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Shirley Bassey: I Am What I Am


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In a documentary that is almost as revealing as her dresses,
Shirley Bassey talks about her work and the cost to her family life.
"Success ruins your personal life and relationships, especially for a woman.... [it] broke up my marriage and it didn't help my children any," she says. She also talks about how, after the tragic death of her youngest daughter, she broke down on stage in front of an audience of 10,000 fans: "There was an anger there and a guilt and I didn't give myself time enough to grieve."
Filmed in London, Cardiff and Monte Carlo the documentary includes interviews with some of the star's friends and associates including her daughter Sharon, her musical director and costume designer. It also gives viewers the chance to peek into the wardrobe at some of her most glittering and glamorous gowns. A concert by Shirley Bassey follows.
Producer Mike Alexander ; Executive producer PhilGeorge Stereo


Talks: Shirley Bassey
Talks: Monte Carlo
Unknown: Shirley Bassey
Producer: Mike Alexander

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