Celebrity and pop vocalist who all released the #1 singles “Anyone Who all Had a Center” and “You’re My Globe.” She began her entertainment profession as a membership vocalist in Liverpool. Her initial record offer was with Brian Epstein. She starred in the 1970s tv series Cilla’s Globe of Humor and Cilla’s Humor Six. She acquired three sons, Robert, Ben, and Jack port, and a little girl, Ellen, with her hubby of three years, Bobby Willis. John Lennon helped her indication her initial record agreement in the first 1960s.
Full Name Cilla Black Date Of Birth May 27, 1943 Died August 1, 2015, Estepona, Spain Place Of Birth Liverpool, England Height 1.69 m Profession Pop Singer Nationality English Spouse Bobby Willis Children Jack Willis, Ben Willis, Robert Willis, Ellen Willis Parents John Patrick White, Priscilla Blythen Siblings George White, Allan White, John White Awards British Academy Television Special Award, NME Award for British Female Singer, British Comedy Award for Best ITV Personality, British Comedy Lifetime Achievement Award for Entertainment, British Comedy Award for Best ITV Entertainment Presenter Nominations NME Award for World Female Singer, NME Award for British Vocal Personality Movies Ferry Cross the Mersey, Work Is a Four-Letter Word, This is Coronation Street: The Anniversary Special TV Shows Blind Date, Surprise Surprise, Cilla's World Of Comedy, The One and Only, The Moment of Truth, Cilla's Comedy Six, Cilla, The World Of Cilla, Loveland
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# Fact 1 First female recording artist to be signed by Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles. 2 On Saturday 4 January 2003, she announced "on-air" that she was quitting as host of Blind Date (1985) after eighteen years, during a live transmission of the prime-time dating show. The programme's producers had not received prior notice of her decision. 3 Her real last name is White, but a reporter who reviewed one of her appearances incorrectly printed her last name as "Black". He gave her a favorable review, so she went ahead and kept "Black" for her stage name. 4 Revealed on Surprise Surprise! (1984) in 1996 that her favorite Doctor Who (1963) was Jon Pertwee. 5 Cilla came proud grandmother after son Robert and his wife Fiona had a baby boy called Max in August 2004. 6 Her children are Robert Willis (born 1970), Benjamin (born 1974), Ellen (born 1975) who only lived for 2 hours, and finally Jack (born 1980). 7 She is a fan of Coronation Street (1960) and appeared in their 40th anniversary special. 8 Was the highest paid female UK TV personality with her 1960s show, and then again with Blind Date (1985) (1985 - 2003) 9 Close friend of Dale Winton and Paul O'Grady. 10 Attended the wedding of Joan Collins and Percy Gibson. 11 She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1997 Queen's New Year Honours List for her services to entertainment. 12 Paul McCartney wrote the theme song, "Step Inside Love" which was also a single for Cilla Black. The Beatles version was released on the Anthology CDs. 13 Had a number 1 hit in the UK with: "You're My World". 14 Her manager was Brian Epstein, who was also The Beatles manager. 15 John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote songs for her to launch her career as a singer. 16 A friend of The Beatles, she was a hat-check girl at the Cavern during their formative years as a group.
Title Year Status Character World Cup 1966: Alfie's Boys 2016 TV Movie documentary performer: "Alfie" - uncredited The One and Only Cilla Black 2013 TV Movie documentary performer: "Liverpool Lullaby Oh you are a mucky kid" Rude Tube 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode ...Sings The Beatles 2009 TV Movie documentary performer: "If I Fell" - as Cilla 20 to 1 2009 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode The Wedding Tackle 2000 performer: "Something Tells Me Something's Gonna Happen Tonight" Edge of Seventeen 1998 performer: "You're My World" First Among Equals 1986 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode Top of the Pops 1968-1978 TV Series performer - 4 episodes Cilla 1968-1976 TV Series performer - 18 episodes Alfie Darling 1975 performer: "Alfie Darling" The Liver Birds 1974 TV Series performer - 1 episode Please Sir! 1971 performer: "La La La Lu I Love You" Pop Go the Sixties! 1969 TV Movie performer: "Anyone Who Had A Heart" Work Is a 4-Letter Word 1968 performer: "Work Is a Four-Letter Word" Alfie 1966 performer: "Alfie" Not Only... But Also 1966 TV Series performer - 1 episode The Ed Sullivan Show 1965 TV Series performer - 1 episode Shindig! 1965 TV Series performer - 1 episode Ferry Cross the Mersey 1964 performer: "Is It Love?" The Royal Variety Performance 1964 1964 TV Movie performer: "You're My World Il Mio Mondo" Actress Actress
Title Year Status Character The Girls Aloud Party 2008 TV Movie Nicola's Grandma Cilla's World of Comedy 1976 TV Series Vera Wilkinson / Christine Bradshaw / Carol Coombes / ... Cilla's Comedy Six 1975 TV Series Sally Norton / Vera Clayton / Christine Bradshaw / ... The Goodies 1971 TV Series Cilla Black Work Is a 4-Letter Word 1968 Betty Dorrick Thanks Thanks
