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Mary Quant 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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Maurice Saatchi, Baron Saatchi MP

Maurice Nathan Saatchi , Baron Saatchi (born 21 June 1946) is the co-founder, with his brother Charles, of the advertising agencies Saatchi and Saatchi and M&C Saatchi, where he currently serves as Exe...

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Nigella Lawson MP

London, England, United Kingdom

Nigella Lawson is a British food writer, journalist, and broadcaster best known for her best-selling cookbooks and her various cooking television programs and specials. Professional Life Lawson is ...

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Tony Curtis MP (1925 - 2010)

Curtis was born as Bernard Schwartz in the Bronx, New York, a son of Emanuel Schwartz and his wife Helen Klein. His parents were Jewish immigrants from Mátészalka, Hungary. His father was...

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Dame Peggy Ashcroft, DBE MP (1907 - 1991)

Dame Peggy Ashcroft, DBE born as Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft (22 December 1907 – 14 June 1991) was an English actress. More... Wiki - Dame Peggy Ashcroft

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Jamie Lee Curtis MP

Jamie Lee Curtis (born November 22, 1958) is an American actress. Although she was initially known as a "scream queen" because of her starring roles in many horror films early in her career such as H...

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Janet Leigh (1927 - 2004)

As the screaming blonde beauty knifed to death in the shower at the Bates Motel in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Psycho, Janet Leigh’s shower scene remains one of the most famous murder scenes i...

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Tara Palmer-Tomkinson MP

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson (born 23 December 1971) also known as T P-T, is an English socialite, "it girl", television presenter, columnist, model and charity patron. Her activities have been well-covered...

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Frances Drake (1912 - 2000)

Frances Drake (October 22, 1912 - January 18, 2000) was an American actress, is best known for playing Eponine in Les Misérables (1935). Life and career Born in New York City, her parents ...

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Hugh John Mungo Grant MP

Hugh John Mungo Grant is an English actor and film producer. He has received a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA, and an Honorary César. His movies have also earned more than $2.4 billion from 25 thea...

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Virginia Maskell (b. - 1968)

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Georgie Fame (born Clive Powell) MP

Georgie Fame (born Clive Powell, 26 June 1943, Leigh, Lancashire) is a British rhythm and blues and jazz singer and keyboard player. The one-time rock and roll tour musician, who had a string of 1960s ...

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Penelope Pelissier (Dudley-Ward) (1914 - 1982)

Penelope Ann Rachel, Lady Reed (4 August 1914 – 22 January 1982), known as Penelope Dudley-Ward, was an English actress. Born Penelope Anne Rachel Dudley Ward in London, she was the elder da...

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Lucy Fleming (1947 - d.)

Eve Lucinda Fleming (born 15 May 1947) is a British actress using the stage name 'Lucy Fleming'. She is the daughter of the actress Dame Celia Elizabeth Johnson and writer Lt-Col Robert Peter Flemi...

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Dame Celia Johnson (1908 - 1982)

Dame Celia Elizabeth Johnson DBE (18 December 1908 – 25 April 1982) was an English actress. She began her stage acting career in 1928, and subsequently achieved success in West End and Broad...

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Jared Francis Harris MP

Jared Francis Harris (born 24 August 1961) is a British character actor, best known for his roles as Lane Pryce on the AMC series Mad Men, Mac McGrath in Mr. Deeds, Professor Moriarty in Sherlock Hol...

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Richard St John Harris (1930 - 2002)

Richard St John Harris (1 October 1930 – 25 October 2002) was an Irish actor, singer-songwriter, theatrical producer, film director and writer. He appeared on stage and in many films, and ...

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Damian Harris MP

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Noel John Christopher Harrison MP (1934 - 2013)

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Rachel Roberts (1927 - 1980)

) Rachel Roberts (20 September 1927 – 26 November 1980) was a Welsh actress noted for her fervour and passion; Roberts is best remembered for her forthright screen performances in two key film...

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Lilli Thompson (1914 - 1986)

Lilli Palmer (24 May 1914 – 27 January 1986), born Lilli Marie Peiser, was a German actress. She won the Volpi Cup, the Deutscher Filmpreis three times, and was nominated twice for a Golden Gl...

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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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Kay Kendall (1927 - 1959)

Kay Kendall (21 May 1927 – 6 September 1959) was an English actress. Kendall began her film career in the musical film London Town (1946). Though the film was a financial failure, Kendall ...

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Beatrix Potter MP (1866 - 1943)

Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist best known for children's books featuring anthropomorphic characters suc...

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Enid Bagnold, CBE (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.

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Meriel Forbes (1913 - 2000)

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Sir Ralph Richardson (1902 - 1983)

Sir Ralph Richardson, who died yesterday at the age of 80, was the most human of all our great actors. With his ripe face and his excitable voice, his amiable combination of eccentricity and down-to-ea...

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Sir John Douglas Cockcroft, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1951 (1897 - 1968)

Sir John Douglas Cockcroft OM KCB CBE FRS (27 May 1897 – 18 September 1967 ) was a British physicist. He shared the 1951 Nobel Prize in Physics for splitting the atomic nucleus with Ernest Walto...

