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Geraldo (1904 - 1974)

Geraldo, one of the most famous dance band leaders of the 1930s and 1940s, died while on holiday in Switzerland on Saturday. He was 69. Born Gerald Bright, the son of a City master tailor, in August,...

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Kay Walsh (1911 - 2005)

Kay Walsh, actress, began her career as a dancer in West End music halls, making her film debut in How's Chances? (1934) in a small part, and had a larger role in another 1934 film, Get Your Man. She c...

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Sir David Lean, CBE (1908 - 1991)

Sir David Lean, CBE, was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor, best remembered for big-screen epics The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhiva...

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Ann Todd (1909 - 1993)

Ann Todd, British film star, died yesterday aged 84. She was born in Cheshire on January 24, 1909. AN ACTRESS of modest range but undeniable presence, with her blonde hair, high cheekbones and deep-s...

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Victoria Dawn Addams (1930 - 1985)

Dawn Addams, the film actress, died on May 7 at the age of 54, after a long battle against cancer. The highlight of a career which declined after a promising start was to be chosen by Charles Chaplin...

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Dame Anna Neagle, DBE (1904 - 1986)

DAME ANNA NEAGLE Actress in the polished English tradition Dame Anna Neagle, the actress, who died yesterday at the age of 81, was a star who retained the common touch. She played heroines of music...

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Herbert Wilcox (1890 - 1977)

HERBERT WILCOX, who has died, aged 85, was an important pioneer, both as director and producer, in the British film industry, to rank with Balcon and Korda in introducing British films into the interna...

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Arthur Lucan (b. - 1954)

Mr. Arthur Towle, known professionally as Arthur Lucan, whose death at the age of 67 was briefly reported in our later editions yesterday, for long delighted large audiences, particularly in Yorkshire ...

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Anthony Kimmins (1901 - 1964)

CAPT. ANTHONY KIMMINS PLAYS AND FILMS Captain Anthony Kimmins, O.B.E., who died on Tuesday at the age of 62 after a long illness at his home in Sussex, will be remembered affectionately by those wh...

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Nigel Hector Munro Stock (1919 - 1986)

Nigel Stock, a character actor familiar for many roles in the theatre and cinema, and on television, has died at the age of 66. A thoroughly reliable player who lent distinction to every aspect of th...

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Jacob Thomas Grien (b. - 1935)

Mr. J.T. Grein, Consul-General for Liberia in London since 1925, and a well-known dramatic critic, died at his London home on Saturday night, aged 72. He had been in failing health for some time, but h...

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Michael Arlen (1895 - 1956)

Mr. Michael Arlen, a novelist and short-story writer, who enjoyed a great vogue in the 1920s, died on Saturday night in New York at the age of 60, after a long illness, reports Reuter. Those who were...

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Sandy Powell, MBE (1900 - 1982)

Mr Sandy Powell, MBE, an old-time music hall comedian, who made a name for himself from the 1920s onwards as a radio star, died on June 26. He was 82. Born on January 20, 1900, in Rotherham, Yorkshir...

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Sir Stanley Baker (1928 - 1976)

Sir Stanley Baker, the Welsh actor and producer, who was knighted only weeks ago in Sir Harold Wilson's resignation honours, died in Spain on June 28 at the age of 48. The son of a mining fam...

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Leo G. Carroll (1892 - 1972)

Leo G. Carroll, the British-born actor who played spymaster Mr Waverley in 'The Man from UNCLE' television series, has died at the age of 80. Carroll, whose career began on the stage in London, achie...

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Arthur Haynes (1914 - 1966)

Mr. Arthur Haynes, who died on Saturday at the age of 52, was a comedian whose success was due rather to the native drollery of his personality than to the undoubted skill with which he worked. The son...

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Felix Aylmer (1889 - 1979)

SIR FELIX AYLMER (Sir Felix Edward Aylmer-Jones), who has died aged 90, in private life looked very little like an eminent actor. Eminent certainly; he had a great air of distinction. But an eminent st...

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Ray Ellington MP (1915 - 1985)

Ray Ellington, the ebullient dance band leader who became nationally known in the 1950s through his contributions to _The Goon Show_, has died of cancer at the age of 69. A big, genial man, he was bo...

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Eric Blore (1887 - 1959)

Mr. Eric Blore, the English stage and film actor, died in Hollywod on Sunday at the age of 71. He was born in London on December 23, 1887, and at first took up insurance as a career, but he later bec...

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Joyce Carey (1898 - 1993)

JOYCE CAREY JOYCE CAREY, who has died aged 94, was one of Britain's most reliable and sought-after actresses. She possessed, on the one hand, a natural grace and dignity for women of high degree an...

