Saturday, August 22, 2009
The amazing Ross sisters
This performance from the 1944 musical Broadway Rhythm (which starred a young Lena Horne and featured Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra) is apparently the only surviving clip of Aggie, Elmira and Maggie Ross doing their thing – and what a thing it was. Close harmony singing a la the Andrews Sisters for the first minute and then the most astounding acrobatic contortions.
Their real names were Vicki, Dixie and Betsy. Despite what you see in some references on the internet they weren’t triplets, just normal sisters. Well, I say normal…
Monitor: Steve Whitehouse