Ruth Draper

Today is the birthday of the much loved Ruth Draper (full bio here). The home movie below doesnt depict the art she’s best loved for (vocal characterizations) but does convey her playfulness:

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    • Hello! I wish I had a better one, or some audio! Truth be known, I just went to Youtube, my source for all media pretty much. It was the only one I could find of her (there is some video of af another Ruth Draper there, but that’s about it). So I’m afraid I don’t know the source of the film or who posted it it — if you go to Youtube, you might find some leads. I hope that helps! Nice to hear from you!


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