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Shirley Bassey to Perform at the Oscars

Academy Awards appearance will be 'Goldfinger' singer's first

Shirley Bassey in London.
Christie Goodwin/Redferns
February 8, 2013 1:05 PM ET

James Bond is making up for lost time at this year's Oscars. Shirley Bassey, singer of the theme songs to Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker, will perform at 85th Academy Awards on February 24th, Reuters reports. It will be her first appearance at the Oscars.

James Bond's Best and Worst

Dame Shirley is a fitting addition to this year's festivities: Though the Academy has historically turned a blind eyed toward the James Bond franchise, this year's ceremony features a tribute to MI6's finest agent, and Adele will perform her Oscar-nominated theme from the latest Bond movie, last year's Skyfall.

Skyfall became the first Bond film to gross more than $1 billion worldwide, and marked the 50th anniversary of Ian Fleming's spy series hitting the big screen in 1962 with Dr. No. In addition to Best Original Song, Skyfall is also up for Oscars in cinematography, original score, sound editing and mixing. and music, including Adele's performance of the

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