Petula Clark

  • Birth Name: Petula Sally Olwen Clark
  • Birth Place: Epsom, Surrey, England
  • Profession: Singer, Actor
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Fast Facts

  • 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, England to mark the end of World War II.
  • Released her first single, "Put Your Shoes On, Lucy," in 1947.
  • Her 1964 single "Downtown" went to number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
  • Made her Broadway debut in Blood Brothers in 1994, opposite David and Shaun Cassidy, and later reprised her role in the U.S. tour.
  • 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.


  • 1964, Grammy — Best Rock & Roll Recording: Winner
  • 1969, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1965, Grammy — Best Contemporary (R&R) Performance - Group (Vocal Or Instrumental): Winner


  • Barbara — Daughter
  • Patrick — Son
  • Joe "Mr Piano" Henderson — Ex-significant Other
  • Doris Clark — Mother
  • Leslie Norman Clark — Father
  • Claude Wolff — Husband
  • Catherine — Daughter

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