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Turns out Barbra Streisand won't be the only diva doing a star turn on this year's Oscarcast. On Friday, the academy announced that Dame Shirley Bassey is set to sing "Goldfinger" as part of the golden anniversary tribute to the James Bond film franchise. This marks the first appearance on the Oscars for the Welsh songstress, who rocketed to fame stateside in 1964 with her rendition of this title track to the third Bond film. (Watch her belt out this number in the first video below.) -Insertgroups:8- That song was snubbed by the Oscars as were Bassey's other two Bond theme tunes -- her iconic rendition of "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971) and the less memorable "Moonraker" (1979).  In 1964, the Best Song Oscar went to "Chim, Chim, Cheer-ee" from "Mary Poppins," the biggest hit of the year. The four also-rans include three title tracks little heard since -- "Dear Heart," "Hush Hus »


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