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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Ruby Dandridge

Ruby Dandridge  ( Ruby Jean Butler)
 (March 3, 1900 – October 17, 1987) 
Actress, acrobat

Ruby trained her daughters to sing, dance, perform acrobatics and recite poetry.

Ruby had three brothers.  Her father was a musical and religious West Indian known as George Frank or George Butler.  George was born in Jamaica and he married a Mexican girl.  Ruby's dad George had a winning West Indian accent.  Dorothy never met him or her uncles.  He ran a local grocery store and later a local Negro school in Kansas, as a principal.

Ruby was born in Wichita, Kansas.  Learned to sing, dance, do acrobatics, horseback ride.  

Appeared in Amos 'n' Andy on both radio and television.


Was married to Cyril Dandridge  from 1919 to 1922.
Children: Dorothy Dandridge, Vivian Dandridge
Grandchildren: Harolyn Suzanne Nicholas, Michael Emmett Wallace



'You ain't going to work in Mister Charley's kitchen like me.  I don't want you to go into service.  You are not going to be a scullery maid.  We're going to fix it so you be something else than that.' - 
Ruby to Dorothy


Ruby (r), (Dorothy's Biggest Fan)



Pretty Hair just like my Mom's and my mother's name was Ruby as well :)



Cast of Beulah radio program, 1952. From left: Lillian Randolph (Beulah), Ernest Whitman {Bill), Ruby Dandridge (Oriole).
















1 comment:

  1. Would you send me the name and information about Dorothy Dandridge's grandmother who was from Kentucky? I may have information concerning the white portion of D. Dandridge's linage. Also, is her daughter still living? Has she ever had a DNA test to see the percentage of ethnicity she inherited? I may have a missing link to her story. Best regards, M. Starr

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Ruby Dandridge

Ruby Dandridge  ( Ruby Jean Butler)
 (March 3, 1900 – October 17, 1987) 
Actress, acrobat

Ruby trained her daughters to sing, dance, perform acrobatics and recite poetry.

Ruby had three brothers.  Her father was a musical and religious West Indian known as George Frank or George Butler.  George was born in Jamaica and he married a Mexican girl.  Ruby's dad George had a winning West Indian accent.  Dorothy never met him or her uncles.  He ran a local grocery store and later a local Negro school in Kansas, as a principal.

Ruby was born in Wichita, Kansas.  Learned to sing, dance, do acrobatics, horseback ride.  

Appeared in Amos 'n' Andy on both radio and television.


Was married to Cyril Dandridge  from 1919 to 1922.
Children: Dorothy Dandridge, Vivian Dandridge
Grandchildren: Harolyn Suzanne Nicholas, Michael Emmett Wallace



'You ain't going to work in Mister Charley's kitchen like me.  I don't want you to go into service.  You are not going to be a scullery maid.  We're going to fix it so you be something else than that.' - 
Ruby to Dorothy


Ruby (r), (Dorothy's Biggest Fan)



Pretty Hair just like my Mom's and my mother's name was Ruby as well :)



Cast of Beulah radio program, 1952. From left: Lillian Randolph (Beulah), Ernest Whitman {Bill), Ruby Dandridge (Oriole).
















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Anonymous said...

Would you send me the name and information about Dorothy Dandridge's grandmother who was from Kentucky? I may have information concerning the white portion of D. Dandridge's linage. Also, is her daughter still living? Has she ever had a DNA test to see the percentage of ethnicity she inherited? I may have a missing link to her story. Best regards, M. Starr

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