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Tessie O'Shea

The Last Great Cruise of The Queen Mary
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The Entertainers by: The Queen Mary Archivist

Date added: 4 Oct 2017

Teresa Mary "Tessie" O'Shea (13 March 1913 – 21 April 1995) was a Welsh entertainer and actress Born in Cardiff, Tessie O'Shea was reared in the British music hall tradition. She performed on stage as early as age six, billed "The Wonder of Wales".

In the 1940s, she was a frequent headliner at the London Palladium, and established herself as a hit recording artist in the 1950s.

In 1963 O'Shea was a guest on The Ed Sullivan Show. She was popular enough that she came back in 1964 and shared the billing with The Beatles. Their joint appearance drew what was then the largest audience in the history of American television, helping bring her to American audiences.

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