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Dame Lilian Braithwaite, DBE (1873 - 1948)

DAME LILIAN BRAITHWAITE: INTERPRETER OF COMEDY Dame Lilian Braithwaite, the well-known actress, died yesterday at her home in London. She had been ill for some days and had had to cancel a tour she...

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Henry William Williamson (1895 - 1977)

MR HENRY WILLIAMSON Creator of 'Tarka the Otter' Mr Henry Williamson, the novelist and writer of nature stories, died on August 13. He was 81. He achieved eminence as a writer as long ago as 1928...

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Marty Feldman MP (1934 - 1982)

Marty Feldman, the writer and comedian, died in Mexico City on December 2 at the age of 49. He was on location with a film company. Feldman, who was born in Canning Town, East London, of a poor Jewis...

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Marc Bolan (1947 - 1977)

A correspondent writes: Marc Bolan was one of pop music's most enigmatic figures and had reached a critical point in his career. After shrewdly adapting his early folk style to the needs of "heavy meta...

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Jon Douglas Lord MP (1941 - 2012)

Jonathan Douglas "Jon" Lord From Wikipedia- (9 June 1941 – 16 July 2012) was an English composer, pianist and Hammond organ player known for his pioneering work in fusing rock and classica...

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Tom Baker MP

East Sussex, UK

Thomas Stewart "Tom" Baker (born 20 January 1934) is an English actor. He is best known for his role as the fourth incarnation of the Doctor in the science fiction television series Doctor Who , which ...

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Seal MP

He is an English soul and R&B singer-songwriter, of Nigerian and Brazilian background. His name Olusegun means "God is victorious". Seal is known for his numerous international hits. He is married to G...

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Ernie Wise, OBE MP (1925 - 1999)

Ernest Wiseman, OBE (27 November 1925 – 21 March 1999), known by his stage name Ernie Wise, was an English comedian, best known as one half of the comedy duo Morecambe and Wise, who became a n...

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Eric Morecambe, OBE MP (1926 - 1984)

Eric Morecambe From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Born John Eric Bartholomew 14 May 1926(1926-05-14) Morecambe, Lancashire, England, UK Died 28 May 1984(1984-05-28) (aged 58) Cheltenham, Glouces...

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Britt Ekland MP

England

Britt-Marie Ekland (born 6 October 1942) is a Swedish actress long resident in the United Kingdom. She is best known for her roles as a Bond girl in The Man with the Golden Gun, and in the British cult...

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Sir Gerald David Nunes Nabarro MP (1913 - 1973)

Sir Gerald David Nunes Nabarro (29 June 1913 – 18 November 1973) was a British businessman and latterly Conservative Party politician of the 1950s and 1960s. Nabarro was born in Willesden Gree...

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David Suchet, CBE MP

David Suchet , CBE (born 2 May 1946) is an English actor, known for his work on British television. He played Edward Teller in the TV miniseries Oppenheimer and for his RTS- and BPG award-winning perfo...

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John Suchet MP

John Suchet born 29 March 1944) is an English news reader, television presenter and musical host on a classical radio station.

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Julia Kathleen McKenzie (1941 - d.)

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Max Miller MP (1894 - 1963)

Thomas Henry Sargent (21 November 1894 – 7 May 1963), better known by the stage name Max Miller – the Cheeky Chappie - was a British front-cloth comedian who was top of the bill in variet...

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Basil M. Dignam (1905 - 1979)

Basil Dignam, a native of Sheffield, acted on film and television between 1951 and 1975. He often appeared as an authority figure, such as a police officer, army general or peer.

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Gabriella Wilde (1989 - d.)

Wilde began her career as a model. Spotted at age 14 by Naomi Campbell, he joined her agency Premier Model Management and appeared in campaigns for companies including L.K.Bennett, Lacoste, Abercrombie...

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Damian Aspinall MP

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John Geoffrey Tristram Lawrence, 2nd Baron Oaksey, OBE (1929 - 2012)

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Laurence David Penry-Jones (1977 - d.)

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Catherine Victoria Aitken MP

Catherine Victoria Lockwood was born in 1964. She is the daughter of John Lockwood. She married, firstly, Charles Edward Maurice Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer, son of Edward John Spencer, 8th Earl Spence...

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Virginia Maskell (b. - 1968)

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Sir Rex Harrison MP (1908 - 1990)

Sir Reginald Carey "Rex" Harrison (5 March 1908 – 2 June 1990) was an English actor of stage and screen. Harrison won an Academy Award and two Tony Awards. Youth and stage career Harri...

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Enid Bagnold, Lady Jones, CBE MP (1889 - 1981)

Enid Bagnold was a British author and playwright, best known for the 1935 story National Velvet which was made into a film in 1944 starring Elizabeth Taylor.-------------------- Enid Algerine Bagnold...

