Annie Ross

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Annie Ross

Death 21 Jul 2020 (aged 89)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
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British-American Jazz Singer and Actress. Born Annabelle Allan Short in Mitcham, south London, but best known as Annie Ross. She was the daughter of Scottish vaudevillians John and Mary Short. She started out as a child star, billed as "Scotland's Shirley Temple". She later became part of the acclaimed vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks and Ross. She also played herself in Robert Altman's 1992 film The Player, and acted for him again the following year in Short Cuts and Superman III. Her deep voice was used to replace Britt Ekland's in 1973 horror classic The Wicker Man. In 1938, Ross made her film debut in Our Gang Follies, she later went on to play Judy Garland's younger sister in 1943's Presenting Lily Mars. At the age of 22 she wrote the lyrics to the vocalese song Twisted, a track that was later covered by Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell and others. That led Duke Ellington to ask her to stand in for Billie Holliday at the famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York. Her 2012 documentary No One But Me, which had premiered at the Glasgow Film Festival in Glasgow, Scotland. Her recordings include: Like Someone in Love (1983), Music Is Forever (1996) and Live in London (Harkit, 2003.

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