Petula Clark

Petula Clark

  • Highest Rated: 100% Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
  • Lowest Rated: 56% Promoter (1952)
  • Birthday: Nov 15, 1932
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Her father invented her stage name, Petula, a combination of the names of two former girlfriends, Pet and Ulla. Lived with her grandparents in South Wales during the Second World War and learned to speak Welsh because they spoke little English. First appeared on the radio in 1942 when the producer of the It's All Yours radio show asked if anyone wanted to sing a song to entertain the troops. Was asked to sing at the national victory celebration in Trafalgar Square, London to mark the end of World War II. Released her first single, "Put Your Shoes On, Lucy," in 1947. In 1955, started a relationship with Joe "Mr Piano" Henderson which lasted two years and was ended by him because he didn't want to become known as "Mr Petula Clark". In 1957, met her future husband, Claude Wolff, while working in Paris. Her cover of the song "Sailor" in 1961 was her first U.K. number one single. In 1968, held the arm of the singer, Harry Belafonte, while singing an anti-war song with him; the first time physical contact between a black man and a white woman had appeared on US television.Starred in the 1981 West End revival of The Sound of Music as Maria; her performance drew such a strong response that her six-month contract was extended to 13 months. Made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1998. Her recording of "Downtown" was inducted into the Grammy Hall Fame in 2003. In 2010, became president of the Hastings Musical Festival, and toured Australia, New Zealand and Quebec to sell-out crowds.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Mantovani, The King Of Strings Actor 2014
95% Sing Your Song Petula Clark $48.2K 2012
84% Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould Actor $0.2M 2010
No Score Yet Petula Clark: Portrait of Petula Clark Actor 2008
No Score Yet Quincy Jones - The 75th Birthday Celebration: Live At Montreux 2008 Actor 2008
No Score Yet The British Beat Live!: Best of the '60s Actor 2007
No Score Yet Petula Clark - At the Turn of the Year Actor 2005
No Score Yet John & Yoko: Give Peace a Song Actor 2005
No Score Yet Petula Clark - Live at the Paris Olympia Actor 2004
No Score Yet Charlie Chaplin: The Forgotten Years Actor 2003
No Score Yet Petula Clark: A Sign of the Times Actor 2001
No Score Yet Dean Martin: That's Amore! Actor 2001
No Score Yet Petula Clark: This Is My Song Actor 2001
No Score Yet Petula Clark - A Sign of the Times Actor 2001
No Score Yet Burt Bacharach & Hal David - A Tribute To Actor 2001
No Score Yet Stonewall 25: Voices of Pride and Protest Actor 1994
100% Goodbye, Mr. Chips Katherine 1969
57% Finian's Rainbow Sharon McLonergan 1968
No Score Yet Petula Clark Spectacular Actor 1968
No Score Yet The Runaway Bus Stewardess 'Nikki' Nicholls 1954
No Score Yet Gay Dog Sally Gray 1954
No Score Yet Wishing Well (The Happiness of Three Women) Delith 1954
56% Promoter Nellie Cotterill 1952
No Score Yet Made in Heaven Julie Topham 1952
No Score Yet White Corridors Joan Shepherd 1951
No Score Yet Madame Gambles Actor 1951
No Score Yet Dance Hall Georgie Wilson 1950
No Score Yet The Romantic Age Julie Dickson 1949
100% I Know Where I'm Going! Cheril 1947
No Score Yet Vice Versa Dulcie Grimstone 1947
No Score Yet London Town Peggy Sanford 1946
No Score Yet Query (Murder in Reverse) Jill as a Child 1945

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2017
100% The Muppet Show
1976-1981
Guest
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Flip Wilson Show
1970-1974
Guest
  • 1971

QUOTES FROM Petula Clark CHARACTERS

Katherine
...but you risk losing everything you hold dear.
Katherine
But you risk losing everything you hold dear.
Arthur Chipping
Everything I hold dear (as he holds Katherine) I am holding now.
Arthur Chipping
Everything I hold dear [as he holds Katherine] I am holding now.