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Tessie O'Shea (1913–1995)

Actress | Soundtrack

She was aptly and affectionately dubbed "Two Ton Tessie" not only for her plentiful girth but for the tons of talent she possessed as one of the British Isle's most beloved, unabashed music hall ... read full biography
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Mar 13, 1913 (died Apr 21, 1995) | 5' 7½" (1.71m)
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66 titles
Released Film and Video (9 titles) Budget Opening Weekend Gross
(US & Canada)
Gross
(Worldwide)
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
Mrs. Hobday Mrs. Hobday   See fewer
$20MM
The Best House in London (1969)
Singer Singer   See fewer
$3.9MM
The Shiralee (1957)
Bella Bella   See fewer
The Blue Lamp (1950)
Herself, Performer ("There Isn't Enough to Go Round", "I'm Looking for a Lad") (uncredited), Writer ("I'm Looking for a Lad") (uncredited) Herself, Performer ("There Isn't Enough to Go Round", "I'm Looking for a Lad") (uncredited), Writer ("I'm Looking for a Lad") (uncredited)   See fewer
Somewhere in Politics (1948)
Daisy Smart, Performer ("Spade and Bucket") (uncredited) Daisy Smart, Performer ("Spade and Bucket") (uncredited)   See fewer
Holiday's with Pay (1948)
Pansy Rogers (as Two Ton Tessie O'Shea), Performer ("Strolling Along By The Seaside", "He Isn't Much To Look At") (uncredited) Pansy Rogers (as Two Ton Tessie O'Shea), Performer ("Strolling Along By The Seaside", "He Isn't Much To Look At") (uncredited)   See fewer
London Town (1946)
Herself, Soundtrack (aka "My Old Man (Said Follow the Van)") (performer: "So Would I", "My Heart Goes Crazy", "Don't Dilly Dally on the Way", "Any Old Iron", "Wot Cher, Knocked 'Em in the Old Kent Road") (uncredited) Herself, Soundtrack (aka "My Old Man (Said Follow the Van)") (performer: "So Would I", "My Heart Goes Crazy", "Don't Dilly Dally on the Way", "Any Old Iron", "Wot Cher, Knocked 'Em in the Old Kent Road") (uncredited)   See fewer
The Way Ahead (1944)
Herself - ENSA Entertainer, Performer ("If You Were the Only Girl (in the World)") (uncredited) Herself - ENSA Entertainer, Performer ("If You Were the Only Girl (in the World)") (uncredited)   See fewer
Released Television (10 titles) Episodes
Armchair Britain (2018)
(TV Series) - Performer ("You're at Blackpool by the Sea") (1 episode, 2018) Performer ("You're at Blackpool by the Sea") (1 episode, 2018)   See fewer
Blackpool (Oct 12, 2018) Season 1, Episode 5 - Performer ("You're at Blackpool by the Sea") (uncredited) Performer ("You're at Blackpool by the Sea") (uncredited)   See fewer
1
Matt and Jenny (1979)
(TV Series) - Cora (1 episode, 1979) Cora (1 episode, 1979)   See fewer
The Mast (Dec 16, 1979) Season 1, Episode 9 - Cora Cora   See fewer
1
As Good Cooks Go (1969–1970)
(TV Series) - Blodwen O'Reilly (7 episodes, 1969) Blodwen O'Reilly (7 episodes, 1969)   See fewer
Bring on the Ghosts (Mar 4, 1970) Season 1, Episode 7 - Blodwen O'Reilly Blodwen O'Reilly   See fewer
7
Comedy Playhouse (1969)
(TV Series) - Blodwen O'Reilly (1 episode, 1969) Blodwen O'Reilly (1 episode, 1969)   See fewer
As Good Cooks Go (May 5, 1969) Season 8, Episode 4 - Blodwen O'Reilly Blodwen O'Reilly   See fewer
1
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1968)
(TV Movie) - Tessie O'Toole, Performer ("Soldiers of the Queen") (uncredited) Tessie O'Toole, Performer ("Soldiers of the Queen") (uncredited)   See fewer
Toast of the Town (1964–1967)
(TV Series) - Singer (1 episode, 1967), Performer ("I've Got Rhythm", "(Love Is) The Tender Trap", "Two-Ton Tessie from Tennessee") (1 episode, 1964), Herself - Singer (1 episode, 1964) Singer (1 episode, 1967), Performer ("I've Got Rhythm", "(Love Is) The Tender Trap", "Two-Ton Tessie from Tennessee") (1 episode, 1964), Herself - Singer (1 episode, 1964)   See fewer
Episode #20.38 (May 28, 1967) Season 20, Episode 38 - Singer Singer   See fewer
Episode #17.19 (Feb 9, 1964) Season 17, Episode 19 - Herself - Singer, Performer ("I've Got Rhythm", "(Love Is) The Tender Trap", "Two-Ton Tessie from Tennessee") (uncredited) Herself - Singer, Performer ("I've Got Rhythm", "(Love Is) The Tender Trap", "Two-Ton Tessie from Tennessee") (uncredited)   See fewer
2
Mr. Scrooge (1964)
(TV Movie) - Mrs. Cratchit Mrs. Cratchit   See fewer
Tess and Jim (1956)
(TV Mini-series) - Actress (3 episodes, 1956) Actress (3 episodes, 1956)   See fewer
Episode #1.3 (Nov 24, 1956) Season 1, Episode 3 - Actress Actress   See fewer
3
Panto Parade (1954)
(TV Movie) - Actress Actress   See fewer
Four Star Revue (1951)
(TV Series) - Guest Welsh Music Hall Entertainer (1 episode, 1951) Guest Welsh Music Hall Entertainer (1 episode, 1951)   See fewer
Episode #2.15 (Dec 15, 1951) Season 2, Episode 15 - Guest Welsh Music Hall Entertainer Guest Welsh Music Hall Entertainer   See fewer
1
Archive Footage (2 titles)
Ed Sullivan Presents: The Beatles (2003)
(Video) - Herself (archive footage) Herself (archive footage)   See fewer
Van Kerslig tot Kollig (1982–1983)
(TV Series) - Herself (1982) Herself (1982)   See fewer
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