The Happy Singer of Sad Songs

Etting, Ruth

Publicity Still of Etting, Ruth. Once dubbed the happy singer of sad songs, Etting rose to prominence as a torch singer in the 1920s and 1930s. She appeared in four major productions on Broadway and three full-length films in Hollywood, as well as numerous short films. Etting also made over sixty records, several of which charted at number one.

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