Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown bio

Birth Name: Ruth Alston Weston

Occupation: R&B Singer

Place Of Birth: Portsmouth

Date Of Birth: January 12, 1928

Date Of Death: November 17, 2006

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Ruth Brown was born on the 12th of January, 1928. She was famous for being a R&B Singer. Remembered for her R&B hits “Teardrops from My Eyes,” “Mambo Baby,” “Lucky Lips,” “Oh What a Dream,” and “(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean,” she is also notable for her Tony-winning performance in the Broadway show Black and Blue, as well as for her contributions to the musical’s Grammy-winning cast recording.

Ruth Brown was born in Portsmouth. Early in her career, she performed with both Lucky Millinder and Duke Ellington . Her musicians’ royalties and rights advocacy resulted in the creation of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation.

Ruth Brown was a Capricorn and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Ruth Brown was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Ruth Alston Weston is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


Ruth’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Ruth Brown’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Ruth Brown’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Ruth Brown kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Ruth Brown was born in the Year of the Dragon.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Ruth Alston Weston
NICKNAME: Ruth Brown, Miss Rhythm, The Girl With the Tear in Her Voice
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH SIGN: Capricorn
BIRTH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Ruth Brown was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Ruth Brown was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are energetic and excitable. They hate hypocrisy and gossip and can sometimes be a bit arrogant and impatient.

Ruling Planet: Ruth Brown had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

Ruth Brown’s birth sign is Capricorn and she had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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