Sunday, June 23, 2013
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Catherine Zeta-Jones
Song:Overture/All That Jazz
Album:Chicago: Music From The Miramax Motion Picture
Catherine Zeta-Jones is best known as a film actress. But she started out performing in musicals on stage in England. And she claims she always wanted to be a singer. So it's not all that surprising that she won an Oscar for her performance in the film musical Chicago. She was born Sept. 25, 1969 in Swansea, Wales. She acted professionally on stage as a teen. Her first starring role in London was in the musical 42nd Street in 1987. After a few more plays, she made her film debut in the 1990 French film Les 1001 Nuits. Then she starred in the British TV series The Darling Buds Of May. Catherine attempted to launch a recording career and appeared on the 1992 album Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of Spartacus. Her 1994 duet with David Essex True Love Ways charted in England. But she went back to acting in films and TV. Catherine's big break came when Steven Speilberg saw her in the 1996 CBS mini-series Titanic and cast her as the female lead in the 1998 film The Mark Of Zorro. That made her a movie star. And then her performance as Velma Kelly in the 2002 film musical Chicago won her critical acclaim and a Best Actress Oscar. Chicago was a musical that was first performed on Broadway in 1975. Attempts to turn it into a film were unsuccessful until Miramax got it done. It was very successful. Catherine continues to act in films but I think it's fair to say that she hasn't been as successful since Chicago. She is in the upcoming film RED2. She made her Broadway debut starring in the 2009 revival of A Little Night Music and she won a Tony. Catherine is married to Michael Douglas and they have two children. With her acting career stalling, maybe it's time for Catherine to record an album. Here's Catherine Zeta-Jones performing All That Jazz from the 2002 film Chicago.