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Ring, Blanche (1877–1961)

Ring, Blanche (1877–1961)

American musical-comedy star. Born April 24, 1877, in Boston, MA; died Jan 13, 1961, in Santa Monica, CA; sister of Frances Ring (actress, 1882–1951); m. James Walker Jr.; m. Edward Wentworth; m. Frederick E. McKay; m. Charles Winninger (div.).

Had 1st success singing "In the Good Old Summertime" (1902); appeared in numerous musicals and plays, including Tommy Rot, The Jewel of Asia, The Blonde in Black, The Jersey Lily, The Pink Hussars, The Great White Way, The Wall Street Girl, The Passing Show of 1919, No No Nanette, Strike Up the Band and Right This Way; popularized such songs as "I've Got Rings on My Fingers," "Bedelia," and "Come, Josephine, in My Flying Machine."

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