The Ross Sisters

The Ross Sisters

The Ross Sisters

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 performed as a three-part harmony trio, who also danced and had become particularly noted for their acrobatics and contortionism. Their careers peaked during the 1940s, when they featured prominently in the 1944 film Broadway Rhythm and it features the three Ross Sisters in a rendition of Solid Potato Salad.

The Ross sisters were born in West Texas, to Veda Cordelia Lipham and her husband Charles Adolphus Ross. Their performances were first reviewed on Billboard in September 1942, when they appeared in Boston in the show Count Me In.

They soon left the states to perform in Europe. The sisters arrived in Southampton, on the Queen Mary in September 1946. Several weeks later, they performed before King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at the 1946 Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium. They were featured in Piccadilly Hayride, a London stage revue starring comedian Sid Field, that ran from 1946 to 1948, and performed the song "Five Minutes More," a song by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, which was a hit for Frank Sinatra.

In this video the Ross sisters start inocent enough until it they really ramp up. That’s when the mind-blowing body contortions begin.

Words cannot adequately describe what happens next, so you will have to watch.