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Dame Shirley Bassey To Make Special Appearance At The Oscars - Her First Ever!

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act February 8, 2013 at 12:22PM

It makes sense, since this year's Oscars will pay tribute to 50 years of James Bond films; Shirley Bassey recorded theme songs for 3 of them - Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker.
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It makes sense, since this year's Oscars will pay tribute to 50 years of James Bond films; Shirley Bassey recorded theme songs for 3 of them - Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker.

It was announced this morning, via press release, that Dame Shirley Bassey will make a special appearance on the Oscars.

We are thrilled to welcome the legendary Dame Shirley Bassey to our Oscar show... Her association with film music is world renowned and we are proud that she will be making her first Oscar appearance on our telecast," said show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

With a career spanning over 60 years, the 76-year-ol Bassey has recorded over 44 albums, sold over 135 million records and has sold out concert halls across the world. 

Apparently, her special appearance will include a performance. I won't be surprised if she sings one or two of her Bond tunes.

As you probably read here on S&A, the BBC honored Bassey in 2011 with an hour-long program titled Shirley, which starred Ruth Negga.

And, as of last summer, another project based on the life of the Nigerian-Brit icon has been in the works - this one with director Marc Evans helming it, which was selected as one of 25 feature narrative projects in IFP's 2012 Project Forum Transatlantic Partners’ Projects section. The film will focus on Bassey's early years.

The Oscars event will take place on Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on ABC.


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