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|Tags:||british oldies female vocalists jazz easy listening 30s vocal comedy|
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Grace Stansfield, 9 January 1898, Rochdale, Lancashire, England, d. 27 September 1979, Capri, Italy. A singer and comedienne, so popular in the UK during the 30s and 40s that she was its most famous person next to Royalty. Educated occasionally, in-between work in a cotton mill and playing in juvenile troupes, pierrot shows and revues, she took her first big step in 1918 when she won the part of Sally Perkins in the musical Mr Tower Of London, which ran for over seven years. Her career took off after she married the shows producer/comedian Archie Pitt. She started recording in 1928, and by 1933 was celebrating the sale of four million records. Guided by stage producer Basil Dean, Fields made her film debut in 1931 with Sally In Our Alley, from which came Sally, her famous theme song. In other movies such as, Looking On The Bright Side, This Week Of Grace, Love, Life And Laughter, Sing As We Go, Look Up And Laugh, Queen Of Hearts, The Show Goes On,...