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Ruby Keeler
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    (August 25, 1909-February 28, 1993)
    Born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Birth name was Ethel Hilda Keeler
    Actress, singer and dancer
    Ziegfeld girl
    Appeared in the films '42nd Street' (1933), 'The Gold Diggers of 1933' (1933), 'Footlight Parade' (1934), 'Dames' (1934), 'Flirtation Walk' (1934) and 'Ready, Willing and Able' (1937)
    Appeared in the Broadway revival of 'No, No Nanette' (1971)
    At 13, she lied about her age to join a speakeasy chorus line.
    She refused to let her name be used in the film 'The Jolson Story.'
    She married Al Jolson when she was 19 and he was 42.
    A Broadway publicist accompanied her and Jolson on their honeymoon to chronicle the event for the New York Daily News.
    As a teen, she became the family's main breadwinner when her father became too ill to work.
    The press named her the girl with the best legs in New York (1927).
    In '42nd Street, she was the recipient of the famed line, 'You're going out there a youngster, but you've got to come back a star.'
    She and Jolson adopted a son.

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