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Mon 12 Mar #1 
Ruby Franks
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Ken Dodd -- Comedian -- 1927 - 2018.

Hubert de Givenchy -- Fashion Designer -- 1927 - 2018.

Trevor Baylis -- Inventor -- 1937- 2018. Best known for the wind-up radio.

Vic Damone -- Singer -- 1928 - 2018.

Billy Graham -- Evangelist -- 1918 - 2018

Lewis Gilbert -- Film Director -- 1920 - 2018. Directed three Bond films, but also known for three films depicting the British working-class, Alfie, Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine. Noted for using the technique of 'breaking the fourth wall' for comic effect.




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Wed 14 Mar #2 
chooky
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Also add

Stephen Hawking -- Cosmologist -- 1942 - 2018 -- 1942 - 2018 Died at the age of 76 - 55 years after being diagnosised with the motor neurone disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and given a life expectancy of 2 years

Stephen Hawking -- Theoretical Physicist -- 1942 - 2018

Started to write stuff for the trivia section but couldn't figure out how to condense such an amazing body of work into a reasonably sized entry. Or what to put in or leave out.
Maybe someone else will have a go at it.




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Wed 14 Mar #3 
JMK
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All added thanks Ruby and chooky.

I initially came in here tonight to add Stephen Hawking but chooky beat me to it. I have added one of my favourite quotes of his to the extra info.




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Wed 14 Mar #4 
chooky
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Perfect choice JMK




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Wed 14 Mar #5 
Ruby Franks
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Thanks you both.




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Fri 16 Mar #6 
rmcmanus
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This poor bugger made the mistake of dying the same day as Stephen Hawking so kind of got missed:

Jim Bowen -- Stand Up Comedian -- 1937 - 2018.  British comedian and TV personality, most famous for presenting the ITV game show Bullseye.




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Sun 18 Mar #7 
JMK
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Added thanks. Although I can't say I have ever heard of him.




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Sun 18 Mar #8 
Ruby Franks
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Bullseye was a peculiarly Brit phenomenon, Jim Bowen also appears in the subject 'UK Game Show Hosts'.

Notable as well, because there are now very few left living of the generation who started their working lives in old style variety shows.

It's hard to make a joke of Stephen Hawking's death, but I enjoyed what I heard on 'the Now Show':

Stephen Hawking was born on the 300th anniversary of Galileo's death and the date of Hawking's death is the same as Einstein's birthdate. That's what he meant in 'A Brief History of Timing.'




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