Title Year Status Character The Friday Night Project 2007 TV Series thanks - 1 episode Self Self
Title Year Status Character 40 Years on Coronation Street 2000 TV Special Herself Martine McCutcheon: This Is My Moment 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself Comic Relief: The Record Breaker 1999 TV Special Herself Moment of Truth 1998 TV Series Presenter The Abbey Road Story 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself Children in Need 1996 TV Series Herself Stockton's Fling 1996 TV Series documentary Herself Great Performances 1996 TV Series Herself The Street Party 1995 TV Movie Herself The Beatles: All Together Now 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself Heroes of Comedy 1995 TV Series documentary Herself The Royal Variety Performance 1994 TV Movie Herself - Host An Audience with Jimmy Tarbuck 1994 TV Movie Herself Russell Grant's All-Star Show 1994 TV Series Herself - Guest Cilla's World 1994 TV Movie Herself - Host Pebble Mill at One 1993 TV Series Herself Cilla's Celebration 1993 TV Movie documentary Herself - Host Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes 1993 TV Special Herself Mr Bean: Blind Date 1993 Video Herself Trading Places 1992 TV Movie Herself - Hostess Happy Birthday, Coronation Street! 1990 TV Movie Herself - Host Live from Coronation Street 1990 TV Movie documentary Herself - Presenter ITV Telethon 1990 TV Series Herself - Singer Cilla's Goodbye to the '80s 1989 TV Movie Herself - Host Cilla's Goodbye '88 1988 TV Movie Herself - Presenter Sunday, Sunday 1987 TV Series Herself - Guest Ready Steady Go, Volume 1 1983 Documentary Herself Blankety Blank 1983 TV Series Herself The Keith Harris Show 1983 TV Series Herself Punchlines! 1983 TV Series Herself Live from Her Majesty's 1983 TV Series Herself London Night Out 1980 TV Series Herself The 22nd Annual TV Week Logie Awards 1980 TV Special Herself This Is Your Life 1980 TV Series documentary Herself Seaside Special 1975-1979 TV Series Herself Wednesday at 8 1978 TV Series Herself Top of the Pops 1964-1978 TV Series Herself / Herself - Performer: 'Baby we cant go wrong' The Basil Brush Show 1977 TV Series Herself Night Out at the London Casino 1977 TV Series Herself Cilla 1968-1976 TV Series Herself - Host The World of Cilla 1973 TV Movie Herself A Christmas Night with the Stars 1969-1972 TV Series Herself The Harry Secombe Show 1969-1972 TV Series Herself Musik aus Studio B 1972 TV Series Herself - Singer Engelbert with the Young Generation 1972 TV Series Herself Disco 1971 TV Series Herself Cilla Black Und Sacha Distel 1971 TV Movie Herself - Musician The Morecambe & Wise Show 1971 TV Series Herself TV Intim 1971 TV Series documentary Herself Rolf Harris Show 1971 TV Series Herself - Singer Tarbuck's Luck 1970 TV Series Herself 4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet 1970 TV Series Herself - Musician Galas del sábado 1970 TV Series Herself Pop Go the Sixties! 1969 TV Movie Herself The Royal Variety Performance 1969 1969 TV Special Herself The Bruce Forsyth Show 1965-1969 TV Series Herself BBC Show of the Week 1968 TV Series Herself Billy Cotton Band Show 1968 TV Series Herself Now and Then 1967 TV Series documentary short Herself The Val Doonican Show 1967 TV Series Herself Dee Time 1967 TV Series Herself The Impresarios 1967 TV Series Herself The Blackpool Show 1967 TV Series Herself As You Like It 1967 TV Series Herself The London Palladium Show 1966-1967 TV Series Herself Frankie and Bruce 1966 TV Series Herself (1966) Ready, Steady, Go! 1963-1966 TV Series Herself / Herself - The Storyteller The Eamonn Andrews Show 1965-1966 TV Series Herself The Ken Dodd Show 1966 TV Series Herself Thank Your Lucky Stars 1963-1966 TV Series Herself A Whole Scene Going 1966 TV Series Herself Five O'Clock Club 1964-1966 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest The Ed Sullivan Show 1965-1966 TV Series Herself - Singer Not Only... But Also 1966 TV Series Herself Juke Box Jury 1963-1965 TV Series Herself - Panellist / Herself - Surprise Guest / Herself - Mystery Guest The Music of Lennon & McCartney 1965 TV Special documentary Herself Discs a Go-Go 1965 TV Series Herself Blackpool Night Out 1964-1965 TV Series Herself Shindig! 1965 TV Series Herself - Singer Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium 1965 TV Series Herself New Musical Express Poll Winners' Concert 1965 TV Movie documentary Herself Ladybirds 1965 TV Series Herself Ferry Cross the Mersey 1964 Herself The Royal Variety Performance 1964 1964 TV Movie Herself Around the Beatles 1964 TV Movie Herself Surprise Surprise! 