Rubye De Remer

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Rubye De Remer
Rubye De Remer 1921.jpg
Born Ruby Burkhardt
(1892-01-09)January 9, 1892
Denver, Colorado, USA
Died March 17, 1984(1984-03-17) (aged 92)
Beverly Hills, California, USA
Years active 1917–1936
Spouse(s) Ben Throop (1924 - ?)

Rubye De Remer (January 9, 1892 in Denver, Colorado – March 18, 1984 in Beverly Hills, California) was an American dancer and actress in silent films.[1] Born Ruby Burkhardt, she began her stage career with the Midnight Frolic, a Florenz Ziegfeld show, in New York City.

Film actress[edit]

Her first film role came in 1917 in Enlighten Thy Daughter, a picture directed by Ivan Abramson. The Fox Film comedy, The Evil Eye (1920), starred De Remer, Catherine Calvert and Eugene O'Brien. As Christine, in Pilgrims of the Night (1921), she played a hand organ while a monkey on a leash accompanied her through the streets of New York City. She worked for Associated Producers, acting opposite Lewis Stone in a number of films. One of these was Passersby, a Frothingham production, adapted from the E. Phillips Oppenheim novel. Among her final starring films were three features directed by Marcel Perez: The Way Women Love (1920), Luxury (1921), and Unconquered Woman (1922).

Ideal beauty[edit]

French artist Paul Helleu chose De Remer as his ideal of American beauty in 1920.[2] Florenz Ziegfeld called De Remer the most beautiful blonde since Venus.[citation needed]


On April 7, 1924, De Remer wed Scranton, Pennsylvania, coal and iron magnate Benjamin Throop 2nd (1889–1935) in Paris, France. Her husband- she was his second wife- reportedly spent the entire family fortune by the time of his death. De Remer's Hollywood Hills home- Sunkist- was so high above the movie colony that it was said the clouds park right in her front yard.

Partial filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Rubye De Remer: Broadway Photographs(Univ. of South Carolina)
  2. ^ "Rubye De Remer is Chosen as Premier American Beauty: French Artist's Decision Reached After Careful Search - Star Working in Arrow Picture". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 11 (25): 44. December 18, 1920. 


  • Davenport Democrat and Leader, "Most Persistent Lover Finally Weds Rubye de Remer", April 8, 1924, page 20.
  • Fresno Bee Republican, "New York Day By Day", July 3, 1933, page 24.
  • Lima News, "Always Merry But Never Bright", July 27, 1930
  • Madison Capitol Times, "Movie Notes", June 14, 1921, page 4.
  • Olean Times Herald, "Haven", April 5, 1922, page 4.
  • Reno Evening Gazette, "Women Taking Off Too Much She Says", April 7, 1920, page 9.
  • Sandusky Star Journal, "Has Noted Artist's Idea of Beauty Changed In 8 Years?", December 7, 1920, page 6.
  • Washington Post, "Beauty Often a Handicap", August 3, 1919, page 57.

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