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The Hon. Sir Jonathon Espie Porritt, 2nd Baronet, CBE MP

The Hon. Jonathon Espie Porritt, CBE From Wikipedia (born 6 July 1950), is a British environmentalist and writer. Porritt appears frequently in the media, writing in magazines, newspapers and boo...

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Margaret Countess of Huntingdon (1907 - 1994)

Margaret Lane, writer: born 23 June 1907; reporter, Daily Express 1928-31; special correspondent, International News Service 1931-32, Daily Mail 1932-38; President, Women's Press Club 1958-60, Dickens ...

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Cary Grant MP (1904 - 1986)

CARY GRANT Archibald Alexander Leach, better known by his stage name Cary Grant, was an English–American actor. With his distinctive yet not quite placeable Mid-Atlantic accent, he was noted a...

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Samuel Dylan Murray Preston MP

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Joyce Irene Grenfell MP (1910 - 1979)

Joyce Irene Grenfell , OBE (née Phipps; 10 February 1910 – 30 November 1979) was an English actress, comedienne, monologist[1] and singer-songwriter. Early life Born in London, Joyce ...

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Virginia Woolf MP (1882 - 1941)

Adeline Virginia Woolf (pronounced /ˈwʊlf/; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English author, essayist, publisher, and writer of short stories, regarded as one of the f...

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Evelyn Waugh MP (1903 - 1966)

a short summary from Wikipedia: Evelyn Waugh Born: 28 October 1903 London, England Died: 10 April 1966 (aged 62) Combe Florey, Somerset, England Occupation: Writer Nationality: British ...

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Dame Edith Sitwell, DBE (b. - 1964)

Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell DBE (7 September 1887 – 9 December 1964) was a British poet and critic. Background Edith Sitwell was born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, the oldest child and on...

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Helena Bonham Carter, CBE MP

Helena Bonham Carter (born 26 May 1966) is an English actress. Bonham Carter made her film debut in the K. M. Peyton film, A Pattern of Roses, before appearing in her first leading role in Lady Jane. S...

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Joe Strummer (1952 - 2002)

John Graham Mellor, aka Joe Strummer, was a British musician who was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the British punk rock band The Clash. His musical experience include...

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Beatrice Peel (1895 - 1969)

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William Somerset Maugham, CH MP (1874 - 1965)

William Somerset Maugham was a famous English author, novelist and playwright. His popularity lies in the fact that by early 1930's, he had become the highest paid author of his era. His most famous wo...

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Gertrude Ward, Countess of Dudley (1879 - 1952)

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Dame Gladys Cooper (1888 - 1971)

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Robert Hardy MP

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Julian Fellowes, Baron Fellowes of West Stafford MP

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Sir Terry Wogan, KBE MP

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Jane Birkin MP

France

Jane Birkin. Inspiration for the Hermes Birkin. Hermès named and designed a handbag — the Birkin bag — for her in 1984. On an Airfrance flight from Paris to London, Jane Birkin p...

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Caroline Romaine Colthurst MP (1935 - 2010)

Caroline Colthurst, who died on December 29 aged 75, was successively a nonconformist deb, reed-thin model, energetic fashion journalist and highly original “Swinging London” boutique own...

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Dame Daphne du Maurier, DBE (1907 - 1989)

Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning DBE ( /ˈdæfniː duː ˈmɒri.eɪ/; 13 May 1907 – 19 April 1989) was a British author and playwright. Many of...

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Timothy Ward Seely MP

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Antony George Booth MP

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Alan Browning (1926 - 1979)

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Patricia Phoenix (1923 - 1986)

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Oliver Chris MP

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Dame Diana Rigg, DBE MP

Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, DBE (born 20 July 1938) is an English actress. She is probably best known for her portrayals of Emma Peel in The Avengers and Countess Teresa di Vicenzo in the 1969 Ja...

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Rachael Stirling MP

Rachael Atlanta Stirling (born 30 May 1977) is an English stage, film and television actress. She is a two-time Olivier nominee for her stage work, but is best known for her performance as Nancy Astl...

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Dennis Price (1915 - 1973)

Mr. Dennis Price, a stage and film actor of wide range who was adept at the presentation of both suave villlainy and polished comedy, died on Saturday in Guernsey. He was 58. He was an intelligent an...

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Christopher Isherwood MP (1904 - 1986)

Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood (26 August 1904 – 4 January 1986) was an English-American novelist. Early life and work Born at Wyberslegh Hall, High Lane, Cheshire in North West En...

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Fulke Thomas Tyndall Walwyn (1910 - 1991)

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Emma J. Baker MP

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Chelsy Davy MP

South African-born British socialite. Former girlfriend of Prince Harry of Wales.

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Kathy Kirby (1938 - 2011)

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Dame Margaret Rutherford, DBE (1892 - 1972)

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Kenneth Horne (1907 - 1969)

Horne was an English comedian and businessman. The son of a clergyman and politician, he combined a successful business career with regular broadcasting for the BBC. His first hit series, Much-Binding-...

