|Name Harry Ruby||Role Composer|
|Born January 27, 1895 (1895-01-27) New York City|
Died February 23, 1974, Woodland Hills, California, United States
Spouse Eileen Percy (m. 1936–1973)
Movies Duck Soup, Horse Feathers, Animal Crackers, A Night at the Opera, Lovely to Look At
Occupation composer, screenwriter
You bet your life 60 35 frankie avalon and harry ruby smile jun 8 1961
Harry Ruby (January 27, 1895 – February 23, 1974) was a Jewish American composer and screenwriter, who was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
- You bet your life 60 35 frankie avalon and harry ruby smile jun 8 1961
- Harry Ruby This is Your Life 1953 TV George Jessel Al Schacht Anita Gordon
Harry Ruby, This is Your Life, 1953 TV, George Jessel, Al Schacht, Anita Gordon
Ruby was born in New York City. 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.
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 . . ."Today, Father, is Father's DayAnd we're giving you a tieIt's not much we knowIt is just our way of showing youWe think you're a regular guyYou say that it was nice of us to botherBut it really was a pleasure to fussFor according to our motherYou're our fatherAnd that's good enough for usYes, that's good enough for us
In the Dick Cavett show, on 5th September 1969, Marx also sang a second stanza, and introduced it with, "Isn't that a beautiful melody? And a beautiful sentiment: ... Today, father, is father's day. ... 16 men in that orchestra: nine of them are illegitimate children [laughter]. Nine and a half including the director."The tie that you gotDidn't cost such a lotAnd we'll give you the same tie next year.You tell us it was nice of us to botherBut it really was a pleasure to fussFor they say, a child can only have one fatherAnd you are the one for us.And you are the one for us.
Selected film scores
Selected Broadway scores
Robert Benchley, Moss Hart, Irving Berlin, Marc Connelly, James Kevin McGuinness, Franklin P. Adams and Nunnally Johnson.