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Harry Ruby

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
As 'Harry Ruby', Harry Rubenstein was a 'song plugger' for Gus Edwards and for George Gershwin at Jerome H. Remick's, the Detroit music publishing firm. He had unfulfilled ambitions to become a professional baseball player and had previously worked the vaudeville circuit as a pianist with The Bootblack Trio and The Messenger Boys Trio. Ruby's luck was to change after meeting the lyricist Bert Kalmar at a Tin Pan Alley publishing house. By 1918, the duo had formed a songwriting partnership which was to endure for almost three decades, resulting in numerous popular hits for Broadway shows and movies. Read more...

Actor

Character: Himself

The Tonight Show 1962

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Character: First Chess Player

The 20th Century-Fox Hour 1955

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Writing

Composing