Starting as a child dancer Jessie made the big time aged 17 when she took over the lead from Gertrude Lawrence to rave reviews in "Charlot's Review of 1924". Today Jessie Matthews is most loved for her song, dance and comedy films of the nineteen thirties which include"Evergreen", "It's Love Again", and the risque "First A Girl". Jessie delighted audiences in the UK, USA, and Australia with her Revue's, Plays, Cabaret and Concerts from the 1920's to her death (from Cancer) in August 1981.
Her talent was not confined to musical comedy. She was the most popular British radio soap star in the 1960's as Mrs Dale in "Mrs Dale's Diaries".
Her cut glass voice, beautiful face, graceful manner, supple and vibrant dancing would thrill the world for 60 years. But inside her private domain, her life was rocked with scandal, ill health, broken marriages and insecurity.
If like me, you love everything Jessie and would like to see more of her film and television work or hear more of her music I have detailed the releases currently available (deleted titles may be found on auction websites).
To England's first Super-Nova I dedicate this web-site with love.
This website supports international human rights, secularism, and the protection of animals from cruelty. I hope here I provide a little relief from the ills of current affairs and provide some entertainment during your visit. Enjoy!!!
10 Years After Jessie Matthews Centenary *
Jessie Matthews in New York (Part 2): International Star of Stage and Screen
Jessie Matthews in New York (Part 1 ): The Making Of A Star
Londons Song & Dance Memories Of Not So Long Ago
Jessie Matthews Centenary Retrospective*
Memories of Jessie
An audience with Jessie Matthews
"The Good Companions"*
"Friday the 13th"
"Waltzes from Vienna"
"First a girl"
"It's love again"
* Most recently updated
Memorabillia & Merchandise
Jessie Matthews Sheet Music
DVDs (& VHS) *
Over My Shoulder
Over My Shoulder - on Tour
Dancing On The Ceiling
Links & acknowledgements *
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Stars in Jessies eyes
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