Lily Morris - Don't have any more, Missus Moore (1929)
Published at : 02 Nov 2020
Lily Morris - Don't have any more, Missus Moore
Lily Morris (September 30, 1882October 3, 1952), born Lilles Mary Crosby, was an English music hall performer, who specialized in comedic singing.
Morris was born in the Holborn area, London, and began performing professionally at the age of ten. She built a formidable career, including several successful international tours. She had a particularly successful run at the Palace Theater in New York in 1928. She also appeared in the musical revue film Elstree Calling (1930), co-directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and a later appearance in the film Radio Parade of 1935.
She retired from the stage in 1940, except for a brief appearance in 1948. In 1941 she appeared as the formidable "Lady Randall" in the Arthur Askey comedy I Thank You but reverts to type in the final scene where she gives a rendition of the old music hall standard "Waiting at the Church" at an impromptu concert in a tube station bomb shelter.