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 love and was known as America's Sweetheart of Song.
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Ruth was 50-years-old when this photograph was made, and currently it’s the only photo on this site that was made after the heyday of her career, and after her marriage to Mryl Alderman.
Ruth Etting in Gift of Gab, A Universal Production, 1934.
Original, vintage 8” x 10” photograph of torch singer Ruth Etting and Edmund Lowe in the 1934 Universal Studios musical comedy Gift of Gab directed by Karl Freund.
CBS Radio promo photo of Ruth Etting from the 1930′s. Originally a CBS press release was attached to the back and sent out to newspapers.
Ruth Etting in 1935.
Sketch of Ruth Etting, by Murray Korman and autographed by Miss Etting, dated 1931. Thank you to Matthew Quigley for submitting this image!
Ruth Etting in a publicity shot
Ruth Etting in a publicity still.
Drawing of Ruth Etting, circa 1929