Grace Jones, last person in Britain born in 19th century, dies at 113

LONDON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Grace Jones, the last person in Britain known to have been born in the 19th century, died Thursday at the age of 113.

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Studio 54 items auctioned off

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Memorabilia from the 1970s New York disco Studio 54 were sold at high prices Saturday at an auction in West Palm Beach, attendees said.

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Grace Jones to sing at Elton's Oscar party

Grace Jones to sing at Elton's Oscar party

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Entertainer Grace Jones is to perform at the upcoming 18th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Viewing Party in Los Angeles, organizers said.

Grace Jones releases new CD

LONDON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Jamaican-born singer, model and actress Grace Jones recently released "Hurricane," her first new album in 20 years, the BBC reported Thursday.

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Joneses look to keep up with the Norbergs

CARDIFF, Wales, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- People from all over the world with the surname Jones converged in Cardiff, Wales, in hopes of keeping up with the Norbergs and setting a world record.

Actress Jones being sued over former home

LONDON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Actress Grace Jones has been hit with a lawsuit alleging the former model trashed a London apartment she had vacated earlier this year.

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Report: Grace Jones attacks train worker

PARIS, April 6 (UPI) -- British police had to escort actress and singer Grace Jones off a Eurostar train from Paris to London after she allegedly attacked a conductor.

Former Spice Girl works as 'escort'

VIENNA, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Billionaire Dickie Lugner paid a former Spice Girl nearly $1 million to be his escort this week at the lavish Opera Ball of Vienna.

Former Spice Girl gets rich date

LONDON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell is being paid 500,000 pounds ($945,500) by a billionaire to be his date at a posh ball.
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Grace Jones
Co-stars with Roger Moore in the latest James Bond film, Grace Jones (L) and Tanya Roberts are shown on May 5, 1985 at City Hall in San Francisco where the mayor proclaimed it “James Bond 007 Day” in the city. The film, “A View to a Kill” will have its world premiere late May 22 at the Palace of Fine Arts; the first occasion at which is Bond Movie has been introduced outside London. (UPI Photo/Martin Klimek/Files)

Grace Jones (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican-American singer, model and actress.

Jones secured a record deal with Island Records in 1977, which resulted in a string of dance-club hits. In the late 1970s, she adapted the emerging electronic music style and adopted a severe, androgynous look with square-cut hair and angular, padded clothes. In 1981, her "Pull Up to the Bumper" spent seven weeks at #2 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart, and became a Top 5 single on the U.S. R&B chart. Although she has yet to become a truly mainstream recording artist in the United States, much of Jones's musical output is very popular in American clubs as many of the singles were hits on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play and Hot Dance Airplay charts. Jones was able to find mainstream success in Europe, particularly the United Kingdom, scoring a number of Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Chart. Jones's most notable albums are Warm Leatherette, Nightclubbing and Slave to the Rhythm, while her biggest hits (other than "Pull Up to the Bumper") are "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)", "Private Life", "Slave to the Rhythm" and "I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)". During the 1970s, she also became a muse to Andy Warhol, who photographed her extensively. During this era she regularly went to the New York City nightclub Studio 54.

Jones is also an actress. Her acting occasionally overshadowed her musical output in America; but not in Europe, where her profile as a recording artist was much higher. She appeared in some low-budget films in the 1970s and early 1980s. Her work as an actress in mainstream film began in the 1984 fantasy-action film Conan the Destroyer alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the 1985 James Bond movie A View to a Kill. In 1986 she played a vampire in Vamp, and both acted in and contributed a song to the 1992 film Boomerang with Eddie Murphy. In 2001, she appeared in Wolf Girl alongside Tim Curry.

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