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Petula Clark

Born on 11/15/32 in Epsom, England. Singer/actress. On radio at age nine; own show "Pet's Parlour" at age 11. TV series in England in 1950. Appeared in many films including "Finian's Rainbow" and "Goodbye Mr. Chips".

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  • Oct 20, 2010
Going through band in school, it made me appreciate the "band" sound that Petula had in her songs. She has a great voice and classic songs.
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Born November 15, with "a voice as sweet as chapel bells," Petula Clark first broke into the limelight during World War II when as a child she entertained the troops, both on radio and in concert. She is said to have performed in over 200 shows for the forces all over England before the age of nine and by war's end, Petula Clark--the British "Shirley Temple" who had come to represent childhood itself--was so popular in England she was asked to sing at a national victory celebration at Trafalgar Square. In 1944, Petula made her first movie and has since appeared in over 30 British and American films.

Throughout the forties and fifties Petula was a regular guest on a vast number of radio shows and became something of a television "pioneer" in England, first appearing on experimental TV in the forties and later as host of several of her own television series during the very early years of British programming, with Pet's Parlour being her longest running and most popular. Although she sang regularly in concert, on radio and TV all through the forties, it wasn't until 1949 that she recorded her first song Music, Music, Music and that pretty much sums up her very prolific recording career.

She has never stopped recording — 50 plus years and over a 1,000 songs and still counting!  Her first hits were children's songs like Where Did My Snowman Go (1952) and The Little Shoemaker (1954). To date, she has sold well in excess of 68 million ...

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Birth Date: November 15, 1932

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