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Shirley Ross (Bernice Gaunt)

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Biography

Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Blonde, vivacious and obviously talented, Shirley Ross had the promisings of a big musical film star but her career remained strictly second-string throughout her fairly short career. Making a mark for herself proved difficult; in fact, she is best remembered through her pairing with an entertainment legend. Shirley was afforded the opportunity of duetting with Bob Hope on the song "Thanks for the Memory" in the splashy musical The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938). The song, of course, became Bob's beloved signature tune. Shirley was born Bernice Gaunt, the daughter of C. Burr and Maude C. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Singer in Cotton Club

Manhattan Melodrama 1934

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Character: Gwen Holmes

The Big Broadcast of 1937 1936

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Character: Georgia Smith

Waikiki Wedding 1937

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Character: Cleo Fielding

The Big Broadcast of 1938 1938

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Character: Anne Merrick

Thanks for the Memory 1938

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Character: Lily Racquel

Some Like It Hot 1939

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Character: Juliet Marsden

Kisses for Breakfast 1941

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