It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora Plus subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora Plus trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora Plus trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora Plus.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Gracie Fields

The strength of Gracie Fields' superb soprano voice transported the actress and singer from her humble start in a small Lancashire backstreet to her position many years later as a Dame of the British Empire. Born in 1898 above a shop in the town of Rochdale, her 60 years in music and movies survived the war years and a batch of related negative publicity, a battle against cancer of the cervix, and three husbands.

Fields, who was born Gracie Stansfield, started her career in traveling British troupes while earning extra money with factory work. Her acquaintance with Archie Pitt, a comedian, gave her fledgling career a boost when he began to promote her in earnest. The two first worked together in a revue called Yes, I Think So in 1915. More revues followed, and in 1923, Pitt wed the future star. Two years later, Fields and Pitt brought a highly successful revue to the Alhambra Theatre in London and went on the road with the production for almost a decade. Fields was officially a star at this point, and quite wealthy as well. In following years, her productions became standing-room-only events. She and Pitt eventually divorced.

The singer appeared in a total of 16 films, beginning with Sally in Our Alley in 1931. The song "Sally," which became her theme, was taken from the movie. Interestingly, over the following years, Fields came to despise the ditty. Before her movie career was through, she was pulling in more money per picture than any other actress of the day in the U.K. Movies, however, were not something she enjoyed doing, even though Hollywood beckoned in the form of a Twentieth Century Fox contract. By the end of the decade she was a popular recording star and had toured several continents.

Following her appearance in the movie Shipyard Sally in 1939, Fields was diagnosed with cancer of the cervix. Fans across the world showered her with their love and concern, packed into more than a quarter-million pieces of mail. Following surgery, she retreated to the Isle of Capri, accompanied by Monty Banks, a movie director she met on the set of Queen of Hearts, and Mary Davey, a woman who acted as Fields' companion. Still quite ill when World War II erupted, Fields nevertheless insisted on entertaining British troops that were stationed in France. The singer wed Banks, an Italian, in 1940. During wartime, Italians faced being branded enemy aliens, as well as the possibility of internment that accompanied such a label. Fields sidestepped the tricky quagmire threatening her new husband and marriage by accepting concerts in North America. The resulting publicity was furiously negative back home in the U.K., where she was perceived as fleeing her country in its time of need. Despite the roasting her country's newspapers gave her, Fields continued to raise money for England's war effort, and in the end, the total amounted to more than a half-million dollars. She went home to England and performed there twice during the early '40s. She also appeared many times on radio. A heart attack killed Banks aboard the Orient Express in 1950. Fields found her third husband in Boris Alperovici. She passed away in 1979, the victim of a heart attack. ~ Linda Seida
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Gracie Fields Live at the Holborn Empire, London on October 11th, 1933

