Shirley Bassey

United Kingdom

Shirley Bassey Bio

Who is Shirley Bassey

Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey (born 8 January 1937) is a Welsh singer. She had a long career running more than 60 years. She originally find her fame in the mid-1950s.

Early Life (Childhood)

Bassey was born in Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales. She was the sixth and the last child of her parents who were paternal Nigerian and maternal English descent.

Interesting Facts

Bassey father was Nigerian but she never knew him. She sang Perry Como's song "And I Love You So" at the wedding of Joan Collins and Percy Gibson.

Personal Life

Bassey was first married to Kenneth Hume in June 1961 but they divorced in 1965. She again married Sergio Novak in 12 August 1968. They have one child. they finally ended up their relation in 1977.


Bassey won the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) for TV Musical Performance of the Year.