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Alan Browning (1926 - 1979)

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Fulke Thomas Tyndall Walwyn (1910 - 1991)

(source of image) Fulke Thomas Tyndall Walwyn Born in 1910. Son of Lt.-Col. Fulke James Walwyn and Louisa Nora Lockhard Greenshields. Married, firstly , Diana Carlos Clarke, daughter of Charl...

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Honeysuckle Susan Weeks (1979 - d.)

British actress.

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Barbara MARY Plunket Greene MP

Mary Quant OBE, FCSD is a fashion designer and British fashion icon. Born in England to Welsh parents on 11 February 1934, she became an instrumental figure in the 1960s London-based Mod and youth fa...

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Dominic Gerard Fe West (1969 - d.)

Dominic Gerard Fe West (born 15 October 1969) is an English actor best known for his role as Detective Jimmy McNulty in the HBO drama series The Wire. Career Film and TV West made his debut in 1991 i...

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Ina Florence Bell (1903 - 1989)

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Dervla Kirwan MP

Dervla Kirwan Dervla Kirwan (24 October 1971) is an Irish actress famous for roles in British television shows such as Ballykissangel and Goodnight Sweetheart. She also appeared in the Doctor Who Chr...

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Angela M.L. Thorne (1939 - d.)

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Rupert Penry Jones MP

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Shirley Ann Field (1938 - d.)

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John Victor Aspinall (1926 - 2000)

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Piers Raymond Courage (1942 - 1970)

Piers Raymond Courage (27 May 1942, Colchester, England – 21 June 1970, Zandvoort, Netherlands) was a racing driver from England. He participated in 29 World Championship Formula One Grands Pr...

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Julie Emilie Terry (1868 - 1957)

English romantic actress. Born in London, Julia was the daughter of Alexander Ritchie Neilson, a silversmith and jeweler, and Emily Davis, and was a cousin of three other well-known actresses of the Da...

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Nora Kerin (1881 - 1970)

English actress.

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Hilda Hanbury (deceased)

English actress (music hall etc)

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Lily Hanbury (1874 - 1908)

English actress.

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Noel Thomas David Gallagher MP

Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born 29 May 1967) is an English musician and songwriter-singer, formerly the lead guitarist, lead and backing vocalist and principal songwriter of the rock band Oasis. He i...

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Andy Gibb MP (1958 - 1988)

Andy Gibb (5 March 1958 – 10 March 1988) was an English singer and teen idol, and the youngest brother of the Bee Gees: Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb.

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Wentworth Earl Miller, III MP

In the series Prison Break Wentworth plays the role of Michael Scofield, a character helping his brother, Lincoln Burrows, escape death row after being found guilty of a crime he did not commit. He sta...

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Emily Olivia L. Blunt MP

English actress best known for her roles in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), The Young Victoria (2009), and The Adjustment Bureau (2011). She has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, two London...

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Mollie King (1987 - d.)

Mollie King is an English singer-songwriter. She is best known for being a member of girl group The Saturdays. In the band, King has successfully enjoyed ten top-ten and five top-five singles on the UK...

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Suzanne Grace Dormer (1982 - d.)

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Luke Evans MP

Luke Evans (born April 15, 1979) is a Welsh theatre and film actor. He is known to theatregoers for his stage roles in Rent, Miss Saigon, Small Change and Piaf, and to filmgoers for his roles in Immort...

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Sir Ian Holm MP

Sir Ian Holm, CBE (born 12 September 1931) is an English actor known for his stage work and for many film roles. He received the 1967 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his performance as Lenny in ...

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Richard Crispin Armitage MP

Richard Crispin Armitage (born 22 August 1971) is an English actor famous for his roles as John Thornton in North and South, Guy of Gisborne in Robin Hood, and Lucas North in Spooks. He is currently ca...

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Hon. William Douglas-Home MP (1912 - 1992)

William Douglas Home (3 June 1912, Edinburgh – 28 September 1992, Winchester) was court-martialled in World War II for his refusal to obey orders as a British Army officer and later became a suc...

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Frederick Albert-Theodor Delius MP (1862 - 1934)

From: Frederick Delius was born in Bradford in the West Riding of Yorkshire in the north of England. His parents were German: Julius and Elise Pauline Delius had moved from Bielefeld, Germany to Brit...

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Faith Brook (1922 - 2012)

British actress of stage and screen.

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Clive Brook (1887 - 1974)

British actor. One of his best remembered appearances was playing opposite Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express (1932). He played Sherlock Holmes three times: The Return of Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock...

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Robert Maurice Lipson Winston, Baron Winston MP

Robert Maurice Lipson Winston, Baron Winston (born 15 July 1940) is a British professor, medical doctor, scientist, television presenter and politician. His notable television documentaries include T...

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Jack Davenport (1973 - d.)

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Nigel Davenport (1928 - 2013)

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Maria Penelope Katharine Aitken (1945 - d.)

