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||October 28, 1927
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||Middlesex, England, GB
RATE AND COMMENT
Cast as an extra in "The Thief of Baghdad"
Began her career as a singer and actress in the 1950s
Made her TV debut on "The Benny Hill Show" (BBC)
Performed in the musical adaptation of Ronald Firbank's novel <i>Valmouth</i>
Appeared as a singer in "The Third Alibi" and "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone"
Appeared in the play "A Time to Laugh" with Robert Morley and Ruth Gordon
Won raves for her album <i>Shakespeare and All that Jazz</i>
Along with husband John Dankworth, founded The Stables Theatre
Cast as Julie in a production of "Show Boat" at the Adelphi Theatre in London
Launched her career in the U.S. with a concert at New York's Lincoln Center
Starred in the musical "Colette" at the Comedy Theatre in London
Released <i>Cleo at Carnegie: The 10th Anniversary Concert</i>; won Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
Appeared with Frank Sinatra for a week of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in London
Published her autobiography <i>Cleo</i>
Made a cameo appearance in the HBO movie "The Last of the Blonde Bombshells" opposite Judi Dench and Olympia Dukakis
Featured in the British documentary series "Legends"