Hy Hazell (Hyacinth Hazel O'Higgins)

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London, England, UK
Vivacious, uncommonly beautiful Hyacinth Hazel O'Higgins (aka Hazell) was a star entertainer of British revues and musical theatre. Called 'Britain's answer to Betty Grable', she was described as having 'the longest legs in show business'. She was also blessed with an excellent singing voice and seemingly boundless energy. Educated at Streatham and privately tutored for acting, she began her stage career as a teen in a 1937 West End chorus line of "On Your Toes". During the war years, she played her part entertaining British troops, touring the Middle East, Italy and Austria as a member of E.N.S.A.. Read more...