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Reginald Tindal Henry Bosanquet MP (1932 - 1984)

Bosanquet was on the staff of ITN from its earliest days, initially as a sub-editor. He later reported from many parts of the world and was the diplomatic correspondent for four years. He briefly becam...

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Celia Diana Savile Imrie (1952 - d.)

Celia Diana Savile Imrie (born 15 July 1952) is an English actress. In a career starting in the early 1970s, Imrie has played Marianne Bellshade in Bergerac, Philippa Moorcroft in Dinnerladies, Miss ...

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Charles Dickens MP (1812 - 1870)

Charles John Huffam Dickens, pen-name "Boz", was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and one of the most popular of all time. He created some of literature's most iconic characters,...

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Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti MP (1828 - 1882)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti From Wikipaedia (12 May 1828 – 9 April 1882) was an English poet, illustrator, painter and translator. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 with William...

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Christina Georgina Rossetti MP (1830 - 1894)

Christina Georgina Rossetti (5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894) was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems. She is best known for her long poem Goblin ...

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Henry Fitzroy, 12th Duke of Grafton MP

See Wikipedia... Henry Oliver Charles FitzRoy, 12th Duke of Grafton (born 6 April 1978) is an English peer. He inherited the Dukedom of Grafton from his grandfather, the 11th Duke, on 7 April 2011....

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Christopher Fry MP (1907 - 2005)

Christopher Fry (18 December 1907 – 30 June 2005) was an English playwright. He is best known for his verse dramas, notably The Lady's Not for Burning, which made him a major force in theatre ...

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John Nash MP (1752 - 1835)

Looking at the time-line for Nash in Ian Sherfield's book on East Cowes Castle it includes: Born 1752, almost certainly in Lambeth 1758/9 Orphaned age 6 on death of father 1775 married to Jane El...

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Peter George James Jenkins (1934 - 1992)

) Peter George James Jenkins (11 May 1934 – 27 May 1992) was a British journalist and Associate Editor of The Independent. During his career he wrote regular columns for The Guardian, The Sund...

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Dame Clara Butt, DBE MP (1873 - 1936)

Dame Clara Ellen Butt, DBE (1 February 1872 – 23 January 1936), was a world famous contralto. Sometimes she was also called Clara Butt - Rumford after her marriage, was an English contralto with...

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Diana Olivia Winifred Maud Cooper, Viscountess Norwich MP (1892 - 1986)

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Dame Edith Evans, DBE (1888 - 1976)

Dame Edith Evans, DBE "The greatest actress of her times" died yesterday. An appreciation by Michael Billington. DAME EDITH EVANS, who died yesterday at the age of 88, was a great actress. She ha...

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James Blunt MP

James Hillier Blount (born 22 February 1974), better known by his stage name James Blunt, is an English singer-songwriter and musician, and former army officer, whose debut album, Back to Bedlam and si...

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Jessica Ellen Cornish MP

Jessica Ellen Cornish (born on 27 March 1988), better known by her stage name Jessie J, is an English singer-songwriter, currently signed to Island Records. She began her career as a songwriter for art...

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Ringo Starr MP

Better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, the English musician, singer-songwriter, and actor gained worldwide fame as the drummer for The Beatles. When the band formed in 1960, Starr belonged to anot...

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George Harold Harrison MP (1943 - 2001)

George Harrison was an English rock guitarist, singer-songwriter and film producer who achieved international fame as lead guitarist in The Beatles. Often referred to as "the quiet Beatle", Harrison em...

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John Lennon MP (1940 - 1980)

John Lennon achieved worldwide fame in the 1960s as a singer, songwriter and guitarist in one of the most successful bands of all time - The Beatles . He is credited as being the original and founding ...

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Heather Anne Mills MP

Heather Anne Mills is an English charity campaigner and former model, and the former wife of musician Sir Paul McCartney; during the marriage she was called Heather Mills McCartney. Mills started her...

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Richard Attenborough, Baron Attenborough MP (1923 - 2014)

Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough ( /ˈætənbərə/), CBE (born 29 August 1923) is an English actor, film director and producer and entrepreneur. He is th...

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Nicol Williamson (1936 - 2011)

British actor considered "the greatest since Marlon Brando" by playwright John Osborne.

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Tracey Emin MP

Tracey Karima Emin, CBE, RA This profile is based on the BBC Programme BBC 'Who Do You Think You Are?" Season 8 Programme 10 Tracey Emin is a British artist of English and Turkish Cypriot origin. F...

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Sean Connery MP

Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930), better known as Sean Connery, is a Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards (one of them being a BAFTA Academy Fellowshi...

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Gerard James Butler MP

Gerard James Butler (born 13 November 1969) is a Scottish actor who has appeared on film, stage, and television. A trained lawyer, Butler turned to acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productio...

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