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Best known for collaborating with Bert Kalmar on Three Little Words, A Kiss to Build a Dream On, and numerous other songs.
He performed in vaudeville as a pianist. He always wanted to become a professional baseball player.
Ruby was born in New York City, United States. After failing at his early ambition to become a professional baseball player, he toured the vaudeville circuit as a pianist with the Bootblack Trio and the Messenger Boys Trio, until meeting the man who would become his longtime partner, lyricist Bert Kalmar. Kalmar and Ruby were a successful songwriting team for nearly three decades until Kalmar's death in 1947, a partnership portrayed in the 1950 MGM musical Three Little Words, starring Fred Astaire as Kalmar and Red Skelton as Ruby.
A good friend of Groucho Marx, Ruby appeared several times on his television program, You Bet Your Life. In his 1972 concert at Carnegie Hall, Marx gave the following introduction before performing a song of Ruby's: "I have a friend in Hollywood ... I think I do, I'm not so sure. [laughter] His name is Harry Ruby [applause] and he wrote a lot of songs that I've sung over the years ..."
Ruby died on February 23, 1974 in Woodland Hills, California, and was interred at the Chapel of the Pines in Los Angeles.
Harry married Eileen Percy in 1936.
Currently, Harry Ruby is 126 years, 1 months and 9 days old. Harry Ruby will celebrate 127th birthday on a Thursday 27th of January 2022. Below we countdown to Harry Ruby upcoming birthday.