Gracie Fields to be honoured with statue in her U.K. hometown

English singer/actress Dame Gracie Fields is set to be posthumously honoured with a statue in her home town of Rochdale in Greater Manchester. A life-sized sculpture of Fields will be erected on The Butts, near Smith Street, and will include eight blue plaques commemorating important points in her life to create a Gracie heritage trail.
Meanwhile, an existing memorial on Molesworth Street will be refurbished.
The Paris Underground star died in 1979.