Adrienne Posta

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Adrienne Posta
Born (1949-03-04) 4 March 1949 (age 67)
Hampstead, London, England, UK
Years active 1957–2010
Spouse(s) Graham Bonnet

Adrienne Posta (born Adrienne Luanne Poster, 4 March 1949) is an English film and television actress and singer, prominent during the 1960s and 1970s.[1] She adopted the surname 'Posta' in 1966.[2][3]

Biography[edit]

She appeared in a number of films, including To Sir with Love and Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (both 1967), Up the Junction (1968) and Spring and Port Wine (1970). She also featured in many TV programmes including the first episode of Adam Faith's series Budgie (1971), where she appeared as a stripper. She appeared throughout the BBC 1 series It's Lulu (1973), singing, dancing and acting alongside her friend Lulu and comedian Roger Kitter.

Posta also recorded a number of singles.[1][2] She is now semi-retired and works as a teacher in the Midlands and at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.[4]

Posta is an honorary patron of the Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

Theatre[edit]

Discography[edit]

Her first recordings were as Adrienne Poster.[2][6]

  • 7" single "Only Fifteen" / "There's Nothing You Can Do About That" — Decca F 11797 (1963)
  • 7" single "Shang A Doo Lang" / "When A Girl Really Loves You" — Decca F 11864 (1964)
  • 7" single "He Doesn't Love Me" / "The Way You Do The Things You Do" — Decca F 12079 (1965)
  • 7" single "The Winds That Blow" / "Backstreet Girl" — Decca F 12181 (1965)
  • 7" single "Something Beautiful" / "So Glad You're Mine" — Decca F 12329 (1966)

Subsequent recordings were as Posta.[2][7]

  • 7" single "They Long To Be Close To You" / "How Can I Hurt You?" — Decca F 12455 (1966)
  • 7" single "Dog Song" / "Express Yourself" — DJM DJS 286 (1973)
  • 7" single "Cruisin' Casanova" / "Sing Me" — President PT 453 (1976)

She also recorded as part of Jonathan King's group, The Piglets:[8]

  • 7" single "Johnny Reggae" / backing track — Bell Records (1971)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Adrienne Posta". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 
  2. ^ a b c d Adrienne Poster, page on "Ready Steady Girls" (readysteadygirls.eu), accessed 19 November 2010.
  3. ^ p. 386, Dictionary of Pseudonyms: 13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins, Adrian Room, 5th ed., McFarland, 2010, ISBN 0-7864-4373-1.
  4. ^ [1] Archived July 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "About Us". The Music Hall Guild. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  6. ^ Adrienne Poster - Discography, accessed on line November 19, 2010.
  7. ^ Adrienne Posta - Discography, accessed on line November 19, 2010.
  8. ^ "Jonathan King", p. 280, Rock movers & shakers, Barry Lazell, Billboard Publications, Inc., 1989, ISBN 0-8230-7608-3.

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