The Ross sisters, Aggie, Maggie, and Elmira, were a sensation in the 1940s for their performances in the film Broadway Rhythm.
Born in West Texas, they were known for their flexibility and choreography. They were a precursor to today’s modern contortionists.
According to a 1942 Billboard Magazine review, “The acrobatic antics of the Ross Sisters stop the show on two occasions. These kids are fresh, and their work is sensational”.
Their appearance in the 1944 film Broadway “Rhythm” with their performance of “Solid Potato Salad” left audiences in awe of their unnatural contortionist abilities.
After experiencing fame in the United States, the sisters went on to tour overseas in Europe. The sisters even performed for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at the 1946 Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium.
By 1950s, the sisters would marry and retire. Luckily, with video sites like Youtube, we can revisit these classic movies and their performances for today’s generations to enjoy.
The Ross Sisters have stood the test of time — that’s for sure!
Watch the color-enhanced performance below and please SHARE it if you think every generation should watch this!