Shirley Ross
American actress, singer
Shirley Ross
Shirley Ross was an American actress and singer.
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Colborne Rotary rolls out red carpet fundraiser - Northumberland News
Google News - over 5 years
And there's a chance some lucky guest will take home a "movie star". Tickets are $60 per person. Contact auction chairwoman Betty Brisco at 905-355-5890, Shirley Ross at 905-355-2156 or e-mail at seross118@hotmail.com as well as any Rotary Club of
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Rebekahs honoured with medallion award - Petrolia Topic
Google News - over 5 years
Sunset Lodge 185 (Sombra): Helen McGaffey, Dona Lajoie, Janis Shepley, Betty Hollis, Nancy Thomson, Jean Wesley, Shirley Ross. Mayflower Lodge 324 (Corunna): Evelyn Teft, Vicki McNaughton, Joyce Brock, Susan Jeffrie. The initiation degree team work was
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Town loses man known as Walhalla Santa Claus - Anderson Independent Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Thomas is survived by a daughter, Nancy A. Pruitt of East Point, Ga..; a stepdaughter, Shirley Ross Llewellyn of Cumming, Ga.; a stepson, Richard Charles Ross Jr. of Pass Christian, Miss.; a brother, Bill Thomas of Walhalla; two sisters,
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Sapling planted to replace 'Washington oak' in Gaithersburg - Gazette.net Montgomery County Sports
Google News - almost 6 years
Friday's rededication included a slide show of the tree's life at Asbury, with black and white photos, crackling, decades-old video and photos of the old tree coming down to a soundtrack of "Thanks for the Memory" by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross
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No prize for some at Ladies Golf - Barriere Star Journal
Google News - almost 6 years
Shirley Ross had a KP on #4 (Stamer Logging prize) and Donna Salle had a KP on #6 (Carman & Barb Smith). Rocky Taylor had a nice KP in 2 on Hole #7 to win the Val-Bella Studio prize. Sue Paulus picked up the Most Putt prize and a number of ladies
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DVDS; Road to Stardom: When Bob Hope Defined Himself
NYTimes - over 6 years
WITH three of its six titles new to DVD, Universal's ''Bob Hope: Thanks for the Memories Collection'' offers some fresh insight into the development of one of America's most revered and culturally resonant comedians. Hope was a Broadway headliner with a handful of Vitaphone shorts and a promising radio show to his credit when Paramount invited him
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CRITIC'S CHOICE; Critic's Choice: New DVD's
NYTimes - almost 9 years
TWO BY MITCHELL LEISEN The very model of the crack studio director, Mitchell Leisen spent much of his career at Paramount, where he tackled projects as radically different as the archly theatrical ''Death Takes a Holiday'' (1934) and the frothy revue film ''The Big Broadcast of 1938'' with the same composure and elegance. It's even possible to
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Road to Ubiquity
NYTimes - over 13 years
There was nothing Bob Hope loved more than an audience, and audiences responded in kind, particularly soldiers facing combat who desperately needed a laugh. He once chartered a yacht for a cruise in Canadian waters. It was one of the few formal vacations he ever took, and he found he could not stand the serenity. He cut the cruise short and
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Excerpt From 'The Lady's in Love With You'
NYTimes - over 13 years
Listen to an excerpt from "The Lady's in Love With You," featuring Bob Hope and Shirley Ross.
