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Singer, Actress

Petula Sally Olwen Clark, CBE (born 15 November 1932) is an English singer, actress, and composer whose career has spanned seven decades. Wikipedia

Age: 82
Born: 15th November, 1932, Ewell, Surrey, England
Height: 5' 2" (157 cm)
Nationality: British
Claim to Fame: Downtown

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Colour My World

Colour My World (1967)

Colour My World is the sixth album released by Petula Clark in the US on Warner Bros. Records. It combines cover versions of popular songs of the era and original material, much of it written by Clark and Tony Hatch, who produced the recording and arranged it along with Johnny Harris and Frank Owens.

Downtown
Here For You
I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
I Know a Place
 

There are definitely people who are stuck in the `60s and there are definitely people who think I am and it`s just not true. I was performing for a long time before the `60s and I`ll be doing exciting interesting things for along time to come.

 

In some ways, I`ve always approached singing as acting, and the voice is just like a way of carrying the song.

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)

He is a shy schoolmaster. She is a music hall star. They marry and immediately have 283 children...all boys!

A shy, withdrawn English schoolteacher falls for a flashy showgirl.

Finian's Rainbow
City After Midnight
ITV Television Playhouse
Track the Man Down
 

In 1969 she was in the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, room 1742 in Montreal, Canada, and was part of the chorus when John Lennon recorded the song "Give Peace a Chance".

 

In 1968 Clark and singer Harry Belafonte were singing a duet on her show when she touched Belafonte`s arm. A representative for the show`s sponsor, Chrysler Corp., saw it and ordered the director to have them re-tape the duet and not to have Clark touch his arm, the rationale being that viewers in the South would be outraged to see a white woman touching a black man, and the South was a big market for Chrysler`s cars. Clark redid the scene, but when she found out the reason why, she and her husband - the show`s producer - stormed into the control booth, ordered the director to destroy the second take and keep the original one. As expected, when the show was aired a few weeks later, many stations in the South wouldn`t show it, and Chrysler received many letters from outraged Southerners saying they would never buy a Chrysler product again because of the company`s sponsorship of the show.

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2sillytube - downtown,viewing the city as a place of beauty,accomplishment and sanctuary that it is (4 years ago)
Agnes - Happy Birthday Petula!!!I`m 30 today.Wish you good health!Your voice is beautiful. (5 years ago)
Suzanne Zeltman - Hi, Petula, My future husband and U are in a picture together it was taken April 4,2005 at the Hilton,NJ when U and the band was there. Allen was in his glory that night seeing U. He always drawed pictures of U. And Allen, passed away Nov.5,2006. He was a large Fan of Yours. When Allen, saw U that night his words were now I have seen everything in My Life. I was glad I was able to have a camera that night. Allen, was very Happy that night to be able to be next to Petula Clark. And now Allen, is in Heaven. But I miss him dearly. Suzanne.from Philly,Pa (6 years ago)
Agnes - Happy Birthday Petula!Today is 15th November!Congratulations! My favourite song from Petula:This is my song.And this is my birthday too!29! (6 years ago)
barry - I consider myself a very lucky man to have grown up during the 60`s and experience the best female vocalist of them all. Everytime I hear a Petula Clark song, it takes me back to a great place of my memories. Back then, whether you were "downtown" or "around every corner", Her songs captivated everyone. Thank you Patula for your contributions to the music world. (6 years ago)

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