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Lot 46. Harry Ruby. (1895-1974). Jewish American composer and screenwriter, who was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970. After failing at his early ambition to become a professional baseball player, he toured the vaudeville circuit as a piano until meeting the man who would become his longtime partner, lyricist Bert Kalmar. Ruby and Kalmar were a successful songwriting team for nearly three decades until the latter’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

10x8 vintage matte-finish photo of Ruby in baseball uniform pointing to his collection of signed photos of baseball players. Signed and inscribed in green ink, "To Sammy Goodman.To a swell guy from a great 2nd baseman. Harry Ruby."

In very good condition.

MB. $30. Est. $125

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