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Ronnie Corbett CBE MP (1930 - 2016)

Ronald Balfour "Ronnie" Corbett , CBE (born 4 December 1930) is a Scottish actor and comedian who had a long association with Ronnie Barker in the television comedy series The Two Ronnies. References...

9/8/2014 9/8/2014

Leslie Lincoln Henson MP (1891 - 1957)

Leslie Lincoln Henson (3 August 1891 – 2 December 1957) was an English comedian, actor, producer for films and theatre, and film director. He initially worked in silent films and Edwardian musical come...

7/24/2013 7/24/2013

Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias, DBE MP (1919 - 1991)

"Peggy Hookham", "Fonteyn de Arias"

Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias, DBE (18 May 1919 – 21 February 1991), was an English ballerina. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest classical ballet dancers of all time. She spent her entire ca...

4/23/2008 12/19/2012

Harold Maurice Abrahams MP (1899 - 1978)

Harold Maurice Abrahams, CBE, (15 December 1899 – 14 January 1978) was a British athlete of Jewish origin. He was Olympic champion in 1924 in the 100 metres sprint, a feat depicted in the 1981 movie Ch...

10/4/2009 12/9/2012

Dame Maggie Teyte, DBE MP (1888 - 1976)

Dame Maggie Teyte , DBE (17 April 1888 – 26 May 1976) was an English operatic soprano and interpreter of French art song. Margaret Tate was born in Wolverhampton, England, one of ten children of Jaco...

11/26/2011 12/8/2012

Dame Gracie Fields, DBE MP (1898 - 1979)


Dame Gracie Fields, DBE (born Grace Stansfield, 9 January 1898 – 27 September 1979), was an English-born, later Italian-based actress, singer and comedienne and star of both cinema and music hall.

3/14/2010 12/8/2012

Judy Grinham MBE (born 5 March 1939) is a British Olympic swimmer. She was born in the London suburb of Hampstead and grew up in Neasden. She married Pat Rowley in Neasden in 1960, in St. Catherine's C...

12/7/2012 12/7/2012

Attenborough's contribution to broadcasting and wildlife film-making has brought him international recognition. He has been called "the great communicator, the peerless educator" and "the greatest broa...

7/12/2011 12/7/2012

Victor Borge MP (1909 - 2000)

"The Clown Prince of Denmark", "The Unmelancholy Dane", "and The Great Dane"

"Borge on Wiki" "Archive" "Kor dk" Biography Borge was born Børge Rosenbaum in Copenhagen, Denmark, into a Jewish family. His parents, Bernhard and Frederikke Rosenbaum, were both musicians—his...

9/6/2011 12/7/2012

Leopold Stokowski MP (1882 - 1977)

Leopold Stokowski was a British-born American orchestral conductor, well known for his free-hand performing style that spurned the traditional baton and for obtaining a characteristically sumptuous sou...

9/3/2007 12/7/2012

Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Baronet CH (29 April 1879 – 8 March 1961) was an English conductor and impresario who founded both the London Philharmonic and the Royal Philharmonic orchestras. He was also c...

2/18/2012 12/7/2012

Links "Jamaica Farewell" (original version on Youtube) - Harry Belafonte Harry Belafonte - A Site of Sites Harry Belafonte at Wikipedia Harry Belafonte AKA Harold George Belafonte at nndb B...

4/17/2008 12/7/2012

Frederick Richard Dimbleby MP (1913 - 1965)

Richard Dimbleby, CBE, was an English journalist and broadcaster, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest figures in British broadcasting history. " Richard Dimbleby ", Westminster Abbey

8/17/2012 12/7/2012

Paul Robeson MP (1898 - 1976)

Paul Leroy Robeson (April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976) was an African-American concert singer (bass-baritone), recording artist, athlete and actor who became noted for his political radicalism and act...

