Petula Clark. Petula Clark, CBE (* 15. November 1932 in Epsom in der britischen Grafschaft Surrey als Petula Sally Olwen Clark) ist eine britische Pop - Sängerin, Komponistin und Schauspielerin. Sie ist zweifache Grammy -Preisträgerin.
Petula Sally Olwen Clark, CBE (born 15 November 1932) is a British singer, actress, and composer. Clark's professional career began during the Second World War as a child entertainer on BBC Radio. In 1954 she charted with "The Little Shoemaker", the first of her big UK hits, and within two years she began recording in French.
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- Early years
- Music career
- Film and television
- Personal life
Petula Clark was a star at the age of 11. She starred in British concert halls and on BBC radio singing for the troops during WWII. She was a child star in a series of British films from the end of WWII through to the early 1950s,and by 1954 was having hit records. After a move to France in 1960, having fallen for a Frenchman, she had hit records all over Europe ,and by 1966 with such hits as \\"Downtown\\" and \\"my Love\\" having topped the American charts, became a truly international star. Petula Sally Olwen Clark was born in West Ewell Surrey, England on November 15, 1932. Petula made her first broadcast as a singer for the BBC Radio Overseas Service in October 1942, and became an overnight star on BBC National Radio in December 1942 at the age of 10.
After many radio shows for the BBC during World War 2, Petula made her film debut in \\"Medal for the General\\" in 1945. Notable films include the classic Powell/Pressburger film \\"I know where I'm going\\" (1945), London Town (USA \\"My heart goes crazy\\") (1946), Vice Versa (directed by Peter Ustinov) (1948), and the classic Huggett trio of family films which were to be the forerunner of television soap operas in the UK (1948-9). Her first leading role was in \\"Don't ever leave me\\" (1949), and \\"The Card\\" (USA \\"The Promoter\\") with Alec Guinness and Glynis Johns (1952). Petula was nominated for an award for best supporting actress in the hospital film drama \\"White Corridors\\" (1951) which even got shown in East Germany as well as New York. British film-goers voted her their 6th best actress in 1951 just behind Greer Garson and ahead of Jane Wyman.
As well as her film work, Petula was a regular on BBC radio and television and British stage variety shows, and from 1957 in France and other European territories. She acted in comedy radio shows such as \\"Life of Bliss\\" and radio series with her pianist and musical director Joe \\"Mr Piano\\" Henderson. Petula was a recording star in the UK from 1949, with \\"The little shoemaker\\"(1954) being her first top 10 hit (also hitting #1 in Australia) and \\"With all my heart\\" which took her to France where by 1962 she became their top female singer with such big selling hits as \\"Chariot\\", \\"Couer blesse\\" and \\"Ya ya twist\\", securing her the prestigious Grand Prix National du Disques Francais. Her hits in four languages included \\"Monsieur\\" selling a million copies sung in German! Her song \\"Sailor\\" became her first of 2 #1 hits in the UK.
Petula also had success as a songwriter with the Top 5 USA hit covered by the Vogues \\"You're the one\\" in 1965, and \\"Now that you've gone\\" covered by Connie Stevens. In Europe and Canada she had self-penned hits \\"Je chante doucement\\", \\"Que fais-tu la Petula\\", \\"You're the one\\", \\"Le agent secret\\", and \\"Bleu blanc rouge\\". Petula also appeared as herself and sang and wrote incidental film music for \\"A Couteaux Tires\\" (USA Daggers Drawn) in 1964.
As a dramatic actress on television, Petula starred in the 1957 ITV drama \\"Guest in the house\\". In 1972 she appeared as herself in \\"Here's Lucy\\" with the legendary Lucille Ball playing her secretary for the day! In 1981 in France, Petula had a major role in the French drama serial \\"Sans Famille\\". Hollywood films were \\"Finian's Rainbow\\" directed by Frances Ford Coppola with Fred Astaire (1968) giving Petula a Golden Globe nomination, and the musical version of \\"Goodbye Mr Chips\\" with Peter O'Toole in 1969. Her most recent film was the British movie \\"Never never land\\" (1980) directed by actress Diane Baker.
As a television star, Petula was one of,if not the first female singing star to have her own BBC TV series (1946) and since then has had TV specials and series around the world including one notable show which she hosted broadcast live to France from Liverpool's famous Cavern club. Petula co-hosted the BAFTA awards from the Royal Albert Hall in 1974, and hosted episodes of the legendary American series \\"Hullabaloo\\", Kraft music hall and \\"Hollywood Palace\\". In 1972 David Frost featured her as sole guest on one of his legendary David Frost Shows live from New York, and in 1979 she hosted a \\"Golden Gala\\" from London's Drury Lane celebrating the European Union and broadcast all over Europe. Petula's three American television specials (1968-70) were shown internationally, and her 1974 BBC TV series \\"The Sound of Petula\\" won her the \\"Most exciting female singer on TV\\" award. She hosted French shows, notably the popular \\"Top\\" and \\"Numero Un\\" series which were broadcast live!.
As well as her CBE presented by Queen Elizabeth in 1998, in 2012 Petula was awarded the honour of Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in Paris, for her distinguished career in France. In 2013 at the age of 80 Petula was back with a new Top 30 album success in the UK (\\"Lost in you\\" Sony Records), and her new recording of \\"Cut copy me\\" became a remixed dance top 40 hit all over Europe. The song was also voted by the prestigious \\"Time\\" magazine into their Top 10 songs of 2013.
Petula married Frenchman Claude Wolff in 1961, and they have three children, Bara (1961), Kathy (1963) and Patrick (1972). As of 2014, husband Claude still oversees her career, and Petula continues to perform.
In 2016 Petula recorded a concert for Arte Television in Germany in one of their popular \\"Live in Berlin\\" series to promote her forthcoming album \\"From now on\\" .This was shown in Germany and France and also shown by the BBC in the UK. The album hit the UK charts ( 62 years after her first chart success! ) and Petula also toured the UK with 15 dates in October 2016 to further promote the album with her one woman show.,which ended at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane,London.
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Petula Clark, Soundtrack: Goodbye, Mr. Chips. Petula Clark was a star at the age of 11. She starred in British concert halls and on BBC radio singing for the troops during WWII. She was a child star in a series of British films from the end of WWII through to the early 1950s,and by 1954 was having hit records. After a move to France in 1960, having fallen for a Frenchman, she had hit records ...
29.08.2021 · Petula Clark, CBE * 15. November 1932 in Ewell in der Grafschaft Surrey in Großbritannien ist eine britische Schauspielerin und Schlagersängerin. Schon mit sieben Jahren sang Petula Sally Olwen Clark, wie sie vollständig heißt, im Kinderchor und bald darauf auch im englischen Rundfunk, der BBC. In dieser Zeit avancierte sie auch zum ...
05.01.2022 · Petula Clark was born and brought up in Epsom, Surrey, U. K. to father Leslie Noah Clark and mother Doris Clark, and both of them used to work at the Long Grave Hospital as nurses. She grew up in the dire times of WW11 and used to live with her grandparents along with her sister Barbara. She was always inclined towards music and performed at choirs, restaurants, so her father gave her the ...
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