Born in England in 1930 - raised in Los Angeles
British Jazz singer and actress
Annie Ross was part of the legendary team of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross and originated the style known as vocalese.
She recorded seven albums with Lambert, Hendricks & Ross between 1957 and 1962
Annie left the group in 1962 and in 1964 opened her own nightclub in London. Annie's Room featured performances by such jazz luminaries as Joe Williams, Stuff Smith, Blossom Dearie, Anita O'Day, Jon Hendricks, and Erroll Garner as well as Ross herself.
Ross is also an accomplished actress and has appeared in a number of films. As a child, she sang "Loch Lomond" in Our Gang Follies of 1938 and later played Judy Garland's sister in Presenting Lily Mars (1943). Other notable roles include Vera Webster in Superman III (1983), Mrs. Hazeltine in Throw Mama From The Train (1987), Loretta Cresswood in Pump Up the Volume (1990), Lydia in Blue Sky (1994), and most notably as Tess Trainer in Robert Altman's Short Cuts (1993).