Ella Shields

Ella Shields

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ella Shields (September 27, 1879 - August 5, 1952) was a music hall singer and male-impersonator. Her famous signature song, "Burlington Bertie from Bow," written by her manager and first husband, William Hargreaves, was an immediate hit. Though American-born, Ella achieved her greatest success in England. Ella Shields was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1879. Her true surname appears to have been Buscher (sometimes spelled Busher). It is not certain when she adopted the stage name Shields. "Ella" might also have been a stage name). She began her career in 1898 doing a vaudeville song-and-dance act with her sisters. In 1904 a talent scout lured Shields to London, where she was billed as the "Southern Nightingale." In 1910 she appeared at the opening night of the London Palladium in 1910.
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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613576571X
  • 9786135765717