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Fields, Dame Gracie [real name Grace Stansfield] (1898-1979), music-hall entertainer and film actress

Jeffrey M. Richards

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/31106
Fields, Dame Gracie [real name Grace Stansfield] (1898-1979), music-hall entertainer and film actress

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Fields, Dame Gracie [real name Grace Stansfield] (1898-1979), music-hall entertainer and film actress, was born at 9 Molesworth Street, Rochdale, Lancashire, on 9 January 1898, the eldest of the four children (three daughters and one son) of Fred Stansfield (1874-1956), engineer, and his wife, Sarah Jane (Jenny) Bamford (1879-1953). Jenny ...

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