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Gracie Fields (1898–1979)


A comedienne and singer in the British Music Halls, she was the top box-office draw and the highest paid actress in Britain in the 1930's. Her Northern, working-class girl character was a favourite during the inter-war years. See full bio »

Died:

(age 81) in Capri, Italy

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Holy Matrimony
Holy Matrimony Alice Chalice
(1943)
Shipyard Sally
Shipyard Sally Sally Fitzgerald
(1939)
Sally in Our Alley
Sally in Our Alley Sally Winch
(1931)
Look Up and Laugh
Look Up and Laugh Gracie Pearson
(1935)

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 2015/I Aloha (performer: "When I Grow Too Old to Dream")
 2012 Upstairs Downstairs (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Somewhere Over the Rainbow (2012) ... (performer: "Wish Me Luck as You Wave Goodbye" - uncredited)
 2010 YellowBrickRoad (performer: "Walter, Walter (Lead Me to The Altar)")
 2009 Nowhere Boy (performer: "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake")
 2009 An Englishman in New York (performer: "If I'm A Dreamer Aren't We All")
 2007 The Water Horse (performer: "If I Had a Talking Picture of You")
 2006 The History Boys (performer: "Wish Me Luck (As You Wave Me Goodbye)")
 2000 Chicken Run (performer: "Ave Maria")
 1998 Little Voice (performer: "The Dicky Bird Hop")
 1993 The Remains of the Day (performer: "Roll Along Prairie Moon")
 1970 Dad's Army (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Boots, Boots, Boots (1970) ... (performer: "If I Had A Talking Picture Of You" - uncredited)
 1961 Operation Snafu (performer: "Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye" - uncredited)
 1945 Molly and Me (performer: "The Artfulness, the Sinfulness, the Wickedness of Men", "Good Morning, My Dear", "Christopher Robin (Is Saying His Prayers)", "Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing", "Always Eat When You Are Hungry" - uncredited)
 1943 Stage Door Canteen (performer: "Machine Gun Song" (1943), "The Lord's Prayer" (1935) - uncredited)
 1939 Shipyard Sally (performer: "Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye", "Grandfather's Bagpipes", "I Got the Jitterbugs", "In Pernambuco")
 1938 We're Going to Be Rich (performer: "The Sweetest Song in All the World", "The Trek Song", "Walter, Walter (Lead Me to the Altar)", "Ee, By Gum", "Will You Love Me When I'm Mutton", "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo", "Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-Dee-Ay", "Two Lovely Black Eyes")
 1935 Look Up and Laugh (performer: "Look Up and Laugh", "Anna from Anacapresi", "Operatic Burlesque", "Love Is Everywhere", "Looking on the Bright Side" - uncredited) / (writer: "Anna from Anacapresi" - uncredited)
 1934 Sing As We Go! (performer: "Sing As We Go", "Just a Catchy Little Tune", "Thora" (uncredited), "In My Little Bottom Drawer" (uncredited), "Love, Wonderful Love" (uncredited))
 1934 Love, Life & Laughter (performer: "Chérie" - uncredited)
 1933 This Week of Grace (writer: "Mary Rose", "My Lucky Day", "Melody at Dawn")
 1932 Looking on the Bright Side (performer: "Looking On the Bright Side", "I Hate You", "After Tonight We Say Goodbye", "You're More Than All The World To Me", "He's Dead But He Won't Lie Down" - uncredited)
 1931 Sally in Our Alley (performer: "Sally", "Fall In And Follow The Band", "Fred Fannakapan", "Lancashire Blues" - uncredited) / (writer: "Lancashire Blues" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

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4 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Gracie Fields

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Deanna Durbin] I was always mad about Deanna. I admired her work enormously. Then she disappeared suddenly. Whatever became of her?

Trivia:

She was awarded the DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1979 Queen's New Year Honours List for her services to entertainment. See more »

Trademark:

Often played characters named Gracie

Nickname:

Our Gracie

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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