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Abbado, Claudio, (26 June 1933–20 Jan. 2014), Artistic Director, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, 1989–2002; Generalmusikdirektor of Vienna, since 1987  

Born Milan, 26 June 1933; m 1st, 1956, Giovanna Cavazzoni (marr. diss. 1968); one s one d; 2nd, Gabriella Cantalupi; one s; died 20 Jan. 2014

Artistic Director, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, ...

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Arundell, Dennis Drew, (22 July 1898–10 Dec. 1988), actor, composer, producer, writer for theatre, radio, films and television, since 1926  

OBE 1978; (formerly D. D. Arundel)

Born 22 July 1898; s of Arundel Drew Arundel and Rose Lucy Campbell; died 10 Dec. 1988

actor, composer, producer, writer for theatre, radio, films and television, since ...

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Bart, Lionel, (died 3 April 1999), composer, lyricist and playwright  

died 3 April 1999

composer, lyricist and playwright

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Bates, Thorpe, (11 Feb. 1883–23 May 1958), Professor of Singing, Trinity College, London; actor-singer  

FRAM; FGSM

Born London, 11 Feb. 1883; s of Frederick and Elizabeth Bates, London; m 1907, Edith Helena Leech; one s one d; died 23 May 1958...

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Bowie, David, (8 Jan. 1947–10 Jan. 2016), international recording artist and performer; film and stage actor; video and film producer; graphic designer  

Born Brixton, 8 Jan. 1947; s of Hayward Stenton Jones and late Margaret Mary Burns; n é David Robert Jones; m 1970, Angela Barnett (marr. diss. 1980); one s...

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Bruce, George Robert, (10 March 1909–25 July 2002), poet and critic  

OBE 1984

Born 10 March 1909; s of Henry George Bruce and Jeannie Roberta (née Gray); m 1935, Elizabeth Duncan (d 1994); one ...

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Budden, Julian Medforth, (9 April 1924–28 Feb. 2007)  

OBE 1991; FBA 1987

Born 9 April 1924; s of Prof. Lionel Bailey Budden and Dora Magdalene (née Fraser); died 28 Feb. 2007

Stowe Sch.; Queen’s Coll., Oxford (MA); Royal Coll. of Music; Trinity Coll. of Music (BMus ...

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Bygraves, Max Walter, (16 Oct. 1922–1 Sept. 2012), entertainer  

OBE 1983

Born 16 Oct. 1922; s of Henry and Lilian Bygraves, Rotherhithe, SE16; m 1942, Gladys Blossom Murray (d 2011); one s two d; died 1 Sept. 2012...

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Carpenter, Humphrey William Bouverie, (29 April 1946–4 Jan. 2005), author, broadcaster, musician  

FRSL

Born 29 April 1946; s of late Rt Rev. Harry James Carpenter and of Urith Monica Trevelyan; m 1973, Mari Christina Prichard; two d...

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Carr, Ian Henry Randell, (21 April 1933–25 Feb. 2009), freelance trumpeter, composer, author and broadcaster, since 1960; Associate Professor, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, since 1982  

Born 21 April 1933; s of late Thomas Randell Carr and Phyllis Harriet Carr; m 1963, Margaret Blackburn Bell (d 1967); one d; 2nd, 1972, Sandra Louise Major (marr. diss. ...

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Coffin, Charles Hayden, (22 April 1862–8 Dec. 1935), actor, singer  

Born Manchester, 22 April 1862; parents both Americans from Maine, New England, USA; m Adeline, d of Friedrich de Leuw; died 8 Dec. 1935

actor, singer...

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Cooke, (Alfred) Alistair, (20 Nov. 1908–30 March 2004), journalist and broadcaster  

Hon. KBE 1973

Born 20 Nov. 1908; s of Samuel Cooke and Mary Elizabeth Byrne; US citizen, 1941; m 1st, 1934, Ruth Emerson; one s...

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Crosby, Harry Lillis, (Bing), (2 May 1904–14 Oct. 1977), singer; motion picture actor  

Born Tacoma, Washington, 2 May 1904; s of Harry L. and Catherine Crosby; m 1st, Wilma Wyatt (Dixie Lee) (d 1952); four s...

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Cutler, Ivor, (15 Jan. 1923–3 March 2006), humorist, poet, illustrator, playwright, singer and composer, since 1957  

Born 15 Jan. 1923; s of Jack and Polly Cutler; marr. diss.; two s; died 3 March 2006

humorist, poet, illustrator, playwright, singer and composer, since 1957

Shawlands Academy; Jordanhill Coll., Glasgow....

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Downes, Sir Edward (Thomas), (17 June 1924–10 July 2009), Associate Music Director and Principal Conductor, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, since 1991  

Kt 1991; CBE 1986

Born 17 June 1924; m 1955, Joan (d 10 July 2009); one s one d; died 10 July 2009

Associate Music Director and Principal Conductor, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, since ...

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Essex, Francis, (24 March 1929–5 March 2009), author, producer and composer  

Born 24 March 1929; s of Harold and Beatrice Essex-Lopresti; m 1956, Jeanne Shires; (one s decd) one step s; died 5 March 2009

author, producer and composer

Cotton Coll., N Staffs...

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Franklin, David, (17 May 1908–22 Oct. 1973), broadcaster and lecturer, sometime singer  

Born 17 May 1908; s of Henry James Franklin and Jane Maria Franklin (née Chapman); m 1931, Hilda Mary Bickell; two d; died 22 Oct. 1973

broadcaster and lecturer, sometime singer...

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French, Philip Neville, (28 Aug. 1933–27 Oct. 2015), writer and broadcaster; Film Critic, The Observer, 1978–2013  

OBE 2013

Born Liverpool, 28 Aug. 1933; s of late John and Bessie French; m 1957, Kersti Elisabet Molin; three s; died 27 Oct. 2015

writer and broadcaster; Film Critic, The Observer, ...

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Gellhorn, Peter, (24 Oct. 1912–13 Feb. 2004), Professor, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, 1981–92  

FGSM

Born 24 Oct. 1912; s of late Dr Alfred Gellhorn, and Mrs Else Gellhorn; m 1943, Olive Shirley (née Layton), 3rd d of 1st Baron Layton, CH, CBE; two ...

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Goodwin, (Trevor) Noël, (25 Dec. 1927–27 March 2013), freelance critic, writer and broadcaster, specialising in music and dance  

Born 25 Dec. 1927; s of Arthur Daniel Goodwin and Blanche Goodwin (née Stephens); m 1st, 1954, Gladys Marshall Clapham (marr. diss. 1960); 2nd, Anne Myers (née...