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5 November 2014, 11:34 | Updated: 2 November 2017, 15:29
Cilla Black has been chosen by the Royal Television Society to receive their first Legends Award.
Cilla Black was one of the biggest female vocalists in Britain during the 1960s and an equally big television personality over the next four decades.
Black has been chosen by the Royal Television Society to receive their first Legends Award to honour her fifty years in the TV business. The award will be presented during the RTS Legends Lunch: In Conversation With Cilla Black OBE, on December 5 at the Houses of Parliament.
Black had the biggest selling single by a female artists during the '60s in the U.K., with Anyone Who Had a Heart in 1964 and followed with ten more top ten hits including You're My World (1964), You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (1965) and Something Tells Me (Something's Gonna Happen Tonight) (1971).
In 1968, she move her career to television and in the 1980s, she started hosting the long-running entertainment shows as Surprise Surprise (1984 to 2001) and Blind Date (1985 to 2003).
Watch Cilla Black perform ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’: