Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Ruby Elzy

Born: 20 February 1908, Pontotoc, Mississippi, USA
Died: 26 June 1943, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Ruby Elzy was a black opera singer who appeared on stage, radio and film. She was most famous for creating the role of 'Serena' in George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" on Broadway in 1935.

Tell No Tales (1939) as Woman in chair at wake (uncredited)

Ruby Elzy is in the middle of this picture, with Thaddeus Jones on the left as the preacher.

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