Gracie Fields

Actor, Singer, Comedian
One of Great Britain's most popular film stars during the 1930s and a major figure in the history of English popular culture. Beginning as a music hall entertainer, Fields had already achieved considerable popularity ... Read more »
Born: 01/09/1898 in Rochdale, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (5)

Wisecracks 1992 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

A Tale of Two Cities 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Stage Door Canteen 1942 (Movie)

(Actor)

Molly and Me (Movie)

Molly Barry (Actor)

Paris Underground (Movie)

Emmyline Quayle (Actor)
Music (2)

The History Boys 2006 (Movie)

("Wish Me Luck (As You Wave Me Goodbye)") (Song Performer)

Chicken Run 2000 (Movie)

("Ave Maria") (Song Performer)

Biography

One of Great Britain's most popular film stars during the 1930s and a major figure in the history of English popular culture. Beginning as a music hall entertainer, Fields had already achieved considerable popularity when she entered films in 1931. With her boundless optimism, hearty Lancashire humor and inimitable singing voice, Fields practically became a national heroine as her proletariat "Miss Fix-it" persona kept an entire nation cheerful through the worst days of the Depression. Her first film, "Sally in Our Alley" (1931), and particularly "Sing as We Go" (1934), which would later become the title of her autobiography, are her best-known films, but such other films as "Looking on the Bright Side" (1932), "The Show Goes On" (1937) and "Shipyard Sally" (1939) have more than their fair share of delightful and amusing moments.

Relationships

Boris Alperovici

Husband
survived her

Monty Banks

Husband
divorced died 1950

Archie Pitt

Husband
divorced

Milestones

1979

Created a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire

1944

Last film, "Paris Underground"

1944

Reunited with "Matrimony" co-star Monty Woolley for "Molly and Me"

1942

Appeared in a cameo role as herself (along with many other stars) in the fund-raising revue film, "Stage Door Canteen"

1942

First starring role in a Hollywood film, "Holy Matrimony"

1939

Last British film, "Shipyard Sally"

1931

First film, "Sally in Our Alley"

1911

Debut as music hall entertainer

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