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Cilla Black

Occupation: Singer, television presenter, actress

Nationality: English

Born: May 27, 1943 (71)

Priscilla Maria Veronica White began her career as a singer in 1963 and is most famous in the UK for her singles "Anyone Who Had a Heart" (1964) and "You're My World" (1964), both reaching number one.Having a successful recording career in the 1960s, she became a prominent television presenter in the 1980s and the 1990s.In 2013, Cilla celebrated 50 years in the show business and the British television ITV aired a one-off Entertainment special on the 16 October 2013. The show featured Black herself and was called The One & Only Cilla Black.In November 2009, she presented TV's Greatest Endings on Sky1 and she appeared as herself in the first episode of series 4 of comedy-drama Benidorm in 2011.
The three-part ITV drama charts the life of the Liverpudlian popstar. Sheridan Smith is Cilla Black: First look Colin Firth and Sam Claflin were also spotted at day 11 of Wimbledon. Eddie Redmayne, Miranda laugh at Wimbledon The Gavin & Stacey star will portray Cilla Black in an upcoming three-part drama on ITV. Sheridan Smith: 'Cilla offered advice' The 70-year-old star describes herself as being "in your face". Cilla Black: 'Sheridan Smith is shy' Olivia Colman wins her third BAFTA in two years for her role in the ITV drama. Broadchurch wins at BAFTA TV Awards Olivia Colman and Jamie Dornan walk the red carpet ahead of annual ceremony. BAFTAs: All the best red carpet pictures The legendary stars get up to some fun ahead of collecting honorary awards. Cilla Black, Julie Walters pose for BAFTAs TV star also speaks about her cancelled sitcom with Paul O'Grady. Cilla Black happy to die in four years Blind Date's sexual connotations made it a tough sell to UK producers. Black pushed for UK version of Blind Date She will receive the honour for her outstanding contribution to TV over 50 years. Cilla Black for BAFTA Special Award She says that she "went to dinner" with Sheridan Smith to talk about the project. How does Cilla Black feel about biopic? Aneurin Barnard and Ed Stoppard will also be among the cast of the ITV three-parter. Sheridan Smith's Cilla casting confirmed ITV's three-part drama Cilla explores the singer's rise to fame in the 1960s. Sheridan Smith to star as Cilla Black The singer's latest track is her eighth Top Five single. Leona Lewis sets new UK chart record The former host will surprise two sisters whose mother once appeared on the show. Cilla Black for Surprise Surprise return The singer beats the likes of Cher and Paul McCartney with his first release. John Newman scores debut No.1 album The 70-year-old says that the presenter should revive the dating show. Cilla wants Willoughby for 'Blind Date' The actress also recreates the floor piano scene from Big with Tom Hanks. Sandra Bullock performs 'Rapper's Delight' The pair will star in Led Astray, which begins production this month. Paul O'Grady, Cilla Black for BBC sitcom Emma Bunton, Mollie King and Vernon Kay will also be on the celebrity panel. Cilla Black, Ross for Lemon's 'Keyhole' The show will feature some of its most memorable contestants. Cilla Black for one-off 'Blind Date' Ten more episodes will be broadcast in late 2013. 'Surprise Surprise' gets second series Digital Spy looks at some of the best, worst and weirdest dating shows ever. 15 classic bonkers dating shows The bear is up for auction along with teddies from other stars. Kylie Minogue voices teddy bear Ballroom dancing show does the double over X Factor this weekend. 'Strictly' Sunday results beat X Factor Keith Lemon teases tomorrow's first edition of ITV entertainment show Lemonaid. Cilla Black to guest on Keith Lemon show ITV confirms plans for a special edition of Cilla Black's famous series. Willoughby to host 'Surprise Surprise' The Voice host linked to new version of Cilla Black light entertainment show. Willoughby for new 'Surprise Surprise?' Benidorm reportedly leads to a 159% rise in holiday bookings to the Spanish resort. 'Benidorm' 'leads to rise in holiday bookings' Kym Marsh says that she would like to see Cilla Black on Coronation Street. Kym Marsh backs Cilla for Corrie Benidorm reverses ITV1's Friday night fortunes as 7.3m watch the award-winning sitcom return. 'Benidorm' back with record ratings The cast of Benidorm praise series four guests stars Bananarama. 'Benidorm' cast praise guests Bananarama Cilla Black repeats her desire for a small role in Coronation Street. Cilla Black reaffirms Corrie ambition Click here to watch a video of Cilla Black's cameo appearance in ITV1's Benidorm. Video: Cilla Black in 'Benidorm' Cilla Black makes a cheeky cameo in the opening episode of Benidorm. Cilla Black cameos in 'Benidorm' Paddy McGuinness states that he is looking forward to settling down with fiancée Christine Martin. McGuinness: 'I'd love to have children' Cilla Black says that she watching Coronation Street is like wearing comfortable slippers. Black: 'Corrie like comfortable slippers' Cilla Black admits that it is her ambition to appear as an extra in Coronation Street. Cilla Black reveals Corrie ambition Louie Spence suggests that his Benidorm cameo was eclipsed by the performance of Cilla Black. Louie Spence: 'I'm bloody good in Benidorm' Katie Price and Cilla Black sign up for guest appearances in ITV1's Benidorm. Price, Cilla Black land 'Benidorm' roles