Fields, Gracie

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Name
Fields, Gracie Gender: F
Stansfield, Grace
born on 9 January 1898 at 01:15 (= 01:15 AM )
Place Rochdale, England, 53n38, 2w09
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 18°51' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 00°21 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 24°05'



Gracie Fields

Biography

British actress and popular comedienne on the stage, in film and on Victrola records. She was beloved during her tours in WW II Born to a poor working family, she decided at seven to be an actress. She first worked with a vaudeville troupe for 25 cents a week; 30 years later making a million a year from her plays, films and records.

"Our Grycie" starred in the revue "Mr. Tower of London" in 1918, a thumping success. One of the stars of the revue was Archie Pitts whom she married in 1929. She made a film debut in 1931, "Sally in Our Alley." After 1935 she divorced Pitts and married director Monty Banks, who engineered her entry into American films. They bought a villa in Capri and opened a small restaurant there; he left her a widow in 1950. She later met Bortis Alperviki, a radio repairman five years her junior, and married him.

She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1978, at age 80.

Fields died of pneumonia 9/27/1979, Capri, Italy.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Prize 1978 (Dame of the British Empire, age 80)

Source Notes

Astrology Quarterly quotes her mom, Spring/1951. (Sabian Symbols No.337 gives 7:00 AM. Margaret Hone's collection had 11:00 PM. Fowler's writes that "Attempts to clarify the birth time produced a letter from Fields stating that she did not know.")

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia (Terminal)
  • Family : Childhood : Disadvantaged (Poor, working family)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Stage and film)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Night Club/ Vaudeville (Vaudeville and revues)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted (Dame of the British Empire, age 80)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women

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