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Ruth Etting

Born: 23-Nov-1896
Birthplace: David City, NE
Died: 24-Sep-1978
Location of death: Colorado Springs, CO
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Colorado Springs, CO

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Love Me or Leave Me

Star of radio, screen, and Broadway. Her husband and gangster Moe "The Gimp" Schneider spent a year in jail after shooting Etting's pianist and future husband, Myrl Alderman. The ensuing publicity was disastrous to her career. Her life story was told in Love Me or Leave Me (1955).

Husband: Martin Schneider ("Moe the Gimp", gangster, m. 12-Jul-1922, div. 30-Nov-1937)
Husband: Myrl Alderman (pianist, m. 1938, d. 16-Nov-1966)

    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6563 Hollywood Blvd. (motion pictures)

    Hips, Hips, Hooray! (2-Feb-1934) · Ruth Etting
    Roman Scandals (25-Dec-1933)

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