Actress and singer Anita Harris found her feet in show business as a young ice-skater and has glided with the style and grace of a true professional ever since. Still cutting a sensationally fit figure, it seems almost unbelievable that Anita's career has spanned over fifty years, starting when as a 15 year old she was spotted on a London ice rink and was whisked away to Las Vegas to appear, three times a night, in a top revue.
Returning to the UK, Anita went on to work with The Cliff Adams Singers, subsequently appearing in two Carry On films, as well as hitting the top of the singles charts, not to mention becoming a pantomime legend as Peter Pan, a feline star in Cats in the West End (for 13 years, no less!), featuring in seven Royal Command Performances, and presenting her own one woman shows, Curtain Up, Light the Lights!!! and An Evening With Anita Harris, a wonderful cocktail of song, glitz, chat and humour.
Her successful recording career included the singles Lies (1964) and Don't Think About Love (1965), both of which were produced by her husband and manager Mike Margolis. In 1966, she moved to CBS Records where her debut release was also her debut album: Somebody's in My Orchard. Her chart breakthrough came in the summer of 1967 with the single Just Loving You.
Anita has never stopped performing; show business is in her blood. During her career, she has worked alongside legendary names in the world of entertainment - including Harry Secombe, Phil Silvers, Morecambe and Wise, Tommy Cooper, David Nixon and Clive Dunn, to name but a few.
In 2014, Anita appeared in a lead guest role in the primetime BBC hospital drama Casualty, and she also continues to perform with her band around the country. Pantomime success continues too; during the 2014/15 season, she appeared as the wicked Baroness in a production of Cinderella at Grand Opera House, York.
To book Anita for your Event, as an Awards Host, for Cabaret appearances, or as an After-dinner Speaker, contact Prime Performers for more information, either through our online booking enquiry form or by calling us on 020 7251 8222.
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