1. There's a Cabin in the Pines (Live)

2. Whiskers and All (Live)

3. The Punch and Judy Show (Live)

4. Rochdale Hounds (Live)

5. A May Morning (Live)

6. Out in the Cold, Cold Snow (Live)

7. I Can't Remember (Live)

8. Sally (Live)

9. Stormy Weather (Live)

x

Track List: Bless This House

1. I'm Sending A Letter To Santa Claus

3. Reviens

4. Gypsy Lullaby

5. Rochdale Hounds

6. Will You Love Me When I'm Mutton

7. You're Driving Me Crazy

8. Smile When You Say Goodbye

10. Biggest Aspidistra In The World

11. Bless This House

12. Dream Lover

13. Fred Fannakapan

17. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes

18. Falling In Love Again

19. Ave Maria

x

Track List: Come Back To Sorrento

1. In My Little Bottom Drawer

2. We're All Good Pals Together

3. The Bleeding Heart

4. We've Got To Keep Up With The Joneses

6. Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye

7. Singing In The Bathtub

8. Home

11. One Night Of Love

12. Looking On The Bright Side

13. Love Me Forever

14. My Lucky Day

15. Little Pudden Basin

16. Laughing Irish Eyes

17. The Kiss Waltz

18. Come Back To Sorrento

19. A Song In Your Heart

x

Track List: Count Your Blessings

1. An Old Violin

3. Eee By Gum

4. The Organ, The Monkey And Me

5. Walter, Walter Lead Me To The Alter

6. If I Knew You Were Coming I'd Have Baked A Cake

7. One Of Those Old-Fashioned Ladies

8. The Woodpecker Song

10. Roll Along, Prairie Moon

11. Play To Me, Gypsy

13. I'm Ninety-Nine Today

15. Because I Love You

16. Count Your Blessings

17. Fall In And Follow The Band

18. The First Time I Saw You

x

Track List: Now Is The Hour

1. Kerry Dance

3. Three Green Bonnets

5. The Rochdale Hounds

6. My Love For You

7. Red Sails In The Sunset

10. Land Of Hope And Glory

11. They All Make Love But Me

13. Sally

14. Now Is The Hour

15. Let's All Go Posh

17. Heaven Will Protect An Honest Girl

18. He Forgot To Come Back

19. Little Old Lady

x

Track List: Say It Isn't So

1. Just One More Chance

2. The House Is Haunted

3. The Photograph Of Mother's Wedding Group

4. Sally [Medley]

5. What's The Good Of A Birthday

6. Pass! Shoot Goal!

7. Pedro The Fisherman

8. Little Curly Head In A High Chair

9. Little Donkey

10. In Me 'Oroscope

11. I Never Cried So Much In My Life

12. Things Might Have Been So Different

13. The Holy City

14. The Punch And Judy Show

15. The Lord's Prayer

16. Some Day My Prince Will Come

17. Say It Isn't So

18. Jealousy

x

Track List: Donkey Serenade

1. Donkey Serenade

2. The Carefree Heart

3. Christmas Bells At Eventide

4. Stop And Shop At The Co-Op Shop

5. Goodnight My Love

6. Around The World

7. Autumn Leaves

8. Sally

9. In The Woodshed She Said

10. Nowt About Owt

11. Over The Garden Wall

12. Put Your Shoes On Lucy

13. Rose O'Day

14. Sing As We Go

15. Snow White Selection

16. We're All Living At The Cloisters

17. He's Dead But He Wont Lie Down

18. Oh My Beloved Father

19. Queen Of Hearts

x

Track List: There'll Always Be An England

1. At The End Of The Day

2. A Feather In His Tyrolean Hat

3. Anna From Annacapresi

4. I Lift Up My Finger

5. I Love To Whistle

6. It's Nothing To Do With You

7. Like The Big Pots Do

8. Now It Can Be Told

9. One Little Hair On His Head

10. The Dicky Bird Hop

11. Sweetest Song In The World

12. The Bargain Hunter

13. The Clatter Of The Clogs

14. The Thing-Ummy Bob

15. There Is A Tavern In The Town

16. There'll Always Be An England

17. Grandfather's Bagpipes

18. If I Should Fall In Love Again

19. Take A Good Look At Mine

20. The Biggist Aspidistra In The World

x

Track List: Gracie Fields

1. The First Time I Saw You

2. One Of The The Little Orphans Of The Stom

3. Sally

4. Gypsy Lullaby

5. A Feather In Her Tyrolean Hat

6. A Sang In Your Heart

7. Glogs And Shawl

8. Did Your Mother Come From Ireland?

9. I'm Sending A Letter To Santa Claus

10. In The Chapel In The Moonlight

11. Laughing Irish Eyes

12. My Love For You

13. Queen Of Hearts

14. Smile When You Say "Goodbye"

15. The Biggest Aspidistra In The World

16. The Lord's Prayer

17. The Machine Gun Song

18. The Organ The Monkey And Me

19. We're All Good Pals Together

20. Would You?

x

Track List: Sing As We Go Gracie Fields Favourites

1. Sing As We Go

2. Ave Maria

3. The Biggest Aspidistra In The World

4. Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye

5. Walter Walter Lead Me To The Altar

6. Fred Fannakapan

7. It Looks Like Rain In Cherry Blossom Lane

8. The First Time I Saw You

9. That Old Feeling

10. Remember Me

11. My First Love Song

12. Gypsy Lullaby

13. Now Is The Hour

14. There'll Always Be An England

15. Falling In Love Again

x

Track List: Sing As We Go

1. Sally

2. The Ugly Duckling

3. Sing As We Go

4. Little Donkey

5. Take Me To Your Heart Again

6. You Didn't Want Me When You Had Me

7. The Lord's Prayer

8. Kerry Dance

9. Moon River (Breakfast At Tiffany's)

10. Home

11. September Song

12. The Carefree Heart

x

Track List: The Gracie Fields Story

Disc 1

1. Sally

2. My Blue Heaven

3. Because I Love You

4. Isle Of Capri

5. I'm A Dreamer, Aren't We All?

6. 'Ee By Gum

7. One Night Of Love

8. Wish Me Luck (As You Wave Me Goodbye)

9. Sing As We Go

10. Serenade

11. In My Little Bottom Drawer

12. Looking On The Bright Side Of Life

13. Mrs. Binn's Twins

14. The House Is Haunted

15. Ave Maria

Disc 2

1. Around The World

2. The Kerry Dance

3. I Took My Harp To A Party

4. Take Me To Your Heart Again

5. The Photograph Of Mother's Wedding Group

6. Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)

