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Cilla Black

AKA Priscilla Maria Veronica White

Born: 27-May-1943
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: 1-Aug-2015
Location of death: Estepona, Spain
Cause of death: Accident - Fall

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer, Game Show Host

Nationality: England
Executive summary: You're My World

First managed by Brian Epstein, having been hat-check girl at the Cavern Club where the Beatles played. Her stage name "Black" was not chosen by herself, instead deriving from a mistake made by the editor of Mersey Beat. Black had two #1 singles in the UK in 1964, "Anyone Who Had a Heart" and "You're My World", the latter which placed #26 on the Billboard Top 100 in America. As her singing career tapered, she remained beloved in Britain, hosting game shows and other entertainment programs.

Father: John Patrick White (b. 1904, d. 1971)
Mother: Priscilla Blythen (b. 1911, d. 1996)
Husband: Bobby Willis (producer, m. 25-Jan-1969, d. 23-Oct-1999, three sons, one daughter)
Son: Robert Willis (b. 1970)
Son: Benjamin (b. 1974)
Daughter: Ellen (b. 1975, d. infancy)
Son: Jack (b. 1980)

    High School: St. Anthony's School, Liverpool
    University: Anfield Commercial College

    Officer of the British Empire 1997

    Work Is a 4-Letter Word (7-Jun-1968) · Betty Dorrick
    Ferry Cross the Mersey (19-Feb-1965) · Herself

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Selected albums:
Cilla (1965)
Is It Love? (1965)
Cilla Sings a Rainbow (1966)
Sher-oo! (1968)
Surround Yourself with Cilla (1969)
Sweet Inspiration (1970)
Images (1971)
Day by Day with Cilla (1973)
In My Life (1974)
It Makes Me Feel Good (1976)
Modern Priscilla (1978)
Especially for You (1980)
Surprisingly Cilla (1985)
Cilla's World (1990)
Through the Years (1993)
Beginnings: Greatest Hits & New Songs (2003)
Beginnings: Revisited (2009)
Cilla All Mixed Up (2009)

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