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Shirley Bassey

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8, 1937
Tiger Bay, Wales
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8, 1937 (age 83)
Tiger Bay, Wales


Jazz singer who is known for her work on the theme songs for the James Bond movies Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, and Moonraker.

Before Fame

She was discouraged by school teachers from having such a powerful voice. She left school when she was 14 to sing in public houses.


She has been involved with a lot of charitable works, including a performance on behalf of the Rainforest Foundation Fund.

Family Life

She married Kenneth Hume in June 1961; after their divorce on February 25, 1965, she married Sergio Novak on August 12, 1968. She has two daughters named Samantha and Sharon and a son named Mark.

Associated With

She made her first American TV appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in November 1960.