Ruby Hill (singer)
Ruby Hill (singer)
Ruby Hill (1922 - ?) was a singer. She starred in the 1946 Broadway production St. Louis Woman in which she performed the songs "Come Rain or Come Shine" and Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home for more than 100 showings. Capitol Records recorded her singing the song. She featured in the 1947 film Ebony Parade made using archival clips. She performed at New York City's Cotton Club and the Ed Sullivan Show.
She was born in Danville,Virginia. The young singer who was a reportedly a high school student in Richmond, Virginia before being discovered and cast in the show was fired in a reorganization, but Pearl Bailey led the St Louis Woman cast in a promised strike unless Hill was rehired. After 113 performances the show closed. She left the bright lights of show business for 5 years, performing some smaller venues, eventuallt relating that her management was trying to shape her into a Lena Horne cast. A film adaption of St. Louis Woman entered into production with Hill reprising her role, but was movie effort was scrapped.
A different account of her life describes her moving to New York City in 1939 and marrying.
The slight young singer who Jet described as doll like was married to Robert Turner.
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