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Gracie Fields

Dame Gracie Fields (born Grace Stansfield; 9 January 1898 – 27 September 1979) was an English actress, singer, comedian and star of cinema and music hall who was one of the top ten film stars in Britain during the 1930s and was considered the highest paid film star in the world in 1937. She was known affectionately as Our Gracie and the Lancashire Lass and for never losing her strong, native Lancashire accent. She was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) and an Officer of the Venerable Order of St John (OStJ) in 1938, and a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 1979.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 9, 1898 (Rochdale), Died September 27, 1979 (Capri)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal, vocalist

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 0GF13 10-in. 11/12/1938 Swing your way to happiness Gracie Fields Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 0GF27 10-in. 7/26/1939 Danny boy Gracie Fields Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 0GF28 10-in. 7/26/1939 Wish me luck Gracie Fields Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 0GF29 10-in. 7/26/1939 I've got the jitterbugs Gracie Fields Motion picture soundtrack : Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone [ViC cat 120936-A] 10-in. approximately 1938 An old violin Gracie Fields ; Ben Frankel Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone [ViC cat 120936-B] 10-in. approximately 1938 Christopher Robin is saying his prayers Gracie Fields Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 70932 10-in. 6/25/1942 Nighty-night little sailor boy Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 70933 10-in. 6/25/1942 That lovely weekend Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 70934 10-in. 6/25/1942 The thing-ummy-Bob Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 70935 10-in. 6/25/1942 Walter, Walter (lead me to the altar) Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 88074 6/1/1955 Twenty Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 88075 6/1/1955 Summertime in Venice Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca DLA 2455 10-in. 6/24/1941 He's dead - but he won't lie down Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca DLA 2456 10-in. 6/24/1941 The biggest aspidistra in the world Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca DLA 2457 10-in. 6/24/1941 The biggest aspidistra in the world Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca DLA 2458 10-in. 6/24/1941 Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod) Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca DLA 2459 10-in. 6/24/1941 An old violin Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca DLA 2879 10-in. 2/2/1942 Rose O'Day Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca DLA 2880 10-in. 2/2/1942 O'Brien has gone Hawaiian Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca DLA 2881 10-in. 2/2/1942 The bleeding heart Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca DLA 2882 10-in. 2/2/1942 All for one and one for all Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fields, Gracie," accessed May 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103100.

Fields, Gracie. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103100.

"Fields, Gracie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 May 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103100

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