Shirley Bassey singer of Goldfinger (1964),Diamonds Are Forever (1971)and Moonraker (1979)
The film world is celebrating the 50th year of James Bond. Here's a look back at the African-Americans whose characters or music have added colorful flavor to the longest running movie franchise.
Bassey was a triple threat songstress for the franchise. She sang the title track Goldfinger, which sold over a million copies in 1965. Bassey also sang the '70s title tracks for Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker.