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Petula Clark

Highest Rated:   100% Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
Lowest Rated:   56% Promoter (1952)
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British entertainer Petula Clark was a star at 11, headlining musical halls and BBC radio programs as a result of volunteering to sing for British wartime troops during a kiddie variety broadcast. So popular was Petula and so well-received were her gifts for vocalizing and mimicry that at one point in World War II, she "starred" in a comic strip. In 1944, Petula made her film bow in A Medal for the General, spending the next few years with the Rank Organisation playing cheeky but wholesome teenagers. A tad weary of portraying the same character over and over, Petula left for France in the mid '50s, where she scored her first significant success as an adult pop singer--despite the fact that she was still little-girlish in appearance, never standing any taller than 5 feet. Clark was "discovered" by American audiences thanks to her 1965 hit recording "Downtown," which led to other song smashes like "Don't Sleep in the Subway" and "I Know a Place." Unfortunately she scored her hit just after signing several contracts at less-than-star salary, so she was obliged to spend eight months working for a tenth of what she was worth. Petula's compensation for a series of British and American TV specials was rather more rewarding, as were her appearances in the expensive musical films Finian's Rainbow (1968) and Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969). Just before her enormous popularity settled into just plain popularity, Petula made headlines for an appearance on an ABC special in which she "scandalized" certain Southern viewers by holding hands with black singer Harry Belafonte. After several years outside the realm of superstardom, Petula Clark made a welcome return to films in the kid-oriented confection Never Never Land (1980); in the early 1990s she starred on Broadway with David Cassidy in the musical Blood Brothers.

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
83% Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould
  • Actor
$0.2M 2010
No Score Yet Quincy Jones - The 75th Birthday Celebration: Live At Montreux 2008
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Petula Clark: Portrait of Petula Clark
  • 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
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 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

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