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Petula Clark

(1932-), Actress and singer

Sitter in 25 portraits
Actress and singer. Clark began career as a child star entertaining the troops during World War II. Had her own radio series Pet's Parlour (1943) and made her film debut 1944. Clark's 1950s hits included The Little Shoemaker (1954), Suddenly There's a Valley (1955), With All My Heart and Alone (both 1957). During her pop career she has received ten gold discs for hits including Downtown (1964). Later films include Finian's Rainbow (1968) and Goodbye Mr Chips (1969). On stage appeared in Blood Brothers (1993-4) and Sunset Boulevard (1995). She was the first British female to win a Grammy Award.

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Petula Clark; Barbara Clark, by Eric Smith - NPG x28649

Petula Clark; Barbara Clark

by Eric Smith
bromide print, 1939
NPG x28649

Petula Clark, by Unknown photographer - NPG x28651

Petula Clark

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 21 November 1942
NPG x28651

Petula Clark, by Reuben Saidman - NPG x28650

Petula Clark

by Reuben Saidman
glossy bromide print, 1942
NPG x28650

Robin Richmond; Petula Clark, by Unknown photographer - NPG x28657

Robin Richmond; Petula Clark

by Unknown photographer
glossy bromide print, 1942
NPG x28657

Petula Clark, by Unknown photographer - NPG x28652

Petula Clark

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1944
NPG x28652

Petula Clark in 'Here Come the Huggetts', by (Ernest) Cyril Stanborough - NPG x34556

Petula Clark in 'Here Come the Huggetts'

by (Ernest) Cyril Stanborough
bromide print, 1948
NPG x34556

Petula Clark, by Walter Hanlon - NPG x135003

Petula Clark

by Walter Hanlon
modern bromide print from original negative, 1950
NPG x135003

Frankie Vaughan and Petula Clark, by Bob Collins - NPG x136318

Frankie Vaughan and Petula Clark

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square transparency, 1950s
NPG x136318

Godfrey Herbert Winn; Petula Clark, by George Douglas - NPG x137785

Godfrey Herbert Winn; Petula Clark

by George Douglas
vintage print, 1950s
NPG x137785

Petula Clark, by Anthony Buckley - NPG x76031

Petula Clark

by Anthony Buckley
modern bromide print from original negative, 1950
NPG x76031

Petula Clark, by Chris Ware - NPG x28654

Petula Clark

by Chris Ware
glossy bromide print, 1950s
NPG x28654

Petula Clark, by Unknown photographer - NPG x28655

Petula Clark

by Unknown photographer
glossy bromide print, 1950s
NPG x28655

Petula Clark, by Anthony Buckley - NPG x76036

Petula Clark

by Anthony Buckley
modern bromide print from original negative, 1952
NPG x76036

Petula Clark, by Albert Clarke - NPG x28656

Petula Clark

by Albert Clarke
glossy bromide print, 1952
NPG x28656

Petula Clark, by Albert Clarke - NPG x28653

Petula Clark

by Albert Clarke
glossy bromide print, October 1957
NPG x28653

Petula Clark, by Bob Collins - NPG x136327

Petula Clark

by Bob Collins
bromide print, 1960
NPG x136327

Petula Clark; Caroline Charles, by Jack Nisberg - NPG x135742

Petula Clark; Caroline Charles

by Jack Nisberg
C-type colour print, 1965
NPG x135742

Sheet music cover for 'Sailor' by Petula Clark, published by Leeds Music Ltd, after  Unknown photographer - NPG D48371

Sheet music cover for 'Sailor' by Petula Clark

published by Leeds Music Ltd, after Unknown photographer
halftone reproduction, published 1960
NPG D48371

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