1 THE great theatre star Anne Fields, born Jean Logan in Dalmarnock in 1932, was one of the last female leading lights in the golden age of Scottish variety. The glamorous star of summer seasons like the Gaiety Whirl in Ayr, pantomimes, reviews and more, appeared alongside Johnny Beattie, Jack Milory, Walter Carr and Hector Nicol, among many others.

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2 Anne’s father Frank, one half of song and dance double act Clifford and Clinton, inspired her and her first public performance was aged six at Springfield Road Primary School. Six years later, she appeared in Rothesay’s summer season show Babes In The Wood, alongside a teenage Jimmy Logan.

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3 Her Herald obituary notes: “When she turned professional, she gave herself a stage name to prevent any mix-up with the Logan family..she would no longer be Jean Logan; she would be Anne Fields, having taken the surname of her agent Billy Fields and her first from Anne Mair Hairdressers’ adjacent to Billy’s premises.”

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4 Anne’s first professional performance was at Barrfield’s Pavilion in Largs in 1948 alongside comedian Tommy Lester, swiftly followed by a winter season at the Palladium in Edinburgh.

Glasgow Times: Anne with Johnny Beattie

She went on to appear at most of Scotland’s big theatres, including Glasgow’s Pavilion and the Tivoli in Aberdeen, but the Gaiety always had a special place in her heart and she was a strong voice in its fight against closure in her later years.

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5 At the Pavilion she was billed as Anne Fields: Soubrette, performing “sweet songs” and she was very versatile, switching between elegant singing and risqué comedy with aplomb. Later, she started producing and directing plays at the Place Theatre in Kilmarnock. Anne was married to Ron Robson, who presented STV’s nightly current affairs show Here and Now with Bill Tennent. She died in July 2016 at the age of 83.