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Gracie Fields

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Fields on Capri (Allan Warren, 1973)

Source: Wikipedia

Dame Gracie Fields, DBE (born Grace Stansfield, 9 January 1898 – 27 September 1979), was an English actress, singer and comedienne and star of both cinema and music hall. She spent the later part of her life on the isle of Capri, Italy. Fields was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for "services to entertainment" in 1938, and in 1979, seven months before her death, she was invested a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II.

Fact file

  • Born: Grace Stansfield 9 January 1898 Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Died: 27 September 1979 (aged 81) La Canzone Del Mare, Capri, Italy
  • Nationality: British
  • Occupation: Actress, singer
  • Years active: 1924–1978
  • Spouse(s): Archie Pitt 1923–1939 Monty Banks 1940–1950 (his death) Boris Alperovici 1952–1979 (her death)

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Gracie Fields music gets new life
BBC Entertainment, 2010-02-01 11:47:04
Unreleased songs by the late music hall and cinema star Dame Gracie Fields are to get a new lease of life after saved from storage.

Gracie! drama hits ratings high
BBC Entertainment, 2009-11-24 17:51:03
A TV drama based on the life of forces sweetheart and singer Gracie Fields helps BBC Four match its biggest ever audience.

Bonham Carter to play Enid Blyton
Variety, 2009-08-20 13:42:48
International News: BBC4 plans Margot Fonteyn, Gracie Fields biopics -- Helena Bonham Carter stars as the driven English children's author Enid Blyton, creator of "Noddy," "The Famous Five" and "The Secret Seven," in a BBC biopic.

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