Suzette Tarri

Postcard of Suzette Tarri

Ada Barbara Harriett Tarry, better known by her stage name Suzette Tarri (Shoreditch, 2 January 1881-10 October 1955) was a popular Cockney stage and radio comedian of the 1930s and 1940s. She worked with Harry Hemsley in recordings in the late thirties, often in the role of a cockney charwoman. Tarri became well known on the BBC's ITMA radio shows during World War II. Her signature song was "Red Sails in the Sunset".[1] She was a president of the Concert Artistes Association.[2] She also appeared in the film Somewhere in Civvies (1943).[3]

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  1. ^ The Man Who Wrote The Teddy Bears' Picnic. How Irish-born lyricist and composer Jimmy Kennedy became one of the twentieth century's finest songwriters. 2011 146788569X "More unconventionally, the British comedienne Suzette Tarri, who became well known on the BBC's ITMA radio shows during World War II, adopted it as her signature tune."
  2. ^ The Stage Year Book - Page 25 1956 "The death of Suzette Tarri, a former President, was a sad loss, and among prominent members who died during the year were "
  3. ^ "Suzette Tarri". BFI.

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