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Lawrence Journal-World | Ruth Etting And Myrl Alderman Are Wed As Trial Of Her Ex-husband for Shooting Goes On

Ruth Etting And Myrl Alderman Are Wed As Trial Of Her Ex-husband for Shooting Goes On Los Angeles, Dec. 14. (AP) – The trial of Martin (Col. Gimp) Snyder proceeded today while the two principal witnesses against him took time … Continue reading

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Clara Bow and Ruth Etting, on the same marquee?

Clara Bow and Ruth Etting, on the same marquee? It appears that Hollywood’s “It Girl” and “America’s Sweetheart of Song” made for an interesting evening at the landmark Chicago Theatre, back in March of 1928. Ruth, fresh off a run … Continue reading

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Ted Koehler and Harold Arlen

In 1930, Ruth Etting starred in Ruth Selwyn’s unsuccessful musical Nine-Fifteen Revue which closed in New York in less than a week; however, she did introduce Ted Koehler’s and Harold Arlen’s great song Get Happy which became one of her most famous … Continue reading

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Biography

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Rising to fame in the twenties and early thirties, Ruth Etting was renowned for her great beauty, her gorgeous voice and her tragic life. She starred on Broadway, made movies in Hollywood, married a mobster, had numerous hit-records, fell in … Continue reading

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Half Fairy Tale

Every once in a while a new fact, or photo, or song, or quote becomes available. I found this on IMDB today… Ruth Etting on the movie, Love Me or Leave Me (1955): “It was half fairy tale. It’s a … Continue reading

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