Ruth Etting

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. Also starred in the Ziegfeld Follies. She was painted by Alberto Vargas.
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Ruth was played by Doris Day in the story of her life (somewhat fictionalized) and James Cagney played her gangster husband.

"Love Me or Leave Me" Ruth Etting was played by Doris Day in the story of her life and James Cagney played her gangster husband, Marty Snyder 1955

Love Me or Leave Me

Love Me or Leave Me - A 1955 Biographical Drama starring Doris Day & James Cagney. A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom.

Ruth Etting - (1927)  Photo:  Alfred Cheney Johnston  (Via Historical Ziegfeld)

Ziegfeld Girl: Ruth Etting ~ – Performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1927 and the Ziegfeld musical "Midnight Frolic" of 1919 (April edition), and in Ziegfeld's musical "Whoopee" – (Photo from the musical Whoopee) Photo: Alfred Cheney Johnston.

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Ruth Etting, American singing star and actress of the and who had over 60 hit recordings and worked in stage, radio, and film.

Early photos of Ruth

Ziegfeld Girl: Ruth Etting ~ – Performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1927 and the Ziegfeld musical "Midnight Frolic" of 1919 (April edition), and in Ziegfeld's musical "Whoopee" – Photo: Alfred Cheney Johnston.

Ruth Etting - Love is Like That

Ruth Etting - Love is Like That

Ruth Etting  - - It Was So Beautiful

Ruth Etting - - It Was So Beautiful

Art of the Pin-Up Girl: Ruth Etting: Ziegfeld Star and Vargas Girl

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