution to the art of tap dance; Rhythm in Motion, a boundary breaking take on tap by NYC's finest tappers & choreographers; the ATDF Tap Dance Awards and a Tap City cruise around Manhattan with a live band and tap jam performances. *Full lineup below.

Ruby Keeler Videos

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals and Behind-the-Scenes of I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2016

Producer Corky Hale's I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU - The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin, features lyrics by Al Dubin, most music by Harry Warren, a book by Jerry Leichtling and Arlene Sarner, and musical direction by Gerald Sternbach.  The production is directed and choreographed by  Kay Cole.  BroadwayWorld TV's own LA on-air Host Michael Sterling was invited to take a sneak peek at rehearsals last week and interview some of the show's stars and creative team.  

STAGE TUBE: Ed Dixon Celebrates SECRETS.... in Opening Act at the Metropolitan Room
by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2012

Broadway's Ed Dixon celebrated the publication of his memoir SECRETS OF A LIFE ON STAGE...AND OFF, with a cabaret act/book launch at The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street). BroadwayWorld has a video of his opening act below!


Ruby Keeler Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ruby Keeler been in?
Ruby Keeler has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Ruby Keeler been in?
Ruby Keeler has not appeared in the West End