Ross Sisters

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The Ross Sisters were a trio of singers and dancers comprising the sisters Betsy Ann Ross, Veda Victoria (Vicky) Ross, and Dixie Jewel Ross, who used the stage names Aggie Ross, Maggie Ross, and Elmira Ross respectively.[1] They performed as a three-part harmony trio, who also danced and have become particularly noted for their acrobatics and contortionism. Their careers peaked during the 1940s, when they featured prominently in the 1944 film Broadway Rhythm.[2] Footage appeared in the compilation film That's Entertainment! III (1994).

Biographies[edit]

The sisters were born in West Texas, the daughters of Charles Adolphus and Veda Cordelia Ross.[3] Shortly after appearing in the 1944 film Broadway Rhythm, they moved to Europe where they appeared in Piccadilly Hayride, a London stage revue that ran from 1946 to 1948.[4] They also recorded "Five Minutes More," a song later covered by Frank Sinatra.

Sources differ over the marriages and deaths of the sisters.

Some unofficial sources, including genealogy websites, refer to Henderson's wife as Dixie;[11] give her date of death as 10 July 1963; and state that she is buried in Gunnersbury Cemetery, Acton, Greater London.[12] Unofficial sources also refer to Vicky - rather than marrying Dickie Henderson - as having married, first, ventriloquist Robert Lamouret in Paris in 1950, and then Bob Hender in 1959.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warner, Tom (2007-12-31). "The Ross Sisters Get Bent Out of Shape Over Potato Salad". Blogspot. Retrieved 2009-05-20.  Or (better quality) "Ross Sisters - A Crazy Dance Video From 1944". VitaminL.tv. Retrieved 2014-01-11. 
  2. ^ "Broadway Rhythm". IMDB. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  3. ^ Dixie Jewell Ross at FindaGrave.com. Retrieved 15 January 2014
  4. ^ http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/3317151/Hulton-Archive
  5. ^ Go Retro: The Ross Sisters
  6. ^ "Betsy Ross IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information". IBDB online. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  7. ^ FreeBMD, Marriages Jun 1948, Ross Veda V, Henderson, Westminster 5c 941 [1].
  8. ^ FreeBMD, Births Dec 1951, HENDERSON Matthew R, ROSS, Marylebone 5d 431 [2].
  9. ^ FreeBMD, Births Sep 1954, HENDERSON Linda M, ROSS, Paddington 5d 202
  10. ^ FreeBMD, Deaths Sep 1963, HENDERSON VEDA V, 35, KENSINGTON 5C 862 [3].
  11. ^ Getty Images: Dickie Henderson. Retrieved 15 January 2014
  12. ^ "Find a Grave." Retrieved 11 Jan 2014.
  13. ^ Descendants of Fredrick Jacob Lipham. Retrieved 15 January 2014

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