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