Nebraska Authors

Ruth Etting

Born 1897-11-23 David City, NE (USA)

Died 1978-09-24
Colorado Springs, CO (USA)

Colorado Springs, CO (USA)
Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum

Known as "America's Sweetheart of Song," Ruth Etting was an American Singing Star and Actress in the 1920s-1930s.

Places Lived

David City, NE
Chicago, IL
New York, NY
Colorado Springs, CO

Author Of

  • Music and Audio


Musical Performance


Attended Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL


Costumer Designer

Places Worked

Marigold Gardens Nightclub, Chicago, IL
Columbia Records


Movie about her life starring Doris Day called "Love Me or Leave Me" in 1955
Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


Columbia Records recording artist


Recorded over 60 hit recordings including "Shine on Harvest Moon" and "Love Me or Leave Me"

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