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Tessie O'Shea (1913–1995)

She was aptly and affectionately dubbed "Two Ton Tessie" not only for her plentiful girth but for the tons of talent she possessed as one of the British Isle's most beloved, unabashed music hall entertainers. Welsh star Tessie O'Shea was born Teresa O'Shea and was already showing off as a youngster capturing prizes for the talent contests she ... See full bio »

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(age 82) in Leesburg, Florida, USA

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Known For

Bedknobs and Broomsticks
(1971)
A Christmas Cracker
(1956)
The Way Ahead
The Way Ahead Herself - ENSA Entertainer
(1944)
The Blue Lamp
The Blue Lamp Herself
(1950)

Filmography

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 1979 Matt and Jenny (TV Series)
Cora
- The Mast (1979) ... Cora
 1969-1970 As Good Cooks Go (TV Series)
Blodwen O'Reilly / Blodwin O'Reilly / Blodewn O'Reilly
- Tummy Troubles (1970)
- Frying Squad (1970) ... Blodwin O'Reilly
 1969 The Best House in London
Singer
 1968 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV Movie)
Tessie O'Toole
 1964 Mr. Scrooge (TV Movie)
Mrs. Cratchit
 1956 Tess and Jim (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1956)
- Episode #1.2 (1956)
- Episode #1.1 (1956)
 1954 Panto Parade (TV Movie)
 1951 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Welsh Music Hall Entertainer
- Episode #2.15 (1951) ... Guest Welsh Music Hall Entertainer
- Episode #2.2 (1951) ... Guest Welsh Music Hall Entertainer (as Two Ton Tessie)
 1948 Somewhere in Politics
Daisy Smart
 1948 Holidays with Pay
Pansy Rogers (as Two Ton Tessie O'Shea)
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Alternate Names:

Two Ton Tessie O'Shea | Two Ton Tessie

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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During one show at the London Palladium, she made her entrance on top of an elephant. During one of her performances, the elephant, which was pregnant and quite moody at the time, threw her off. She was laid up for over three months. See more »

Nickname:

Two-Ton Tessie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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