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Gracie Fields (1898–1979)


A comedienne and singer in the British Music Halls, she was the top box-office draw and the highest paid actress in Britain in the 1930's. Her Northern, working-class girl character was a favourite during the inter-war years. See full bio »

Died:

(age 81) in Capri, Italy

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Known For

Holy Matrimony Alice Chalice
(1943)
Shipyard Sally Sally Fitzgerald
(1939)
Look Up and Laugh Gracie Pearson
(1935)
(1956-1963)

Filmography

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 1956-1963 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Sarah Dowey
- The Old Lady Shows Her Medals (1963) ... Sarah Dowey
- The Old Lady Shows Her Medals (1956) ... Sarah Dowey
 1959 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Singer
- Episode #13.8 (1959) ... Singer
 1958 Studio One (TV Series)
Mrs. Harris
- Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris (1958) ... Mrs. Harris
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Miss Pross
- A Tale of Two Cities (1958) ... Miss Pross
 1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Miss Jane Marple
- A Murder Is Announced (1956) ... Miss Jane Marple
 1956 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Dowey
- The Old Lady Shows Her Medals (1956) ... Mrs. Dowey
 1951 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series)
Self / Norma Desmond
- Episode #3.20 (1951) ... Self / Norma Desmond
 1945 Paris Underground
Emmeline Quayle
 1945 Molly and Me
Molly Barry
 1943 Holy Matrimony
Alice Chalice
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Gracie Fields
 1943 Young and Beautiful (Short)
Gracie Fields
 1939 Shipyard Sally
Sally Fitzgerald
 1938/I Smiling Along
Gracie Gray
 1938 We're Going to Be Rich
Kit Dobson
 1937 The Show Goes On
Sally Scowcroft
 1936 Queen of Hearts
Grace Perkins
 1935 Look Up and Laugh
Gracie Pearson
 1934 Sing As We Go!
Gracie Platt
 1934 Love, Life & Laughter
Nellie Gwynn
 1933 This Week of Grace
Grace Milroy
 1931 Sally in Our Alley
Sally Winch
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Gracie Fields

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Boris Alperovici  (her death) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Deanna Durbin] I was always mad about Deanna. I admired her work enormously. Then she disappeared suddenly. Whatever became of her?

Trivia:

The interview Gracie Fields did not want published until after her death appeared in newspapers on 30th September 1979, as a World Exclusive by Denis Pitts ((c) 1979 Wyvern Authors Jersey Ltd.) about her one true love, John Flanagan, the artist. (Amendment to Gracie Fields official website/graciefields.org). Provided by Mary Lukyn, grand-daughter of John Flanagan's brother, Maurice Flanagan. See more »

Trademark:

Often played characters named Gracie See more »

Nickname:

Our Gracie

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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