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Petula Clark CBE

Petula ClarkA singer, actress and composer who has been a star all her life. Brought up in Epsom, Surrey and best known for Downtown, Petula Clark surprisingly made her radio debut aged just 9 and appeared at the Royal Albert Hall when she was only 11. She now lives between Switzerland and Chelsea and can occasionally be spotted at La Brasserie in Brompton Cross. A lady of simple tastes, Clark modestly states: “The stretch limo with the blackout windows and the bodyguards are fun, but I prefer going out alone with just my bus fare in my pocket and catching a number 19 bus. The scenery’s the same whatever form of transport you’re using”. A Facebook page was created in 2012 as part of a campaign to make this legend a Dame. We back it with enthusiasm.

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2 comments on “Petula Clark CBE”

  1. Goodbye, Mr Chips. (1969) a film directed by Herbert Ross. Petula Clark teamed up with Peter O’ Toole and Michael Redgrave. It was Petula Clark at her very best. God bless her.

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