An OMG Moment with The Ross Sisters


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While laid up at home battling sciatic nerve pain (which is pretty damn painful!), I turned on TCM for relief, and started watching BROADWAY RHYTHM, a 1944 musical starring George Murphy, Gloria DeHaven, and Jimmy Dorsey, among others. The movie itself was no great shakes, but this scene featuring a trio known as the Ross Sisters singing and dancing to “Solid Potato Salad” grabbed my attention:

Holy pretzels, Batman! Who were these scat-singing, torso-bending ladies?? I did a little research and found out, because… well, because that’s what I do! Apparently, they were Betsy, Vicki, and Dixie Ross from West Texas, who performed under the stage names Aggie, Maggie, and Elvira. These show-biz kids were teens at the time, but already gaining steam for their acrobatic contortions and three-part harmonies. The sisters even performed before the King & Queen of England at the London Pallaidium in 1946. Imagine that!

Betsy…

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2 responses to “An OMG Moment with The Ross Sisters

  1. “Sciatic nerve pain” = 3 of the scariest words in the English language for me! I experienced it myself at this time last year and it is indeed no joke. The pain was indescribable, it’s impossible to understand unless you’ve experienced it yourself (though I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy). I found ice, ibuprofen, and eventually physical therapy really helped. Feel better soon!

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