Ruth Wallis

Ruth Wallis

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ruth Wallis (5 January 1920 - 22 December 2007) was a novelty Popular cabaret singer. Born Ruth Shirley Wohl in Brooklyn, New York, Wallis began her career singing jazz and cabaret standards - with such bands as Isham Jones and Benny Goodman on road tours for a couple of months; but gained fame in the 1940s and 1950s for her risqu, satirical songs, rife with double entendre that she wrote herself. She did have a mainstream hit with "Dear Mr. Godfrey," a song about Godfrey's public firing of Julius La Rosa, that reached #25 in late 1953.show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Volvpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135651404
  • 9786135651409