Ruth Etting

Decades: 1990s 2000s
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23 November 1896, David City, Nebraska, USA, d. 24 September 1978, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. This famous torch singer sang on radio and in Chicago nightclubs before making her Broadway debut in Ziegfeld Follies Of 1927 in which she made a tremendous impact with ‘Shaking The Blues Away’. In her next show, Whoopee! (1928), she introduced ‘Love Me Or Leave Me’, which was subsequently always associated with her, and titled her 1955 film biography, which starred Doris Day. After launching two more future standards, ‘Get Happy’ (Nine-Fifteen Revue) and ‘Ten Cents A Dance’ (Simple Simon), her sparkling rendition of an old Nora Bayes number, ‘Shine On Harvest Moon’, in Ziegfeld Follies Of 1931, made the song a hit all over again. By then she was one of America’s brightest stars with her own radio shows and string of hit records. There were more than 60 of them between 1926 and 1937, including ‘Lonesome And...

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