Sally Olwen Clark, popularly known as Petula Clark was born on 15th November 1932. Hailing from Epsom, Surrey, she is a professional singer, composer and actress. She rose to fame at the age of 9 when she sang for the WWII troops stationed in England. Clark has over eight decades of professional experience on the stage, be it the West End, Broadway, or concerts.
During her long-reigning career, she has sold over 70 million music records. In 1998, she was also made a Commander of the British Empire, and in 2012, she became a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres on France.
She is the winner of 3 Grammy Awards and several others. She has received multiple Golden Globe nominations. Her first major award was Most Outstanding Female TV Personality of the Year in 1950.
Clark has a list of theatre credits to her name. Some of them are Maria Rainer in The Sound of Music (London Revival 1981); Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers (Broadway Production, 1993); Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard (Original London Production, 1993); Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard (London Concert Revival, 2004); Bird Woman (West End Revival, 2019).
Although widely known for her musical prowess, she has acted in many films, the likes of which include Medal for the General (1944); Strawberry Roan (1945); I Know Where I’m Going! (1945); Vote for Huggett (1949); White Corridors (1951); Made in Heaven (1952); The Gay Dog (1954); Track the Man Down (1955).
Clark’s list of songs covers a wide variety of genre and languages such as German, Italian, French, Spanish and English. They include The Sound of the Musical (2019); Now That’s What I Call Easy (2018); Cara Felicita (1967); Sul Mio Carro (1962); Alles Ist Nun Vorbei (1964); La Derniere Valse (1967).