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Shirley Ross

Biography

b. Bernice Gaunt, 7 January 1909 (1913 can be cited), Omaha, Nebraska, USA, d. 9 March 1975, Menlo Recreation area, California, USA. After performing with Gus Arnheim’s well-known dance music group, Ross began showing up in Hollywood movies from 1933. Among they were some musicals plus some light comedies with interpolated musical amounts. She had little roles in movies like the Merry Widow (1934, which starred Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald), and in THE BEST Broadcast Of 1937 (1936, she sang ‘I’m Speaking Through My Center’ and ‘You FOUND My Save’, the second option in duet with Frank Forrest). In 1936 she sang ‘Happy New Yr’ within the drama SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, and in Waikiki Wedding ceremony (1937) she sang a duet, ‘Blue Hawaii’, with Bing Crosby. Ross was also in Hideaway Woman (1936, with Martha Raye), Blossoms On Broadway (1937, with Edward Arnold and Weber And Areas), as well as the Big Broadcast Of 1938 (1938, where she sang ‘Thanks a lot For The Memory space’ in a nice duet with Bob Wish). The music eventually became Wish’s theme tune. Ross after that co-starred with Wish in Thanks a lot For The Memory space (1938), performing with him the name music and Frank Loesser and Hoagy Carmichael’s ‘Two Sleepy People’. Ross and Wish made well-known recordings of both tracks which is by these that Ross continues to be most widely known today. In 1939 she is at Paris Honeymoon vacation with Crosby, Café Culture with Madeleine Carroll and Fred MacMurray, and co-starred with Wish in Some ENJOY IT Hot (later on retitled Rhythm Love), where Gene Krupa and his strap also presented. In 1941 Ross is at Sailors On Keep and in 1945 A Music For Miss Julie. Following this, she retired from showbusiness.

Quick Facts


Full Name Shirley Ross
Died March 9, 1975, Menlo Park, California, United States
Profession Actor, Singer, Pianist
Education Hollywood High School, University of California, Berkeley
Nationality American
Spouse Eddie Blum, Ken Dolan
Parents C. Burr, Maude C. Gaunt
Awards Grammy Hall of Fame
Music Songs Two Sleepy People, It Never Entered My Mind, Bob Hope & Shirley Ross, From Another World, Thanks For The Memory, Like Me a Little Bit Less, Nothing but You, The Little Ripple Has Rhythm / Thanks for the Memory, Ev'ry Sunday Afternoon, The Big Broadcast Of 1938 - Thanks For The Memory, Dear Old Donegal, Big Broadcast Of 1937: I'm Talking Through My Heart, I Won't Dance, Thanks for the Memory: Two Sleepy People, Paris Honeymoon: I Have Eyes, Over the Rainbow, It Entered My Mind, Blue Moon, Forever, Penthouse Serenade, Blue Hawaii, Higher and Higher: It Never Entered My Mind, Some Like It Hot
Albums Essential Hits, Blue Moon, George Gershwin Songs, Vol. 1
Movies The Big Broadcast of 1938, Waikiki Wedding, Paris Honeymoon, A Song for Miss Julie, Cafe Society, Sailors on Leave, Some Like It Hot, Kisses for Breakfast, Hideaway Girl, Age of Indiscretion, Prison Farm, Blossoms on Broadway, Unexpected Father, San Francisco, Night Vision, Thanks for the Memory, Calm Yourself, What Price Jazz?, Mind Killer, Rhythm Romance


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Song for Miss Julie 1945 Valerie Kimbro
Sailors on Leave 1941 Linda Hall
Kisses for Breakfast 1941 Juliet Marsden
Unexpected Father 1939 Dianna Donovan
Some Like It Hot 1939 Lily Racquel
Cafe Society 1939 Bells Browne
Paris Honeymoon 1939 Barbara Wayne aka Countess De Remi
Thanks for the Memory 1938/II Anne Merrick
Prison Farm 1938 Jean Forest
The Big Broadcast of 1938 1938 Cleo Fielding
Blossoms on Broadway 1937 Sally Shea
Waikiki Wedding 1937 Georgia Smith
Hideaway Girl 1936 Toni Ainsworth
The Big Broadcast of 1937 1936 Gwen Holmes
San Francisco 1936 Trixie
Devil's Squadron 1936 Eunice
It's in the Air 1935 Cigar Stand Clerk (uncredited)
I Live My Life 1935 Vi - drunken party guest dozing in armchair next to piano (uncredited)
Calm Yourself 1935 Mrs. Ruth Rockwell
Age of Indiscretion 1935 Dotty
Two Hearts in Wax Time 1935 Short Shirley, the Mannequin (uncredited)
Buried Loot 1935 Short Girl in Apartment (uncredited)
The Merry Widow 1934 Minor Role (uncredited)
The Girl from Missouri 1934 Party Guest (uncredited)
What Price Jazz 1934 Short Singer
Hollywood Party 1934 Singer of 'Feelin' High' (uncredited)
Manhattan Melodrama 1934 Singer in Cotton Club
Morocco Nights 1934 Short Singer
Bombshell 1933 Singer (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Some Like It Hot 1939 performer: "The Lady's in Love with You", "Some Like It Hot"
Cafe Society 1939 performer: "Kiss Me with your Eyes"
Thanks for the Memory 1938/II performer: "Two Sleepy People", "Thanks for the Memory"
The Big Broadcast of 1938 1938 performer: "THANKS FOR THE MEMORY" 1937, "THE WALTZ LIVES ON" 1937 - uncredited
Waikiki Wedding 1937 "Sweet is the Word for You", "Blue Hawaii" / performer: "In A Little Hula Heaven"
San Francisco 1936 performer: "Happy New Year" 1936 - uncredited
Two Hearts in Wax Time 1935 Short performer: "Come Join the Dancing", "Just Because I'm in Love with You", "Hi-De-Ho" uncredited, "Love Needs No Inspiration" uncredited
Hollywood Party 1934 performer: "Feelin' High" 1934 - uncredited
Manhattan Melodrama 1934 performer: "The Bad in Every Man" 1934 - uncredited
Unexpected Father 1939 performer: "Sweet and Low"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 3: Fashions and Rodeo 1945 Documentary short Herself
Picture People No. 4: Stars Day Off 1941 Documentary short Herself
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 2 1941 Documentary short Herself - at Mocambo (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots Series 19, No 6: Hollywood Recreations 1940 Documentary short Herself
Dangerous to Know 1938 Herself / Singer on Recording (voice, uncredited)
La Fiesta de Santa Barbara 1935 Short Herself
Jailbirds of Paradise 1934 Short Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bob Hope All Star Christmas Special 1978 TV Special Cleo Fielding
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Famous Feet 1950 Documentary short Herself (uncredited)

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