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Dame Shirley Bassey (born January 8, 1937) is a Welsh singer of mixed racial origins. She was born in the notorious "Tiger Bay" area of Cardiff. Her first UK hit single was the "Banana Boat Song" (1957), but she is probably best known for performing the theme from the 1964 James Bond film, Goldfinger. She also performed themes for two other Bond movies: Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker.
Bassey was knighted on December 31, 1999.