Kathy Kirby

Kathy Kirby bio

Birth Name: Kathleen O’Rourke

Occupation: Pop Singer

Place Of Birth: England

Date Of Birth: October 20, 1938

Date Of Death: May 19, 2011

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: Irish

Kathy Kirby was born on the 20th of October, 1938. She was known for being a Pop Singer. Most famous for her 1963 cover of the Doris Day hit ‘Secret Love,’ this English vocalist also recorded such UK chart-ranked singles as ‘Let Me Go, Lover!’ and ‘Dance On!’ She was the runner-up in the Eurovision Song Contest of 1965.

Kathy Kirby was born in England. As a young woman, she studied classical voice. She began her professional singing career in the mid 1950s as a member of Bert Ambrose’s orchestra. She suffered from schizophrenia and had a tumultuous personal life that included affairs with British television host Bruce Forsyth and with her female fan Laraine McKay.

Kathy Kirby was a Libra and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Kathy Kirby was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

Kathleen O’Rourke is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


Kathy’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Kathy Kirby’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Kathy Kirby’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Kathy Kirby kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Kathy Kirby was born in the Year of the Tiger.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Kathleen O’Rourke
NICKNAME: Kathleen O’Rourke, Kathy Kirby
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Kathy Kirby was a Libra. People of this zodiac sign like harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors, and dislike violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity. The strengths of this sign are being cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social, while weaknesses can be indecisive, holding a grudge and self-pity. The greatest overall compatibility with Libra is Aries and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Kathy Kirby was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: Kathy Kirby had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Kathy Kirby’s birth sign is Libra and she had a ruling planet of Venus.

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