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Shirley Bassey


Shirley Bassey was born in Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales, and raised in the nearby working class neighborhood of Splott. Her mother was originally from Yorkshire, and her father was a Nigerian seaman who left the family when she was less than two. She later helped to support her family by working in an Enamelware factory. She made her professional ... See full bio »
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 2014 Guapas (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Los amantes del hotel M (2014) ... (performer: "History Repeating" - uncredited)
 2014 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Week 5: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (performer: "Big Spender" - uncredited)
 2012-2013 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #7.3 (2013) ... (performer: "Get the Party Started" - uncredited)
- Episode #6.6 (2012) ... (performer: "Get the Party Started" - uncredited)
 2013 The Oscars (TV Special) (performer: "Goldfinger")
 2012 Everything or Nothing (Documentary) (performer: "Goldfinger")
 2012 Celebrity Big Brother (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Day 6 (2012) ... (performer: "Big Spender" - uncredited)
 2012 Sir Billi (performer: "Guardian of the Highlands" - as Dame Shirley Bassey)
 2012 The Voice UK (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions 2 (2012) ... (performer: "Get the Party Started" - uncredited)
 2011 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 6 Perform (2011) ... (performer: "(Where Do I Begin) Love Story" (Away Team Remix))
 2010 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 8 Performance (2010) ... (performer: "History Repeating")
 2010 Memòries de la tele (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.1 (2010) ... (performer: "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?")
 2010 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #11.1 (2010) ... ("Kiss Me, Honey Honey, Kiss Me")
 2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (performer: "Get The Party Started" - as Dame Shirley Bassey)
 2010 The Sons of Tennessee Williams (Documentary) (performer: "New York, New York")
 2010 Secret Diary of a Call Girl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.1 (2010) ... (performer: "Spinning Wheel")
 2009 The New Paul O'Grady Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 26 November 2009 (2009) ... (performer: "Apartment")
 2009 The Graham Norton Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.8 (2009) ... (performer: "The Girl from Tiger Bay")
 2009 BBC Electric Proms (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dame Shirley Bassey (2009) ... (performer: "Big Spender", "This Is My Life (La vita)", "The Lady Is a Tramp", "Light My Fire", "My Way", "Goldfinger", "Diamonds Are Forever", "History Repeating", "Thank You for the Years", "Get the Party Started", "The Performance of My Life", "I'm Still Here", "Kiss Me, Honey, Honey", "Almost There", "What Now My Love", "After the Rain", "As Long as He Needs Me", "The Girl from Tiger Bay", "I Am What I Am")
 2009 ...Sings The Beatles (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Something")
 2009 The Real Hustle (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.2 (2009) ... (performer: "Goldfinger" - uncredited)
 2008 De l'autre côté du lit (performer: "Kiss me honey, honey kiss me")
 2008 The X Factor (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.1 (2008) ... (performer: "Get This Party Started" - uncredited)
 2008 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Karaoke Classics (2008) ... (performer: "Big Spender")
 2008 Two and a Half Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Little Clammy and None Too Fresh (2008) ... (performer: "As Long As He Needs Me" - uncredited)
 2008 So You Think You Can Dance Australia (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 20 Perform (2008) ... (performer: "Big Spender")
 2007 The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... (performer: "History Repeating")
 2007 Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off.... to Glastonbury (TV Movie) (performer: "No Regrets (Non Je Ne Regrette Rein)" - uncredited)
 2007 A Taste of My Life (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- John Barrowman (2007) ... (performer: "Goldfinger")
 2006 Sir Billi the Vet (performer: "Guardian of the Highlands" - as Dame Shirley Bassey)
 2006 Torvill & Dean's Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Las Vegas Special (2006) ... (performer: "Big Spender")
 2005 Nynne (performer: "Big Spender")
 2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (performer: "Big Spender")
 2004 Huips (TV Movie) (performer: "Big Spender")
 2003 Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Megan O'Hara (2003) ... (performer: " (Where Do I Begin?) Love Story")
 2003 Die Lugners (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... (performer: "History Repeating" - uncredited)
 2002 Happy Anniversary Mr. Bond (TV Movie documentary) ("Goldfinger")
 2002 Die Another Day: From Script to Screen (Video) (performer: "Diamonds Are Forever")
 2002 Merci Dr Rey! (performer: "If You Go Away")
 2002 Undertaking Betty (performer: "Lets Fall In Love")
 2002 Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Goldfinger")
 2000 Daria (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Psycho Therapy (2000) ... (performer: "History Repeating" - as Miss Shirley Bassey)
 1998 Little Voice (performer: "Goldfinger" (1964))
 1998 There's Something About Mary ("History Repeating")
 1996 Ik ben je moeder niet (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Peepshow (1996) ... (performer: "Big Spender" - uncredited)
 1993 Heartbeat (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Father's Day (1993) ... ("Goldfinger")
 1992 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Kapitel 5 (1992) ... (performer: "Kiss Me, Honey Honey, Kiss Me" - uncredited)
 1991 Muuttolinnun aika (performer: "Kiss Me Honey, Honey")
 1989 Forever Knight (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Nick Knight (1989) ... (performer: "The Rhythm Devine" - uncredited)
 1979 Moonraker (performer: "MOONRAKER")
 1978 Het is weer zo laat! (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- De sigaar (1978) ... (performer: "Kiss Me Honey, Honey" - uncredited)
- Stop de neutronenbom! (1978) ... (performer: "Diamonds Are Forever" - uncredited)
 1972 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 17 March 1972 (1972) ... (performer: "Goldfinger", "Something")
 1971 Diamonds Are Forever (performer: "Diamonds Are Forever")
 1971 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #24.22 (1971) ... (performer: "What About Today?", "Yesterday, When I Was Young")
 1966 Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Shindig in Europe: Part 2 (1966) ... (performer: "A Lot of Living to Do", "He Loves Me", "It's Yourself")
 1965 The Liquidator (performer: "THE LIQUIDATOR")
 1965 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.23 (1965) ... (performer: "The Lady Is a Tramp")
 1964 Goldfinger (performer: "Goldfinger")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "This Is My Life" (Comet) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

Dame Shirley Bassey | Dame Shirley Bassey DBE

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on being awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the the British Empire] I was asleep and my manager came to wake me up because we were going out that night. I didn't feel like getting up and I said. "Go away, let me sleep". Just as I was going back to sleep he said, "You wouldn't get up even for Damehood?" I had to keep quiet for seven weeks. I nearly had a nervous breakdown. I was afraid to go ... See more »

Trivia:

Winner, in 1977, of BRIT award for Best British Female Solo Artist of the previous 25 years (1977 awards commemorated the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth). See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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