1984-2015 TV Series Herself - Presenter Backchat 2015 TV Series Herself Oh! You Pretty Things: The Story of British Music and Fashion 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself This Morning 2003-2014 TV Series Herself Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2014 TV Special Herself Loose Women 2008-2014 TV Series Herself - Presenter / Herself The Paul O'Grady Show 2004-2013 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest Host The One and Only Cilla Black 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself The Jonathan Ross Show 2013 TV Series Herself Through the Keyhole 2013 TV Series Herself - Panellist Paul O'Grady's Working Britain 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself Your Face Sounds Familiar 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge Les Dawson: An Audience with That Never Was 2013 TV Special documentary Herself (as Cilla Black OBE) Room 101 2007-2013 TV Series Herself 100 Years of the Royal Variety Performance 2012 TV Movie documentary Herself God Save the Queens 2012 Documentary Herself The One and Only Des O'Connor 2012 TV Movie Herself Cilla's Unswung Sixties 2012 TV Movie documentary Herself - Presenter Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2011 TV Series Herself - Presenter Arena 2011 TV Series documentary Herself Benidorm 2011 TV Series Herself Eric & Ernie: Behind the Scenes 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself (as Cilla Black OBE) Paul O'Grady Live 2010 TV Series Herself The Day John Lennon Died 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself Breakfast 2004-2010 TV Series Herself - Singer / Herself Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2009 TV Series Herself Piers Morgan's Life Stories 2009 TV Series Herself The Alan Titchmarsh Show 2009 TV Series Herself The One Show 2008-2009 TV Series Herself Gok's Fashion Fix 2009 TV Series documentary Herself Heston's Feasts 2009 TV Series documentary Herself Sex Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll: The 60s Revealed 2008 TV Series documentary Herself Happy Hour 2008 TV Series Herself 50 Greatest TV Endings 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself - Presenter How TV Changed Britain 2008 TV Series documentary Herself The Friday Night Project 2007 TV Series Herself - Guest Host The Best of the Royal Variety 2006 TV Series Herself The Bigger Picture 2006 TV Series Herself The Story of Light Entertainment 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself Eating with... 2006 TV Series documentary Herself Soapstar Superstar 2006 TV Series Herself - Judge Soapstar Superstar: Bonus Tracks 2006 TV Series Herself Parkinson 2001-2005 TV Series Herself Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself Avenue of the Stars: 50 Years of ITV 2005 TV Special Herself ITV 50 Greatest Shows 2005 TV Movie Herself Star Portraits with Rolf Harris 2005 TV Series documentary Herself Gloria's Greats 2005 TV Series documentary Herself 2005 BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself Cilla Live 2004 TV Movie Herself Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2002-2004 TV Series Herself GMTV 2002-2004 TV Series Herself The Variety Club Showbusiness Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Herself - Daily Express Readers' Award One Night with Barry Manilow 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself - Guest Johnny & Denise: Passport to Paradise 2004 TV Series Herself Sport Relief 2004 2004 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Superstars Bob Monkhouse: A BAFTA Tribute 2004 TV Special documentary Herself Dale's Wedding 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself Still Cliff 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself The Kumars at No. 42 2003 TV Series Herself Today with Des and Mel 2003 TV Series Herself The Late Late Show 2003 TV Series Herself Richard & Judy 2003 TV Series Herself Cilla in Black & White 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself Blind Date 1985-2003 TV Series Herself - Presenter Sing with a Star 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself - Presenter The Showbiz Set 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself There's Only One Paul McCartney 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself Pride of Britain Awards 2002 2002 TV Special Herself So Graham Norton 2002 TV Series Herself There's Only One Elvis 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself The Royal Variety Performance 2001 2001 TV Special documentary Herself SM:TV Live 2001 TV Series Herself Paul O'Grady's America 2001 TV Series Herself An Audience with Ricky Martin 2001 TV Special Herself The Unforgettable Frankie Howerd 2000 TV Movie documentary Herself Archive Footage Archive Footage Won awards Won awards
Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie Award shared with 2014 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Special Award 2000 Harvey Lee Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 1996 British Comedy Award British Comedy Awards Top ITV Entertainment Presenter
# Quote 1 I did fancy Paul ( Paul McCartney). I went through the whole Beatles. I started fancying John Lennon and then he wasn't interested, obviously. And then I went on to Paul and he wasn't interested. And I got on to George ( George Harrison) and he wasn't interested. And who'd have thought that Ringo ( Ringo Starr) today would look the cute one? He does. He used to look like Yasser Arafat. 2 I had to do the book because there was an unauthorized biography which didn't tell it like it was. 3 I didn't think before that I'd done enough to justify publishing an autobiography but after 40 years in show business I'm now ready to tell my story.
# Trademark 1 Mary Quant-style hairdos 2 Red hair