In music halls from childhood, Gracie gained fame playing the role of Sally Perkins in a touring revue called Mr. Tower of London (1918-25). She became tremendously popular in Great Britain with an act composed of low-comedy songs, such as "The Biggest Aspidistra in the World," and sentimental ballads, such as "My Blue Heaven." She had nine command performances between 1928 and 1964. Records and work in radio, film, and television spread her name throughout the world. She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1979.
Some of her hits: