Birth Name: Ruby Jean Butler
Date of Birth: March 3, 1900
Place of Birth: Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
Date of Death: October 17, 1987
Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Ruby Dandridge was an American actress. She was the daughter of Nellie (Simmons/Simon) and George Frank Butler. Her family was from North Carolina. Ruby had two children, actresses, dancers, and singers Vivian Dandridge and Dorothy Dandridge, with her former husband Cyril 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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