Petula Clark
Petula Clark
Celebrated Name: Petula Clark
Real Name/Full Name: Sally Olwen Clark
Gender: Female
Age: 88 years old
Birth Date: 15 November 1932
Birth Place: Epsom, Surrey, England
Nationality: American and English
Height: 1.55 M
Weight: 55 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Claude Wolff (m, 1961)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Patrick Wolff, Katherine Natalie Wolff, and Barbara Michelle Wolff.)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Petula Clark Lesbian?: No
Profession: Singer, Actress, and Composer
Salary:
Net Worth in 2021: $12 Million
Last Updated: September 2021

Petula Clark is a popular English singer, actress, and composer. She began her career as an entertainer on BBC Radio. In 1954, her song, “The Little Shoemaker,” attained great success, which led her to record songs in French and later to German, Italian, and Spanish. Her other popular hits include, “Downtown,” “A Sign of the Times,” and “Don’t Sleep in the Subway.” She has sold upwards of 68 million records to date. She has been successful in stage musicals and musical films as well.

Maybe you know about Petula Clark very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2021? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Petula Clark’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Petula Clark, whose birth name is Sally Olwen Clark, was born on the 15th of November 1932 to parents, Doris and Leslie Noah Clark, in Epsom, Surrey, England. Both of her parents worked as nurses at the Long Grove Hospital. It was her father who gave her the stage name, Petula. At the time of World War II, she lived with her grandparents and her sister, Barbara Clark. She showed an interest in music at an early age and began to sing in the chapel choir.

Personal Life

Petula Clark married Claude Wolff in 1961 and has been together ever since.  Together, they have a son named Patrick Wolff and two daughters, Katherine Natalie Wolff and Barbara Michelle Wolff. She has previously been in a relationship with Joe Henderson.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on the 15th of November 1932, Petula Clark is 88 years old as of today’s date 18th September 2021. Her height is 1.55 M tall, and her weight is 55 Kg.

Career

The 9-year old Petula Clark made her radio debut in 1942 while attending a BBC broadcast with her father. There, she volunteered a rendering of “Mighty Lak’ a Rose,” which garnered an amazing response, which in turn led to 500 more appearances by her in different programs.  Apart from her radio work, she toured the UK with fellow child performer, Julie Andrews.

She has also performed for popular political figures like George VI and Winston Churchill. In 1944, she was performing at London’s s Royal Albert Hall in 1944, where she caught the attention of the popular film director, Maurice Elvey. As a result, she was cast in the 1944 war drama film, “Medal for the General,” at the age of 12.  She then worked in several films including, “Here Come the Huggetts” (1948), “Vote for Huggett” (1949), and “The Huggetts Abroad” (1949).

She made her TV debut in 1946 with an appearance on the TV show, “Cabaret Cartoons.” This led her to be signed to host her series named “Petula Clark.” She began her singing career in 1949 with the release “Put Your Shoes On, Lucy.” In the 1950s, she had several hits including, “Majorca” (1955) and “With All My Heart” (1956), and “The Little Shoemaker” (1954), which was an international and even reached the number 1 position in Australian charts.

In 1961, she released the songs, “Sailor,” “Romeo,” and “My Friend the Sea,” which attracted great success. “Sailor” reached the top of the UK charts while “Romeo” became a part of the Top 10 charts, sold over one million copies globally, and earned her first gold disc, which was awarded to her by the RIAA.

In 1964, her song, “Downtown,” became a major international success and reached the number 1 position on the American charts in January 1965 and sold 3 million copies in the U.S. alone. The song was later inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004. This was number followed by several hits in the following years including, “My Love” (1965), “A Sign of the Times” (1966), and “This Is My Song” (1967).

In 1968, she starred in the musical film, “Finian’s Rainbow” and received critical acclaim for her performance, besides getting nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. In the 1970s, she released singles like Melody Man” (1970), “The Song of My Life” (1971), and “I Don’t Know How To Love Him” (1972).

In 1980, she performed in her last film, which was “Never Never Land.” Her last performance as a TV actor came in the 1981 French mini-series “Sans Famille.”In 1988, she released the remix of “Downtown” named “Downtown ’88,” which reached the Top 10 of the UK charts. Her most recent work was the 2018 album, “Vu d’ici.”

Awards & Achievements

Here is a list covering some of the Awards and Achievements earned by Petula Clark:

  • She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for “Finian’s Rainbow” in 1969.
  • She was the winner of the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary (R&R) Vocal Performance – Female for “I Know A Place” in 1966.
  • She was the winner of the Grammy Award for Best Rock & Roll Recording for “Downtown” in 1965.

Net Worth & Salary of Petula Clark in 2021

Petula Clark Net Worth
Petula Clark Net Worth

As of September 2021, Petula Clark has gathered a net worth of $12 Million. She has garnered most of her earnings from her career as a singer and actress. She has delivered several hits including, “The Little Shoemaker” (1954), “Sailor” (1961), and “Romeo” (1961). She has been the recipient of Grammy Awards for her album “I Know A Place” (1966) and her song, “Downtown.” She has been nominated for Golden Globe Award for her performance in the 1968 film, “Finian’s Rainbow.”

Petula Clark has been a great actress and one of the greatest singers of all time. What often gets overlooked was her attitude of encouraging new talent. With that being said, we wish her the best of luck for all for future endeavors and hope she keeps inspiring and entertaining us like she always has.

7 COMMENTS

  1. You came up in conversation with my partner while watching a touching moment in the film Notting Hill and I mentioned that I always admired Pet Clark and that you always seemed to know what you wanted and stuck to your guns, and by the way always loved your voice x

  2. You forgot a favorite film of mine that Petula Clark stared in titled “ Goodbye Mr Chips” with Peter O’Tool playing Mr. Chips.

    It’s a must and must have been nominated for something; it was quite wonderful.

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