Reference Entry

O'Shea [married name Rollo], Teresa Mary [Tessie] (1913–1995), singer and actress

Frances Gray

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/58021

Show Summary Details

Preview

O'Shea [married name Rollo], Teresa Mary [Tessie] (1913–1995), singer and actress, was born on 13 March 1913 at 61 Plantagenet Street, Cardiff, the daughter of James Peter O'Shea, a labourer at a gasworks, and his wife, Nellie, née Carr. Her father was Irish, her mother Lancastrian. A natural performer, she won a talent contest at the age of eight, tying for first place with an entire Welsh choir. A subsequent appearance in a charity show brought her to the attention of the ...

Reference Entry.  936 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Theatre ; Voice ; Film ; Television

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content. subscribe or login to access all content.