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Dame Gracie Fields

Person   Born 9/1/1898 Died 27/9/1979

Categories: Cinema, Humour, Music / songs, Theatre

Countries: Italy

Entertainer. Born over a chip shop in Rochdale, Lancashire as Grace Stansfield. Worked at Gainsborough Film Studios.  Gracie and her husband Archie moved from Upper Street, N1 in 1929 to The Towers at 136 or 53 (depending on source) The Bishops Avenue. Cervical cancer in 1939 left her unable to have children.  She and Archie split up and she gave the Towers, which she had not liked, to a maternity hospital.  It has been demolished and is now a block of flats. Quite where and why the 1934 Frognal house, NW3 fits in is a bit puzzling.  Made a Dame shortly before she died, in Capri, where she had had a home for many years.  We have watched "Sally In Our Alley" (1932) and have to say that Gracie must be an acquired taste.

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Dame Gracie Fields

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45801

Gainsborough Film Studios

Hackney owns up: "The plaque states that 'The Wicked Lady' was filmed at Gain...

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50837

Gracie Fields - N1

Gracie lived here in a flat above a sweet shop, 1926 - 1929, with her paren...

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44844

Gracie Fields - NW3

Dame Gracie Fields, 1898 - 1979, entertainer, built this house for herself in...

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