The Ross Sisters were a trio of female sibling singing dancers consisting of Aggie Ross, Elmira Ross, and Maggie Ross, (whose real names were Veda Victoria, Dixie Jewel and Betsy Ann Ross). The Ross Sisters performed as a 3-part harmony trio, in which they also danced and did acrobatics and contortionism.
Their public attention peaked during the 1940s, during which they were featured prominently in the film Broadway Rhythm. A shortened version of this same clip also appears in the compilation film “That’s Entertainment! III” (1994). This is the full length video, “From The Top”, excellent quality, please enjoy! This video has been color enhanced!
THE TEXAS TRIO
Who were the Amazing Ross Sisters and what made them so amazing?
Betsy Ann Ross, Dixie Jewel Ross, and Veda Victoria Ross, known as Aggie, Elmira, and Maggie respectively, were three Texas born sisters who had moderate success in showbiz in the 1940’s. They were known for snazzy dances that incorporated incredible contorted moves. It is from the 1944 film, Broadway Rhythm, and it features the three Ross Sisters in a rendition of Solid Potato Salad. I’m not exactly sure what “solid potato salad” means, but the song is spectacular nonetheless.
The dance starts of innocuous enough until you get to about the one minute mark. That’s when the mind-blowing body contortions begin!
Words cannot adequately describe what happens next, so I will just say it again- YOU MUST WATCH!