Source of Wealth:singing, acting, composing songs
Birth Place:Epsom, Surrey, England
Full Name:Petula Sally Olwen Clark
Date of Birth:November 15, 1932
Occupation:singer, actress, composer
About Petula Sally Olwen Clark
Petula Clark is a British singer, actress, and composer who has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Clark began her career at the age of nine, when she debuted on radio while she and her father attended a BBC broadcast in 1942. Her rendition of the song Mighty Lak' a Rose gained much public acclaim.
She made 500 appearances on several troop entertainment programs. Aside from her radio work, she toured with Julie Andrews across the United Kingdom.
Clark was discovered by film director Maurice Elvey in 1944. She joined the cast of the war drama Medal for the General. Other films she appeared in include such films as Strawberry Roan, I Know Where I'm Going!, London Town, and Here Come the Huggetts, among others.
Clark began her television career in 1946, appearing on the BBC variety show, Cabaret Cartoons. Her first song; "Put Your Shoes On, Lucy"; was released in 1949.
Other hits under Clark's name in the UK during the 1950s include "The Little Shoemaker," "Majorca," "Suddenly There's a Valley," and "With All My Heart."
She is best known for her hit single "Downtown" in 1964. The song released in four different languages.
Some of Clark's other Top 40 hits include "I Know a Place," "My Love," "A Sign of the Times," "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love," "This Is My Song" and "Don't Sleep in the Subway."
She starred in musical films, such as 1968's In Finian's Rainbow, for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
In the 1970s, she continued touring across the US and Europe, performing in clubs and charting singles such as "Melody Man," "The Song of My Life," "I Don't Know How To Love Him," "The Wedding Song," and "Loving Arms."
In 1998, Clark was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. She was given the Médaille du Commandeur de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres de France by the Republic of France's Culture Minister in 2012.
Petula Sally Olwen Clark was born on November 15, 1932 in Epsom, Surrey, England. She married publicist Claude Wolff, and has three children.