Ruth Casey; singer hosted Boston talent show
Ruth Casey, who formerly lived in Roslindale and hosted the “Youth on Parade” TV show, was 22 when her singing voice was heard nationwide during a performance on Ed Sullivan’s “Toast of the Town” TV show on CBS on Jan. 7, 1951. The next day, TV critic John Crosby reported in the Globe that “Sullivan introduced her as ‘a very charming little star,’ ” and that when she finished, Sullivan said: “You did wonderfully well, Ruth. A grand job!” Ms. Casey died of congestive heart failure June 28 in a Cambridge nursing and rehabilitation facility. She was 84.