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Born: November 15, 1932 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Surrey, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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1939:
First performed on radio at age eight; went on to entertain British troops fighting in WWI
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Put under contract by the Rank Organization
1944:
Made film acting debut, "A Medal for the General"
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Appeared on an experimental British TV program in the 1940s
1946:
First motion picture musical, "London Town/There Goes My Heart"
1948:
Was featured in the comedy film "Here Come the Huggetts"; appeared in two 1949 sequels, "The Huggetts Abroad" and "Vote for Huggett"
1949:
Debut as recording artist with "Music, Music, Music"
1950:
Acted in the British feature "Dance Hall"
1952:
Gave Alec Guinness his first screen kiss in "The Promoter/The Card"
1954:
Acted on stage in "The Constant Nymph"
1955:
Made American TV debut in a rare dramatic role in an episode of the ABC series "The Vice"
1957:
Sang at the Olympia Theatre in France
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Settled in France and began making records and nightclub appearances
1964:
Became international sensation singing "Downtown"
1965:
Appeared as a guest on "Shindig!" (ABC), singing hit single "Downtown"
1966:
Debuted as Las Vegas headliner
1966:
Starred in BBC variety series "This Is Petula Clark"
1968:
Moved to Geneva, Switzerland
1968:
Hosted own special, "Petula" on NBC; created uproar when she touched Harry Belafonte's arm on national TV
1968:
Was featured in the Francis Ford Coppola-directed musical film "Finian's Rainbow"
1969:
Co-starred with Peter O'Toole in the musicalized remake of "Goodbye, Mr. Chips"
1969:
Made second NBC special "Portrait of Petula"
1970:
Third US TV variety special "Petula" (ABC)
1973:
Headlined the British TV variety series "The Sound of Petula"
1981:
Appeared in film "Never Never Land"
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Headlined a London revival of "The Sound of Music"
1982:
Last feature (to date) "Never Never Land"
1983:
Played rare non-musical stage part in the title role of "Candida"
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Had lead in the British production of the musical "Someone Like You"
1990:
Starred in the London musical "Someone Like You"
1993:
Made Broadway debut in "Blood Brothers"; also toured in the show
1995:
Assumed the role of Norma Desmond in the London stage musical "Sunset Boulevard"; later toured in the part until 1997
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Reprised the role of Norma Desmond in the American tour of "Sunset Boulevard"
2000:
Debuted one-woman autobiographical show in Canada called "Petula Clark: This Is My Song"; show eventually filmed and aired in USA on PBS in 2001

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