Ruby Dandridge

by ethnic on July 24, 2010

Birth Name: Ruby Jean Butler

Date of Birth: March 3, 1900

Place of Birth: Wichita, Kansas, United States

Date of Death: October 17, 1987

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California

Ethnicity: African-American

Ruby Dandridge was an American actress. She was the daughter of Nellie (Simmons) and George Frank Butler. Her mother’s family was from North Carolina. Ruby was the mother of actress Dorothy Dandridge.

Ruby was sometimes said to have Jamaican, Mexican, and Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented.

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