7. Do-Re-Mi (The Sound Of Music)

8. The Lord's Prayer

9. Little Donkey

10. We've Got To Keep Up With The Jones's

11. Go 'Way From My Window

12. Song Of The Mountains

13. The Biggest Aspidistra In The World

14. Finian's Rainbow: How Are Things In Glocca Morra?

x

Track List: Our Gracie: 20 Great Songs

1. Sally

2. Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye

3. Sing As We Go

4. The Biggest Aspidistra In The World

5. I Took My Harp To A Party

6. Will You Love Me When I'm Mutton

8. My Blue Heaven

9. Isle Of Capri

10. Three Green Bonnets

11. Ee, By Gum

12. One Night Of Love

13. I'm A Dreamer (Aren't We All)

14. In My Little Bottom Drawer

15. Looking On The Bright Side

16. The House Is Haunted

17. Ave Maria

18. Because I Love You

19. Crash, Bang, I Want To Go Home

20. One Day When We Were Young

Comments

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[87, 70, 105, 67, 97, 95, 120, 80, 108, 112, 71, 103, 124, 94, 79, 103, 70, 86, 116, 91, 90, 86, 110, 110, 72, 75, 108, 121, 97, 102, 83, 91, 90, 103, 65, 122, 87, 91, 65, 113, 89, 72, 89, 70, 91, 71, 112, 77, 71, 69, 127, 98, 82, 111, 77, 79, 88, 108, 88, 93, 118, 117, 106, 126, 117, 66, 66, 87, 84, 125, 85, 92, 114, 93, 120, 65, 86, 116, 64, 97, 114, 116, 126, 94, 73, 107, 97, 66, 68, 83, 106, 123, 83, 127, 76, 66, 106, 109, 112, 112, 77, 104, 119, 80, 122, 106, 71, 116, 98, 125, 119, 84, 117, 97, 78, 114, 124, 106, 120, 121, 122, 100, 69, 127, 68, 118, 95, 106, 85, 68, 117, 74, 111, 126, 110, 109, 107, 97, 78, 104, 125, 67, 66, 108, 90, 109, 109, 127, 76, 100, 76, 73, 102, 105, 70, 64, 118, 83, 114, 127, 80, 125, 126, 84, 112, 89, 126, 117, 108, 69, 102, 90, 110, 105, 70, 122, 105, 96, 84, 112, 65, 112, 111, 66, 109, 84, 77, 102, 110, 64, 98, 72, 86, 84, 90, 104, 74, 69, 79, 122, 75, 125, 90, 100, 76, 95, 112, 118, 95, 106, 86, 87, 74, 69, 65, 94, 127, 84, 68, 71, 86, 111, 77, 101, 92, 65, 101, 116, 72, 123, 122, 99, 120, 88, 102, 109, 76, 109, 84, 74, 106, 105, 101, 126, 94, 104, 73, 71, 115, 102, 91, 81, 99, 125, 116, 127, 113, 121, 106, 79, 65, 90, 122, 102, 70, 74, 117, 68, 80, 81, 88, 71, 114, 97, 88, 125, 86, 78, 93, 98, 127, 115, 82, 120, 72, 124, 112, 92, 68, 125, 93, 67, 98, 108, 77, 77, 103, 88, 122, 64, 67, 93, 127, 71, 105, 122, 90, 71, 108, 105, 109, 70, 121, 105, 103, 117, 81, 68, 89, 66, 120, 126, 127, 67, 97, 88, 121, 119, 117, 69, 64, 70, 120, 104, 106, 117, 107, 120, 88, 71, 117, 114, 91, 102, 119, 103, 83, 123, 64, 111, 116, 67, 99, 126, 98, 78, 68, 111, 116, 107, 111, 103, 96, 89, 79, 124, 74, 71, 95, 110, 87, 101, 118, 88, 116, 112, 110, 95, 123, 72, 79, 98, 94, 88, 84, 82, 90, 75, 86, 95, 67, 89, 74, 123, 107, 80, 97, 91, 64, 93, 114, 114, 80, 98, 125, 104, 125, 97, 121, 77, 100, 104, 64, 120, 126, 97, 69, 95, 67, 67, 100, 68, 109, 112, 114, 102, 115, 81, 116, 66, 109, 83, 67, 80, 103, 95, 85, 99, 89, 70, 96, 97, 83, 84, 75, 123, 105, 121, 89, 115, 64, 97, 115, 94, 110, 111, 91, 120, 84, 122, 109, 124, 116, 115, 119, 111, 114, 114, 121, 69, 70, 122, 64, 68, 67, 67, 84, 72, 91, 106, 65, 93, 71, 73, 120, 96, 119, 126, 77, 82, 81, 70, 89, 121, 109, 98, 64, 70, 92, 112, 100, 64, 119, 75, 117, 77, 125, 91, 77, 118, 88, 120]