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Ruth Etting


Vocalist, Costume Designer

(1897 - 1978)

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Ruth Etting was born in David City, Nebraska. After graduating from high school she moved to Chicago and attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts where she studied costume design. Her design experience led her to work as a chorus girl at the Marigold Gardens in Chicago. Etting parlayed her chorus girl position into that of singer. She was soon billed as “The Sweetheart of Chicago,” and Florenz Ziegfeld called her “the greatest singer of songs.” The public agreed and she was voted radio’s top female singer.

Etting helped popularize “You’re the Cream in My Coffee” (1923), “Love Me or Leave Me” (1928), “Mean to Me” (1929), “Ten Cents a Dance” (1930), “Good Night Sweetheart” (1931), and “Shine on Harvest Moon” (1944).

- Jeremy Wilson


Ten Cents a Dance

Ruth Etting



America's Sweetheart of Song

Ruth Etting



Love Me or Leave Me

Ruth Etting



Glorifier of American Song

Ruth Etting



24 Recordings from 1926-1937

Ruth Etting
Reading and Viewing

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Helen Kane, Millard Mitchell, Donald Kirke, Ruth Etting, Bing Crosby

Hollywood Rhythm Vol. 02 - The Best of Big Bands & Swing

Kino Video

DVD


Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell, Robert Keith, Tom Tully

Love Me or Leave Me

Warner Home Video

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Eddie Cantor, Ruth Etting

Roman Scandals (1933)

VHS

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