Ruby Blaine was born on August 27, 1903, in Hutchinson, Kansas. When shewas a child her family moved to Colorado. She loved riding horses andcompeted in a rodeo when she was sixteen. After winning a local beautycontest she moved to New York City to pursue an acting career.
Rubymade her film debut in the 1925 drama The Midnight Girl. Although herpart was small she got positive reviews. Mutual Film Company announcedshe would star in the The Bobbed Hair Bandit but the film was nevermade. Producer D. W.
Griffith cast Ruby in The Sorrow Of Satan andhelped her get a contract at Paramount. For a brief time she wasengaged to her agent Frank Orsatti. Ruby appeared in the movies The Great Gatsby and Bitter Apples but shenever became a major star. Many magazine writers said Ruby resembledactress Norma Shearer. She hoped that dying her hair blonde would helpher career.
In 1928 she began working at Hal Roach's studio. Sheappeared in three comedy shorts including Two Tars with Laurel andHardy. Ruby made her last film at the age of twenty-five. She marriedstockbroker Irving Weinberg but they divorced in 1933. Irving wouldlater marry actress Betty Compson.
Ruby continued to live in Manhattanwhere she worked as a commercial model. She spent her later years outof the spotlight and eventually moved to White Plains, New York. Shepassed away in May of 1976 at the age of seventy-two. .
|1||Children of the Whirlwind||1925||as Isabel Sherwood|
|2||The Quarterback||1926||as Minor Role - in prologue|
|3||Bitter Apples||1927||as Mrs. Channing|
|4||Bluebeards Seven Wives||1925||as Wife|
|5||Headlines||1925||as Stella Austin|
|6||Lightning Lariats||1927||as Cynthia Storne|
|7||The Midnight Girl||1925||as Natalie Schuyler|
|8||The Sorrows of Satan||1926||as Bit part|
|9||The Terror of Bar X||1927||as Dorothy Hunter|
|10||Two Tars||1928||as Blonde Girl|