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Tessie O'shea Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: March 13, 1913 in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Died: April 21, 1995 in Leesburg, Florida
Tessie O'Shea (1913-1995) began appearing in English music halls as a child, billed as "the Wonder of Wales." Playing the ukulele and singing bawdy lyrics, she remained popular with British audience for half a century, billing herself as "Two Ton Tessie," and appeared often on BBC radio and later TV. She won many American fans after winning a Tony for her Cockney songs in The Girl Who Came to Supper (1963), in a part Noel Coward wrote with her in mind. She appeared on the Ed Sullivan show the night The Beatles debuted there (1964 February 9). Emmy nominated for The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1968), she made occasional film appearances (Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971).
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1969-Comedy-Playhouse (Performer), 1948-Holidays-with-Pay (Performer), 1972-Saturday-Variety (in person), 1971-The-Melodies-Linger-On (in person), 1970-Maggie's-Place (in person), 1969-Set-'em-Up-Joe (in person), 1968-Frost-on-Sunday (in person), 1965-The-Merv-Griffin-Show (in person), 1965-Fanfare (in person), 1961-Showtime (in person), 1944-The-Way-Ahead (in person), 1969-Frost-on-Saturday (in person), 1968-The-Strange-Case-of-Dr.-Jekyll-and-Mr.-Hyde (Performer), 1957-The-Shiralee (Performer), 1969-1976-The-Good-Old-Days (in person), 1974-Look-Who's-Talking (in person), 1974-The-Wheeltappers-and-Shunters-Social-Club (in person), 1973-Shut-That-Door! (in person), 1969-The-David-Frost-Show (in person), 1968-BBC-Show-of-the-Week (in person), 1967-The-Hollywood-Squares (in person), 1966-The-Russians-Are-Coming-the-Russians-Are-Coming (Performer), 2003-Ed-Sullivan-Presents:-The-Beatles (Other), 1963-1967-The-Ed-Sullivan-Show (in person), 1969-The-Best-House-in-London (Performer), 1969-As-Good-Cooks-Go (Performer), 1984-This-Is-Your-Life (in person), 1973-1974-Looks-Familiar (in person), 1972-The-Golden-Shot (in person), 1968-International-Cabaret (in person), 1966-1967-Girl-Talk (in person), 1962-Saturday-Bandbox (in person), 1950-The-Blue-Lamp (in person), 1946-London-Town (in person), 1951-All-Star-Revue (Performer), 1979-Matt-and-Jenny (Performer), 1964-The-Ed-Sullivan-Show (Sound), 1971-Bedknobs-and-Broomsticks (Performer), 1964-Mr.-Scrooge (Performer), 1949-Somewhere-in-Politics (Performer), 1978-The-Word (in person), 1970-The-Mike-Douglas-Show (in person), 1969-The-Liberace-Show (in person), 1967-The-Joey-Bishop-Show (in person), 1964-The-Entertainers (in person), 1962-1963-Comedy-Bandbox (in person)
Theater Credits
Broadway-Follies - Performer (March 15, 1981 - March 15, 1981), Something's-Afoot - Performer (May 27, 1976 - July 18, 1976), A-Time-for-Singing - Performer (May 21, 1966 - June 25, 1966), The-Girl-Who-Came-to-Supper - Performer (December 8, 1963 - March 14, 1964)

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