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Gracie Fields
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Born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Born on 9th of January 1898
Died on 27th of September 1979

Born 1898. Died 1979 - English variety artist and singer.

First stage appearance at age of ten. Became a top music-hall attraction singing comic songs and sentimental ballads. Known as “Our Gracie”. Film appearances included Sally in our Alley (1931) and Holy Matrimony (1943). Appeared in ten Command Performances (1928-1978). Created DBE in 1978.

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