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Sunday, December 08, 2013

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The Ross Sisters


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All I knew about this is that the act was filmed in 1944; however, I have since checked to find more information on the sisters & found the following.

The Ross Sisters were a trio of female sibling singing dancers consisting of Aggie Ross, Elmira Ross, and Maggie Ross [1] (whose real names were Veda Victoria, Dixie Jewel and Betsy Ann Ross).[2] The Ross Sisters performed as a 3-part harmony trio wherein they also danced and did acrobatics and contortionism. Their public attention peaked during the 1940s, during which they were featured prominently in the film Broadway Rhythm.[3] This footage has since gained popularity on YouTube.[4] This clip also appears in the compilation film That's Entertainment! III (1994).

Biographies

The Ross Sisters were born in West Texas, to Charles Adolphus and Veda Cordelia Ross. Shortly after they made "Broadway Rhythm," they moved to Europe where they appeared in "Piccadilly Hayride," a post-war London stage revue that ran from 1946 to 1948.[5] They also recorded "Five Minutes More," a song later covered by Frank Sinatra.

Betsy Ann Ross (Aggie) was born June 26, 1926, in Colorado City, Texas. She married Robert "Bunny" Hightower, an American dancer, on January 11, 1947. He was an alcoholic and suffered from schizophrenia. On one schizophrenic occasion, he beat Betsy till she almost died.[6] They had a son named Dana. The couple appeared together many times on The Ed Sullivan Show. Robert Hightower was previously married to dancer Vera-Ellen, best known as Rosemary Clooney's sister in White Christmas.

Veda Victoria (Vickie) Ross (Maggie) was born November 8, 1927, in Roscoe, Texas. She married Robert Lamouret April March 10, 1950, in Paris. She later had a second marriage to Bob Hender.

Dixie Jewel Ross (Elmira) was born August 9, 1929, in Loraine, Texas. She married on July 10, 1948, to Richard (Dickie) Henderson, OBE, (October 30, 1922 - September 22, 1985), whose father was a Music Hall comedian and singer famous for his short, rotund appearance, bowler hat, and beautiful singing voice. He was also famous for making the original recording of the popular song "Tiptoe Through the Tulips." Dixie died at age 33 on July 10, 1963 [7] and is buried in Gunnersbury Cemetery, London, England.


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BARBANNA 12/17/2013 4:35PM

    Outstanding and thanks for looking up their history. They were very talented and deserved a great life. It was disturbing to read the misfortune they encountered.

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REJ7777 12/11/2013 7:35AM

    Oh to be young and flexible again. Then again, those contortions are very impressive!

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MJ7DM33 12/10/2013 7:21PM

  WOW! Quite amazing is an understatement! Thanks for sharing!

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STEPBYSTEP1955 12/10/2013 4:42PM

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BARCLE 12/9/2013 4:42PM

    Wow - what interesting ladies. Thanks so much for sharing emoticon

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HEISTHEANSWER 12/9/2013 4:05PM

    Wow!

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CATLADY52 12/9/2013 3:08PM

    Wow! That makes every joint in my body threaten mutiny after watching those moves. emoticon

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 12/9/2013 2:11PM

    Great stuff!

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JTREMBATH 12/9/2013 12:50PM

    That was interesting even though I had not heard of them.

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COOP9002 12/9/2013 10:46AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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GODSCHILDAMYB 12/9/2013 10:44AM

    Very interesting!

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TOPSBEAR 12/9/2013 8:29AM

    interesting bio you have included. awesome!

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GARDENCHRIS 12/9/2013 6:48AM

    that was painful to watch! OMG!

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WINDSONG~ 12/9/2013 4:56AM

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JACKSGRAN 12/9/2013 2:54AM

    I did my best to follow along with them


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GLC2009 12/9/2013 1:35AM

    cool. we just saw a cirque d'soleil show called mystere. the acrobatics were amazing. i can't believe how flexible some people are.

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MCJULIEO 12/9/2013 12:17AM

    Very interesting research... thanks!

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DJ4HEALTH 12/8/2013 11:44PM

    Agree Wow and ouch too.

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DOVESEYES 12/8/2013 11:32PM

    Wow that is real control. Thanks

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COLLEENROSTE 12/8/2013 11:13PM

    incredible- such control

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THEEXERCISER 12/8/2013 10:54PM

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JAKENELL 12/8/2013 10:26PM

    WOW! Ouch!

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GOOSIEMOON 12/8/2013 9:59PM

    Holy cow!

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--KREN 12/8/2013 9:21PM

    OMG! How did you find this? Who are these women? And what kind of shape are they in today, in their old age? I'm wondering if they have lots of pain, lol.

Karen

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WALKMEHOME 12/8/2013 9:19PM

    That was in fact, Quite Amazing!

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ALICIA214 12/8/2013 8:59PM

 



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MERRYMARY42 12/8/2013 8:39PM

    thanks, amazing

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PMFISH 12/8/2013 8:37PM

    Wow!

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AIDEN487 12/8/2013 8:13PM

  That's been out a long time

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IGNITEME101 12/8/2013 8:09PM

    Those 3 women are double jointed to the max!
They were all pretty.

I am glad I watched it!
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