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Hon. Nigel Havers MP

Nigel Allan Havers (born 6 November 1951) is an English actor. He played Lord Andrew Lindsay in the 1981 British film Chariots of Fire, earning a Bafta nomination for the role Nigel Havers was born i...

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Joely Kim Richardson MP

She is an English actress, primarily known for her role as the character 'Anita Campbell-Green' in 101 Dalmatians and Julia McNamara in the television drama Nip/Tuck. She appears in 2009 BBC remake, Th...

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Natasha Richardson (c.1963 - c.2009)

She was an English-born American stage and screen actress. A member of the Redgrave family, she was the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and director/producer Tony Richardson and the granddaughter ...

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Tony Richardson (1928 - 1991)

He was was an English theatre and film director and producer. Richardson was born in Shipley, Yorkshire in 1928, the son of Elsie Evans (Campion) and Clarence Albert Richardson, a chemist. He attende...

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Kate O'Mara MP (1944 - 2014)

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Simon Williams MP

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Fay Compton (1894 - 1978)

Fay Compton (/ˈkʌmptən/; 1894–1978) was an English actress from a notable acting lineage; her father was actor/manager Edward Compton; her mother, Virginia Bateman, was a ...

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Bill Simpson (1931 - 1986)

) William Nicholson Simpson (11 September 1931 – 21 December 1986) was a Scottish film and television actor, most famous for his portrayal of the title role in the long-running BBC TV series, ...

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Derek Nimmo (1930 - 1999)

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Adelina Juana Maria Patti (1843 - 1919)

Adelina Patti (19 February 1843 – 27 September 1919) was a highly acclaimed 19th-century opera singer, earning huge fees at the height of her career in the music capitals of Europe and America...

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Viola Tree (1884 - 1938)

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Frederick Terry (1863 - 1933)

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Edna May Oliver (1883 - 1942)

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Richard Reid Ingrams (1937 - d.)

Richard Ingrams (born 19 August 1937) is an English journalist, a co-founder and second editor of the British satirical magazine Private Eye, and now editor of The Oldie magazine. Career Ingr...

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Googie Withers, CBE (1917 - 2011)

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John Neil McCallum (1918 - 2010)

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Joanna McCallum MP

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Roger Davenport MP

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Michael Gough (1916 - 2011)

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Angela Baddeley (1904 - 1976)

Angela Baddeley, CBE (4 July 1904 – 22 February 1976) was an English stage and television actress, best-remembered for her role as "Mrs. Bridges" in the period drama Upstairs, Downstairs. Her ...

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Hermione Baddeley MP (1906 - 1986)

HERMIONE BADDELEY Mistress of revue who never lost talent for straight acting Hermione Baddeley, actress, who died on August 19 at the age of 79, began her career as a girl of precocious dramat...

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Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten, OM MP (1913 - 1976)

Wikipedia Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten, OM CH (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor, and pianist; and one of the central figures of twentieth-centur...

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Sonia Dresdel (deceased)

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Phyllis Dixey (1914 - 1964)

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Leo John Genn (1905 - 1978)

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Elspeth March (1911 - 1999)

ELSPETH MARCH, the actress who has died aged 88, was a colonel's daughter and it showed: her stage presence was formidable; she spoke with admirable clarity; and she excelled in conveying suppressed em...

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Stewart Granger (1913 - 1993)

Stewart Granger (6 May 1913 – 16 August 1993) was an English-American film actor, mainly associated with heroic and romantic leading roles. He was a popular leading man from the 1940s to the e...

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Jean Simmons, OBE (1929 - 2010)

Jean Merilyn Simmons, OBE (31 January, 1929 – 22 January, 2010) was an English actress. She appeared predominantly in films, beginning with those films made in Great Britain during and after W...

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Richard Brooks MP (1912 - 1992)

Richard Brooks (May 18, 1912 – March 11, 1992) was an American screenwriter, film director, novelist and occasional film producer. Early life and career Brooks was born Ruben Sax to Ru...

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Athene Seyler, CBE (1889 - 1990)

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Nicholas Hannen, OBE (1881 - 1972)

English actor.

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Sir Norman Bishop Hartnell, KCVO (1901 - 1979)

Sir Norman Bishop Hartnell, KCVO (12 June 1901, London – 8 June 1979, Windsor) was a British fashion designer. Hartnell had the Royal Warrant as Dressmaker to HM The Queen in 1940, subsequentl...

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Michael Charles Gauntlet Wilding (1912 - 1979)

Michael Wilding was an English actor. Born in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England, Wilding was a successful commercial artist when he joined the art department of a London movie studio in 1933. He soon embark...

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Margaret Leighton, CBE (1922 - 1976)

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Laurence Harvey (1929 - 1973)

THE film star Laurence Harvey, who played Joe Lampton in the film "Room at the Top", has died at his Hampstead, London home. Mr. Harvey, 45, had been ill with cancer for about 18 months and in May ha...

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Mark Burns (1936 - 2007)

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Jane How MP

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