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Name: Jack Short
Dates: fl. 1920-1950
Notes: Father of Jimmy Logan aka Pa Logan. Jack Short formed his troupe, Jack Short's Starlights, in the early 1920s, his wife, May Dalziel and her sister Ella Logan were also in the company. Short and Dalziel both formed a stage partnership using their own names and appeared on the bill of many variety shows. The Short family could be described as a total showbusiness phenomenon. May Dalziel's sister Ella Logan went to America and became a successful actress staring in 'Finian's Rainbow' on Broadway. Their son, Jimmy adopted the surname of his aunt Ella and became one of Scotland's greatest entertainers, and their daughter, Annabelle is better known as Annie Ross, who starred as Judy Garland's sister in the Hollywood film 'Presenting Lily Mars'.
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