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Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, DBE (born 8 January 1937) is a Welsh singer with a career spanning more than 60 years. Originally finding fame in the mid-1950s, Bassey has gone on to be dubbed "one of the most popular female vocalists in Britain during the last half of the 20th...Wikipedia

Age: 78
Born: 8th January, 1937, Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales
Height: 5' 3" (160 cm)
Nationality: Welsh
Claim to Fame: best-known for performing the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Moonraker (1979). She is the only singer to have recorded more than one James Bond theme song.

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All By Myself

All By Myself (1982)

All by Myself is a 1982 album by Shirley Bassey. Having ended her contract with United Artists around 1980 (around the time that label was sold to Bassey's former home EMI), Bassey took a break from recording, and then began releasing albums on various labels. All by Myself was the first of these, issued on the Applause label. 1982 was the dawn of the CD era, and this was her first-ever album to be issued on CD. The album was also issued on LP and cassette. In the UK and some other countries, the album was titled Love Songs, with identical cover art, and under that name it charted for five weeks on the UK albums chart, on the K-tel label, peaking at #48. The original CD has since become scarce, though the songs have appeared on many compilations.

And We Were Lovers
I Am What I Am
Let's Face the Music
Love, Life And Feelings

She and Tom Jones are the only two Welsh artists (as of 2007) to have sung title songs from the James Bond series of movies


Sang the theme songs for three of the James Bond movies -- more than any other performer. Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Moonraker (1979). "Goldfinger" reached the #8 position on the Billboard Top 40 chart in February of 1965.


[on being awarded Dame Commander of the British Empire[ I was asleep and my manager came to wake me up because we were going out that night. I didn`t feel like getting up and I said. "Go away, let me sleep". Just as I was going back to sleep he said, "You wouldn`t get up even for Damehood?" I had to keep quiet for seven weeks. I nearly had a nervous breakdown. I was afraid to go out in case I told someone - my social life was nil


I think men are afraid to be with a successful woman, because we are terribly strong, we know what we want and we are not fragile enough.


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thousandoaks - Bassey`s first marriage was to Kenneth Hume (from 1961 to 1965) and ended in divorce. Her second husband was Sergio Novak. Bassey and Novak were married from 1968 until they divorced in 1977; Novak served as Bassey`s manager for this period of time. Bassey has two daughters and one adopted son. Her first daughter Sharon was born when Bassey was seventeen. Bassey`s second daughter, Samantha, was found dead in 1985 after apparently having fallen from the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, England. Bassey has always insisted the death of her daughter was not suicide.[ (6 years ago)

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