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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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1979 Matt and Jenny (TV Series)
Cora
- The Mast (1979) ... Cora
 1969 The Best House in London
Singer
 1969 As Good Cooks Go (TV Series)
Blodewn O'Reilly
- A Good Pull Up for Bentleys (1969) ... Blodewn O'Reilly
 1968 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV Movie)
Tessie O'Toole
 1966 The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming
Alice Foss (telephone operator)
 1964 Mr. Scrooge (TV Movie)
Mrs. Cratchit
 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)
 1949 Somewhere in Politics
Daisy Smart
 1948 Holidays with Pay
Pansy Rogers
Show Show Soundtrack (6 credits)
Show Show Self (32 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Alternate Names:

Two Ton Tessie

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Won Broadway's 1964 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for her rousing interpretation of a fish-and-chips seller in "The Girl Who Came to Supper." See more »

Nickname:

Two-Ton Tessie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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