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Ross MacManus (1927–2011)

Ross MacManus was born on October 20, 1927 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England as Ronald Patrick Ross MacManus. He was married to Lilian Alda Ablett. He died on November 24, 2011 in England. See full bio »


(age 84) in England, UK

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Known For

The Courier Music Department
Just One More Time Soundtrack
Can I Come Too? Soundtrack


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 1979 Can I Come Too? (Short) (performer: "Can I Come Too?")
 1977 Under the Bed (performer: "Wedding Party")
 1976 It's Getting Harder All the Time (performer: "It's Getting Harder All The Time") / (writer: "It's Getting Harder All The Time")
 1975 Girls Come First (Short) (performer: "Girls Come First" - uncredited)
 1974 Just One More Time (performer: "One More Time")
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 1969 Z Cars (TV Series)
- All the Birds of the Air: Part 2 (1969) ... Ronnie
- All the Birds of the Air: Part 1 (1969) ... Ronnie
 1968 For Amusement Only (TV Series)
- Time for the Funny Walk (1968) ... Dave
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 1988 The Courier (music associate)
 1976 It's Getting Harder All the Time (composer/songwriter/performer)
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 2000 The 100 Greatest TV Ads (TV Special)
 1965 The Mood Man (Documentary short)
Himself - music performer
 1963 The Royal Variety Performance 1963 (TV Special)
 1957 Six-Five Special (TV Series)
- Episode #1.33 (1957) ... Himself
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 2014 Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance (TV Movie documentary)
Himself, father of Elvis Costello

Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for R. Whites lemonade: dressed in striped pyjamas and wearing heavy-framed glasses, he sneaks downstairs in the middle of the night for a drink of lemonade, singing "I'm a Secret Lemonade Drinker", and is soon joined by his wife, played by Harriet Philpin. Ross's son Elvis Costello provided backing vocals to the ... See more »

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Recorded a version of The Beatles' song "Long and Winding Road" under the name of Day Costello. See more »

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