4/14/2011 12/7/2012

Edric Connor MP (1913 - 1968)

Histrocial Museum of Southern Florida - Calypso Artists: Biographies: The Internet Movie Database The Caribbean Review of Books

2/8/2008 12/7/2012

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...

9/8/2008 12/7/2012

Rebecca West MP (1892 - 1983)

"Dame Rebecca West"

Wiki: Cicely Isabel Fairfield (21 December 1892–15 March 1983), known by her pen name Rebecca West, or Dame Rebecca West, DBE was an English author, journalist, literary critic and travel writer. A p...

1/25/2012 12/7/2012

Lotte Lehmann MP (1888 - 1976)

Charlotte "Lotte" Lehmann (February 27, 1888 – August 26, 1976) was a German soprano who was especially associated with German repertory. She gave memorable performances in the operas of Richard Stra...

12/11/2008 12/7/2012

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...

11/9/2011 12/7/2012

Frankie Howerd, OBE MP (1917 - 1992)

11/12/2011 12/7/2012

Dave Brubeck MP (1920 - 2012)


Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia David Warren "Dave" Brubeck (born December 6, 1920 - died December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist. He has written a number of jazz standards, including "In You...

12/7/2007 12/7/2012

Alfred Hitchcock MP (1899 - 1980)

"Hitch", "The Master of Suspense"

Nicknamed "Master of Suspense," Alfred Hitchcock was one of the best known directors never to have received an Oscar for directing. Suspicion (1941), Rear Window (1954), North By Northwest (1959), Psyc...

5/9/2008 12/7/2012

Sir Arthur Bliss, CH, KCVO MP (1891 - 1975)

Sir Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss , CH, KCVO (2 August 1891 – 27 March 1975) was an English composer and conductor. Bliss's musical training was cut short by the First World War, in which he served wi...

11/10/2011 12/7/2012

Alfred Hawthorne "Benny" Hill MP (1924 - 1992)

"Benny Hill"

Alfred Hawthorne "Benny" Hill

11/16/2011 12/7/2012

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 was the daught...

5/21/2009 12/6/2012

Vivien Leigh MP (1913 - 1967)

"Lady Olivier"

Vivian Mary Hartley, know professionally as Vivien Leigh, was an English actress who won two Best Actress Academy Awards for playing "southern belles": Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) and ...

5/4/2010 12/6/2012

Arthur Askey, CBE MP (1900 - 1982)

English Comedian and Actor. He is remembered for the playfulness of the characters he portrayed on British radio, film, and the stage, his improvising, and his use of catchphrases, which included "Hell...

1/16/2012 12/6/2012

Wing Commander Guy Penrose Gibson VC, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, RAF (12 August 1918 – 19 September 1944), was the first CO of the Royal Air Force's 617 Squadron, which he led in the "Dam Busters" raid ...

11/8/2011 12/6/2012

Sir Michael Redgrave CBE MP (1908 - 1985)

He was an English stage and film actor, director, manager and author. He twice (1958 and 1963) won Best Actor trophies in the Evening Standard Awards and twice received the Variety Club of Great Brit...

5/3/2010 12/6/2012

Ginger Rogers MP (1911 - 1995)

""Ginger Rogers""

American stage and film dancer and actress Ginger Rogers along with Fred Astaire was the most legendary dancing team in film history; she was also a successful dramatic actress, even winning a Best Act...

5/21/2008 12/6/2012

Dame Edith Ngaio Marsh MP (1895 - 1982)

8/19/2009 12/6/2012

Richard Briers, CBE MP (1934 - 2013)

Richard David Briers, CBE From Wikipedia (14 January 1934 – 17 February 2013)[1] was an English actor. Prominent for half a century, his career encompassed television, stage, film and radio perfo...

1/3/2012 12/6/2012

André George Previn KBE (born Andreas Ludwig Priwin) is a German-born American pianist, conductor, and composer. He is a winner of several Academy Awards for his film work and Grammy Awards for his rec...

7/3/2007 12/6/2012