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A.A. Gill
   was a   
Journalist
D. 2016
Alan Rickman
   was an   
Actor
D. 2016
Andre Courreges
   was a   
Fashion Designer
d. 2016
Anita Brookner
   was an   
Author
D. 2016
Anthony Armstrong Jones, Earl of Snowden
   was a   
Photographer
D.2017
Arnold Palmer
   was a   
Golfer
D. 2016
Arnold Wesker
   was a   
Playwright
D. 2016
Asa Briggs
   was a   
Historian
D. 2016
Babette Cole
   was an   
Author
D.2017
Barry Hines
   was an   
Author
D. 2016 A Kestrel For A Knave
Boutros Boutros-Ghali
   was a   
Diplomat
Secretary General of the United Nations
Caroline Aherne
   was a   
Comedian
D. 2016 Best known for performing as the chat show host Mrs Merton, in the The Fast Show, and as the lead role in the The Royle Family, which she co-wrote.
Carrie Fisher
   was an   
Actor
D. 2016 Princess Leia - Star Wars
Cecil Parkinson
   was a   
Politician
D. 2016
Chuck Berry
   was a   
Musician
1926-2017. Singer, songwriter and guitarist. One of the pioneers of rock & roll music and a flamboyant performer famous for his "one legged hop" and "duck walk"
Curtis Hanson
   was a   
Screenwriter
D. 2016
Dave Swarbrick
   was a   
Musician
D. 2016
David Bowie
   was a   
Musician
D. 2016 English singer, songwriter and actor
Debbie Reynolds
   was an   
Actor
D. 2016
Desmond "Bill" Leak
   was a   
Cartoonist
D. 2017. An Australian born in 1956, he drew editorial cartoons for a number of Australian newspapers.
Don Rickles
   was a   
Comedian
1926-2017. Actor and stand-up comedian famous for his "insult comedy". Also known for his role as Crapgame in the movie Kelly's Heroes and as the voice of Mr Potato Head in the Toy Story movie franchise.
Edward Albee
   was a   
Playwright
D. 2016 Known for works such as The Zoo Story, The Sandbox, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Elie Wiesel
   was an   
Author
D. 2016
E.R. Braithwaite
   was an   
Author
D. 2016 To Sir With Love
Fidel Castro
   was a   
Politician
1926-2016. Cuban revolutionary who led the 26th of July Movement which overthrew President Fulgencio Batista. Governed Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 then as President from 1976 to 2008
Gene Wilder
   was an   
Actor
D. 2016
George Michael
   was a   
Musician
Glenn Frey
   was a   
Musician
1948-2016. Singer, songwriter and founding member of the American rock band The Eagles.
Greg Lake
   was a   
Musician
D. 2016 Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Guy Hamilton
   was a   
Film Director
D. 2016 4 Bond films
Harper Lee
   was an   
Author
D. 2016 To Kill a Mockingbird
Henry Hobhouse
   was an   
Author
D. 2016
Jenny Diski
   was an   
Author
D. 2016
Jimmy Young
   was a   
Broadcaster
D. 2016
Jo Cox
   was a   
Politician
D. 2016 British member of Parliament, murdered by a right-wing extremist.
Johann Cruyff
   was a   
Footballer
D. 2016
John Berger
   was an   
Author
D.2017. Ways of Seeing was his most well-known work of art history and cultural commentary. His novel G won the Booker Prize.
John Clarke
   was a   
Comedian
1948-2017. Also writer and actor. Born in New Zealand, he moved to Australia in the 1970s. Created the character Fred Dagg, a gumboot & singlet-wearing farmer with 7 sons called Trev. Wrote and starred in the Australian mockumentary "The Games" and was the voice of Wal Footrot in the animated movie Footrot Flats - The Dog's Tale
John Glenn
   was an   
Astronaut
1921-2016. U.S. marine corp pilot and engineer . Served in WW II and Korea before becoming one of the Mercury Seven- the first group of astronauts selected by NASA in 1959. First American to orbit the earth and oldest person to fly in space. He served in the U.S. senate from 1974 to 1999.
John Surtees
   was a   
Motorcycle Racer
1934-2017. Also Formula 1 racing driver. Won three 350cc and four 500cc world championships then went on to Formula 1, winning the 1964 season
Keith Emerson
   was a   
Musician
D. 2016 Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Kevin Starr
   was a   
Historian
D.2017
Leonard Cohen
   was a   
Musician
D. 2016 Composer
Margaret Forster
   was an   
Author
D. 2016
Merle Haggard
   was a   
Musician
D. 2016
Michael Cimino
   was a   
Film Director
D. 2016
Morley Safer
   was a   
Broadcast Journalist
1931-2016. Reporter and correspondent for CBS news. Longest serving reporter on "60 Minutes"
Mose Allison
   was a   
Musician
D. 2016 American jazz and blues pianist, singer, and songwriter.
Muhammad Ali
   was a   
Boxer
D. 2016 Born Cassius Clay. 'The Greatest'
Murray Ball
   was a   
Cartoonist
1939 - 2017. Born in Feilding, New Zealand Ball created the Footrot Flats comic strip series which ran from 1976 to 1994 and was made into a feature length movie 'Footroot Flats: A Dog's Tale'. He was also known for his cartoons of Stanley the Palaeolithic Hero (the longest running cartoon in Punch magazine), Bruce the Barbarian and All the King's Comrades (also in Punch). He became an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for his services as a cartoonist in 2002.
Nancy Reagan
   was a   
First Lady
D. 2016
Pat Conroy
   was an   
Author
D. 2016
Patty Duke
   was an   
Actor
D. 2016
Peter Maxwell Davies
   was a   
Musician
D. 2016 Composer
Peter Shaffer
   was a   
Playwright
D. 2016
Peter Vaughan
   was an   
Actor
D. 2016
Pierre Boulez
   was a   
Musician
D. 2016 Composer and conductor
Rachel Heyhoe Flint
   was a   
Cricketer
D.2017. She was captain of the England team that won the first women's World Cup. Later a member of the House of Lords she was always a powerful advocate for all women's sports.
Rick Parfitt
   was a   
Musician
1948-2016. Singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist. Founding member of the English rock band Status Quo
Ronnie Corbett
   was a   
Comedian
D. 2016
Shimon Peres
   was a   
Politician
D. 2016
Umberto Eco
   was an   
Author
D. 2016
Vera Rubin
   was an   
Astronomer
Victoria Wood
   was a   
Comedian
D. 2016
Victor Lownes
   was an   
Entrepreneur
D.2017
Vilmos Zsigmond
   was a   
Cinematographer
D. 2016


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