Shirley Ross

Highest Rated: 100% San Francisco (1936)
Birthday: Jan 7, 1913
Birthplace: Not Available
Blonde band vocalist Shirley Ross came to films after fronting a popular radio and nightclub singing quartet. Her first notable film assignment was in blackface as a Harlem songstress in 1934's Manhattan Melodrama, in which she introduced the Rodgers and Hart standard "Blue Moon" (which in that film had different lyrics and a different title). She was signed to a Paramount contract shortly afterward, appearing opposite Bing Crosby in Waikiki Wedding (1937) and incongruously starring in the crime melodrama Prison Farm (1938). Her most famous moment in films occurred in The Big Broadcast of 1938, wherein she and Bob Hope introduced Hope's signature tune "Thanks for the Memory." After co-starring with Hope in two subsequent films, Shirley Ross was seen in only a handful of pictures before closing out her Hollywood career in 1945.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Big Broadcast of 1937 Gwen Holmes 2001
No Score Yet Mind Killer Sandy 1987
No Score Yet A Song for Miss Julie Valerie Kimbro 1945
No Score Yet Kisses for Breakfast Juliet Marsden 1941
No Score Yet Some Like It Hot (Rhythm Romance) Lily Racquel 1939
No Score Yet Thanks for the Memory Anne Merrick 1938
No Score Yet Waikiki Wedding Georgia Smith 1937
100% San Francisco Trixie 1936
80% Manhattan Melodrama Cotton Club Singer 1934


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