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Gerald J. Lieberman, 73, Provost At Stanford and Statistics Expert
NYTimes - almost 18 years
Gerald J. Lieberman, a former Stanford University provost and an expert in statistics and operations research, died on Tuesday at his home on the Stanford campus in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 73. The cause was amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, according to a statement from the university. In his later years, as his condition
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SPOTLIGHT; Funny Business
NYTimes - over 21 years
Comedy runs wild on American Movie Classics beginning Monday, but serious business underlies the cable network's weeklong marathon of mirth. AMC's cavalcade of more than 200 films (above, Shirley Ross and Bob Hope in "The Big Broadcast of 1938"), Chaplin and Keaton and Laurel & Hardy to Abbott and Costello and Martin and Lewis and beyond, is
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Thomas J. Davis, 77, Investment Executive
NYTimes - over 26 years
LEAD: Thomas J. Davis, a founder of the Mayfield Fund, a venture-capital investment firm on the West Coast, died Tuesday at the University Convalescent Hospital in Menlo Park, Calif. He was 77 years old. Thomas J. Davis, a founder of the Mayfield Fund, a venture-capital investment firm on the West Coast, died Tuesday at the University Convalescent
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RECORD NOTES; All That Smithsonian Jazz, Now on Five Compact Disks
NYTimes - almost 28 years
LEAD: The Smithsonian Institution's massive best-selling ''Collection of Classic Jazz,'' first issued in 1973, became what The Times's jazz critic John S. Wilson called an ''instant classic.'' In 1987, a revised and updated version was described by another Times reviewer, John Rockwell, as a ''blockbuster summation'' of jazz, although Mr. The
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Shirley Ross
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1975
    Age 62
    Died on March 9, 1975.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1938
    Age 25
    After a career interruption in the making of This Way Please with Buddy Rogers, when she walked off the job, alleging that Jack Benny's wife, Mary Livingstone, was trying to sabotage her scenes, she was cast opposite Hope in The Big Broadcast of 1938.
    More Details Hide Details Their duet, "Thanks for the Memory", became a huge hit and a defining moment for two careers headed in opposite directions – for Hope, a springboard to bigger and better things; for Ross, the pinnacle. It would prove to be her sole enduring claim to fame. The duet's great success sparked spin-off movies with Bob Hope, Thanks for the Memory (1938) and another called Some Like It Hot (1939; later renamed Rhythm Romance to avoid confusion with the unrelated 1959 feature). Although Thanks for the Memory did produce another hit song, "Two Sleepy People", the films themselves made little impact, apparently reflecting Paramount’s declining interest in musical comedy. Although Ross would have been willing to play straight drama and had performed well in Prison Wife, Paramount relegated her to supporting roles in two minor romantic comedies, which did nothing for her career, even though one of them (Paris Honeymoon) teamed her once more with Crosby. Her extremely promising career suffered a steep decline and never recovered.
  • 1936
    Age 23
    In 1936, MGM loaned her to Paramount, and she was paired with Ray Milland in The Big Broadcast of 1937.
    More Details Hide Details Although this was officially a leading role, the Big Broadcast format included a busy programme of musical comedy sketches with big-name performers who somewhat overshadowed her. But one press review declared that she had ‘one of the sweetest voices of any actress on the screen’ and predicted a big future for her. Paramount signed her to a five-year contract; meanwhile her introduction to the songwriting team of Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger would prove significant. Her duet with Bing Crosby in Waikiki Wedding was a Robin-Rainger number titled "Blue Hawaii." Thus began a three-year period during which Ross was cast opposite either Crosby or Bob Hope on five occasions.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1933
    Age 20
    She appeared in 25 feature films between 1933 and 1945, including singing earlier and wholly different lyrics for the Rodgers and Hart song in Manhattan Melodrama (1934) that later became "Blue Moon."
    More Details Hide Details Ross was born Bernice Maude Gaunt in Omaha, Nebraska, the elder of two daughters of Charles Burr Gaunt and Maude C. (née Ellis) Gaunt. Growing up in California, she attended Hollywood High School and UCLA, training as a classical pianist. By age 14, she was giving radio recitals and made her first vocal recordings at 20 with Gus Arnheims’s band. Here she attracted the notice of the up-and-coming songwriting duo Rodgers and Hart, who selected her to sell their latest offerings to MGM. One song, which was later re-written as "Blue Moon," led to a successful screen test in 1933 and then to a number of small parts in films that included Manhattan Melodrama with Clark Gable and William Powell in which, made up to look black, she sang "The Bad in Every Man," the original version of "Blue Moon," in a Harlem nightclub.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1913
    Age 0
    Born on January 7, 1913.
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