Elsie and Doris Waters performed together for more than fifty years, beginning their professional career in 1923 and giving their first radio programme in 1927.

During the second World War they were much in demand. They entertained people sheltering in the London tube stations. They visited and entertained wounded soldiers in hospital, and went abroad to entertain troops in the Middle East and in Burma. They raised a great deal of money for chari­table causes, never refusing a charity concert appearance if their engagements permitted.