Clark, Chris

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Clark, Chris Gender: F
Christine Elizabeth Clark
born on 1 February 1946 at 06:50 (= 06:50 AM )
Place Santa Cruz, California, 36n58, 122w02
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
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Chris Clark (2009)
photo: Penny Shields Tocher, license cc-by-sa-3.0


American soul, jazz, and blues singer, who recorded for Motown Records. Clark became known to Northern Soul fans for hit songs such as 1965's "Do Right Baby Do Right" (by Berry Gordy) and 1966's "Love's Gone Bad" (Holland-Dozier-Holland). She later co-wrote the screenplay for the 1972 motion picture Lady Sings the Blues starring Diana Ross, which earned Clark an Academy Award nomination.

Clark became famous in England as the "white negress" (a nickname meant as a compliment), because the six-foot platinum blonde, blue-eyed soul singer toured with fellow Motown artists, who were predominantly black.

In 1982 she married Academy Award-winning screenwriter and novelist Ernest Tidyman. She was his fourth wife. He died from complications from a perforated ulcer on 14 July 1984 in London.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 1982 (Ernest Tidyman)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided copy of birth notice, Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, California), 2 Feb 1946, page 5, born at Sisters Hospital.


  • Traits : Body : Hair (Platinum blonde)
  • Traits : Body : Size (Height: 6 ft 0 in/ 1.83 m)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (Ernest Tidyman, 1982-1984)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Soul, jazz, blues)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Screenwriter)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Nominated)