Harry Ruby

b. January 27, 1895 in New York City
d. February 23, 1974 in Woodland Hills, California

Harry Ruby was a Jewish American songwriter and screenwriter. Ruby toured the vaudeville circuit as a pianist with the Bootblack Trio and the Messenger Boys Trio, where he met his long-time partner Bert Kalmar. Together, Ruby and Kalmar formed a successful songwriting team until the latter's death in 1947, and this partnership is portrayed in the 1950 MGM musical "Three Little Words" starring Fred Astaire as Kalmar and Red Skelton as Ruby. Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

Harry Ruby Discography Tracks


OC-9839 Harry Ruby - Legends And Songwriters In Concert 1941 album art Various Three Little Words Various - Legends And Songwriters In Concert 1941(2xCD, Album) Original Cast Records OC-9839 US 1998 Sell This Version


none Harry Ruby - Velvet Jazz album art Sharny Russell, George Golla Give Me The Simple Life Sharny Russell, George Golla - Velvet Jazz(CD, Comp, Promo) Lantern Records none Australia 2001 Sell This Version
MGM Music Harry Ruby - United Artists Master Catalog album art Various I Wanna Be Loved By You - Some Like It Hot Various - United Artists Master Catalog(CD, Comp, Promo) Not On Label MGM Music US Unknown Sell This Version