PETULA CLARK BIOGRAPHY & PERFORMANCE LIST

PETULA CLARK BIOGRAPHY & PERFORMANCE LIST

Petula Sally Olwen Clark, CBE (born 15 November 1932) is an English singer, actress, and composer whose career has spanned seven decades. Clark's professional career began as an entertainer on BBC Radio during World War II. During the 1950s she started recording in French and having international success in both French and English, with such songs as 'The Little Shoemaker', 'Baby Lover', 'With All My Heart', and 'Prends Mon Coeur'. During the 1960s she became known globally for her popular upbeat hits, including 'Downtown', 'I Know a Place', 'My Love', 'Colour My World', 'A Sign of the Times', and 'Don't Sleep in the Subway'. She has sold more than 68 million records throughout her career. Clark was born to an English father, Leslie Norman Clark, and a Welsh mother, Doris (Phillips) Clark. Both were nurses at Long Grove Hospital, in Epsom, Surrey, England. Her father invented her first name and joked it was a combination of the names of two former girlfriends, Pet and Ulla. As a child, Clark sang in the chapel choir and showed a talent for mimicry, impersonating Vera Lynn, Carmen Miranda and Sophie Tucker for her family and friends. Her father introduced her to theatre when he took her to see Flora Robson in a 1938 production of Mary Tudor; she later recalled that after the performance 'I made up my mind then and there I was going to be an actress ... I wanted to be Ingrid Bergman more than anything else in the world.' However, her first public performances were as a singer, performing with an orchestra in the entrance hall of Bentall's Department Store in Kingston upon Thames for a tin of toffee and a gold wristwatch, in 1939 (source: wikipedia.org)

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Petula Clark FILMS LIST

  • 1956 Petula Clark Sings
  • 1956 A Date with Pet
  • 1957 You Are My Lucky Star
  • 1958 A Musicorama
  • 1959 Petula Clark In Hollywood
  • 1959 Pet Clark (US title)
  • 1959 Prends Mon Coeur
  • 1961 Tete a Tete avec Petula Clark
  • 1962 Rendez-Vous avec Petula Clark
  • 1962 In Other Words
  • 1962 Petula
  • 1963 Petula Clark
  • 1963 Le Soleil dans les Yeux
  • 1964 Ceux Qui ont un Coeur
  • 1964 Hello Paris
  • 1964 Le James Dean
  • 1965 Downtown
  • 1965 I Know a Place
  • 1965 The International Hits
  • 1965 Petula '65
  • 1966 My Love
  • 1966 I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
  • 1966 Petula Clark's Hit Parade
  • 1967 Colour My World
  • 1967 Color My World/Who Am I (US title)
  • 1967 These Are My Songs
  • 1968 The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener
  • 1968 Petula
  • 1968 Finian's Rainbow (soundtrack)
  • 1968 Petula Clark's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
  • 1969 Portrait of Petula
  • 1969 Goodbye, Mr. Chips (soundtrack)
  • 1969 Just Pet
  • 1970 Memphis
  • 1971 The Song of My Life
  • 1971 Warm and Tender (US title)
  • 1971 Today
  • 1971 Petula '71
  • 1972 Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 1972 La Chanson de Marie Madeleine
  • 1972 Comme une Priere
  • 1973 Petula
  • 1974 Come on Home
  • 1974 Live in London
  • 1975 I'm the Woman You Need
  • 1975 Just Petula
  • 1977 20 All-Time Greatest
  • 1977 Je Reviens
  • 1978 Destiny
  • 1983 An Hour in Concert with Petula Clark
  • 1983 and the London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • 1991 Portrait of a Song Stylist
  • 1992 Treasures
  • 1995 Blue Lady: Nashville Sessions
  • 1998 Where the Heart Is
  • 1998 Here for You
  • 2001 Sign of the Times
  • 2002 The Ultimate Collection
  • 2004 Live at the Paris Olympia
  • 2007 In Her Own Write
  • 2008 Then & Now: The Very Best of Petula Clark
  • 2012 Petula
  • 2013 Lost In You
  • MOVIES

  • Medal for the General (1944)
  • Strawberry Roan (1945)
  • Murder in Reverse (1945)
  • I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
  • Trouble at Townsend (1946)
  • London Town (1946)
  • Vice Versa (1948)
  • Easy Money (1948)
  • Here Come the Huggetts (1948)
  • Vote for Huggett (1949)
  • The Huggetts Abroad (1949)
  • Don't Ever Leave Me (1949)
  • The Romantic Age (1949)
  • Dance Hall (1950)
  • White Corridors (1951)
  • Madame Louise (1951)
  • The Card (1952)
  • Made in Heaven (1952)
  • The Runaway Bus (1954)
  • The Gay Dog (1954)
  • The Happiness of Three Women (1954)
  • Track the Man Down (1955)
  • That Woman Opposite (1957)
  • 6.5 Special (1958)
  • A Couteaux Tires (1964)
  • Finian's Rainbow (1968)
  • Goodbye Mr. Chips (1969)
  • Droles de Zebres (1977)
  • Never, Never Land (1980)
  • Sans Famille (1981 French television miniseries)
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