Ruby Dandridge

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Ruby Dandridge
Ruby Dandridge

Ruby Dandridge was an American actress from the early 1900s to the 1950s. She is best known for her radio work in her early days of acting.

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She was born in Wichita, Kansas as Ruby Jean Butler. Her parents were Nellie Simon and George Butler, of Jamaican, and Native American descent. Her father was a janitor, minister, school principal, and entertainer, who inspired her to go into acting when she was young.

Ruby Dandridge is best known for her role on the radio show Amos ‘n Andy, in which she played Sadie Blake and Harriet Crawford, and radio’s Judy Canova Show, in which she played the role of Geranium. She is also recognized for her role in the 1959 movie A Hole in the Head, in which she played Sally.

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Birth Name: Ruby Dandridge

Birth Place: Wichita, Kansas, United States

Date of Birth: March 3, 1899

Ethnicity: Jamaican, Mexican, Native American Unabridged
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