Ruth Wallis

Queen of the Party Song
Birth Name:
Ruth Shirley Wohl
Birth Date:
January 5, 1920
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York
Death Date:
December 22, 2007
Place of Death:
South Killingly, Connecticut
Cause of Death:
Alzheimer's disease
Cemetery Name:
Sharon Memorial Park
Claim to Fame:
Ruth Wallis performed risqué cabaret numbers for listeners worldwide during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. She was known as the Queen of the Party Song, and began her career performing jazz and cabaret songs. Ruth was a veteran of ten comedy albums which sold worldwide for over two decades. She traveled extensively as an international star doing her own songs and appeared in top supper clubs in Las Vegas, Miami and was a sensation and sell out on her tours of Australia, London and New Zealand. In the sixties, her albums enjoyed great success and were released on her own Wallis Originals label. Her signature number was "The Dinghy Song” which sold more than 250,000 copies. Her songs were banned from Boston radio and her records were seized by custom agents in Australia, but the incidents only made her more popular. In the end Ruth Wallis wrote the words and music to over 150 songs and her career spanned three decades and four continents. Wallis’s work was the inspiration for the off-Broadway revue, “Boobs! The Musical: The World According to Ruth Wallis” in 2003.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Sharon Memorial Park

120 Canton Street

Sharon, Massachusetts, 02067


North America


Cemetery Map of Sharon Memorial Park in Sharon, Massachusetts

Grave Location:

Mt. Tabor, Section 38, Lot 245, Space 3

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery drive straight ahead with the administration building on your right. Veer to the left and then take the first right turn. Drive this road all the way to the Northeast corner of the cemetery. The Queen of the Party song is buried 6 spaces from the road almost even with the garden opening in the center of Section 38.

Grave Location GPS

42.1497410, -71.1696820



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