Shirley Bassey

The most successful British female singer in history, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, Shirley Bassey, DBE, earned enduring fame for her powerful rendition of the theme to the 1965 James Bond film ... Read more »
Born: 01/08/1937 in Cardiff Bay, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (8)

The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

La Passione 1996 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Royal Variety Performance 1987 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shirley Bassey Special 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shirley Bassey Show 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shirley Bassey Show 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (6)

Sir Billi 2013 (Movie)

(Performer)

La Passione 1996 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Moonraker 1979 (Movie)

("Moonraker") (Song Performer)

Saint Jack 1979 (Movie)

("Goldfinger") (Song Performer)

Deadfall 1968 (Movie)

("My Love Has Two Faces") (Song Performer)

Goldfinger 1964 (Movie)

title song performer (Song Performer)

Biography

The most successful British female singer in history, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, Shirley Bassey, DBE, earned enduring fame for her powerful rendition of the theme to the 1965 James Bond film "Goldfinger," but her career, which encompassed over a half-century, also included a slew of Top 10 albums and singles from 1959 through 2009. Bassey's voice, rich and brassy but with often-exquisite phrasing, made her an ideal interpreter of jazz and show tunes, which formed the backbone of her prodigious recorded output. Outside of her native England, Bassey was best known for her Bond themes, which including "Diamonds are Forever" (1971) and her live performances, which drew sold-out crowds around the world. Endurance and determination finally brought her back to the U.S. charts in the late 1980s and early '90s through dance musicians like the Propellerheads, who tapped her still-forceful voice to lend that classic '60s-style pop feel to songs like the 1997 hit "History Repeating." Still drawing sold-out crowds to concerts in her seventh decade, while collaborating with contemporary artists for her albums, Shirley Bassey remained one of the entertainment business's hardest working and most formidable vocalists.

Milestones

Popular songs include "Get The Party Started" and "Love Story".

Known for such albums as "This Is My Life"

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