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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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Amery, Colin Robert, (29 May 1944–11 Aug. 2018), architectural writer, critic and historian; Director, World Monuments Fund in Britain, 1999–2008 (Trustee, 1992–98)  

Born 29 May 1944; yr s of late Kenneth George Amery and Florence Ellen Amery (née Young); m 2014, Robin Charles Ballance; died 11 Aug. 2018...

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Baer, Sir Jack (Mervyn Frank), (29 Aug. 1924–4 May 2016), independent fine art consultant, since 2001  

Kt 1997

Born 29 Aug. 1924; yr s of late Frank and Alix Baer; m 1st, 1952, Jean St Clair (marr. diss. 1969; she d 1973), oc of late L. F. St Clair and Evelyn Synnott; one ...

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Bath, 7th Marquess of, (Alexander George Thynn) (6 May 1932–4 April 2020)  

Director: Cheddar Caves, 1956–2010; Longleat Enterprises, 1964–2010

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Bernstein of Craigweil, Baron cr 2000 (Life Peer), of Craigweil, in the co. of West Sussex, (Alexander Bernstein) (15 March 1936–12 April 2010)  

Born 15 March 1936; s of late Cecil Bernstein and of Myra Ella, d of Lesser and Rachel Lesser; m 1st, 1962, Vanessa Anne Mills (marr. diss. 1993; she d...

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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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Briggs, Raymond Redvers, (18 Jan. 1934–9 Aug. 2022), freelance illustrator, since 1957; author, since 1961  

CBE 2017; DFA; FCSD; FRSL

freelance illustrator, since 1957; author, since 1961

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Bruhn, Erik Belton Evers, (3 Oct. 1928–1 April 1986), Danish Ballet Dancer; actor; choreographer; teacher; Artistic Director, National Ballet of Canada, since 1983 (Resident Producer, 1973–76)  

Born Copenhagen, Denmark, 3 Oct. 1928; s of Ernst Emil Bruhn, CE, and Ellen (née Evers); unmarried; died 1 April 1986

Danish Ballet Dancer; actor; choreographer; teacher; Artistic Director, National Ballet of Canada, since ...

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Bruna, Dick, (23 Aug. 1927–16 Feb. 2017), graphic designer; writer and illustrator of children’s books  

Born 23 Aug. 1927; s of A. W. Bruna and J. C. C. Erdbrink; m 1953, Irene de Jongh; two s one d ; died 16 Feb. 2017...

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Burningham, John Mackintosh, (27 April 1936–4 Jan. 2019), free-lance author-designer  

free-lance author-designer

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Caplat, Moran Victor Hingston, (1 Oct. 1916–19 June 2003), General Administrator, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, 1949–81  

CBE 1968

Born 1 Oct. 1916; s of Roger Armand Charles Caplat and Norah Hingston; m 1943, Diana Murray Downton; one s two d (and one ...

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Carluccio, Antonio Mario Gaetano, (19 April 1937–8 Nov. 2017), restaurateur, cook, broadcaster and author  

Hon. OBE 2007; Commendatore, Order of Merit (Italy), 1999

Born 19 April 1937; s of Giovanni Carluccio and Maria (née Trivellone); m 1981, Priscilla Marion Conran (marr. diss. 2009); ...

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Chappell, William, (27 Sept. 1908–1 Jan. 1994), dancer, designer, producer  

Born Wolverhampton, 27 Sept. 1908; s of Archibald Chappell and Edith Eva Clara Blair-Staples; died 1 Jan. 1994

dancer, designer, producer

Chelsea School of Art. Studied dancing under Marie Rambert...

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Church, James Anthony, (Tony), (11 May 1930–25 March 2008), Dean, National Theatre Conservatory, Denver, USA, 1989–96, then Emeritus  

Born 11 May 1930; s of Ronald Frederic and Margaret Fanny Church; m 1st, 1958, Margaret Ann Blakeney (marr. diss. 2003); one s two d; 2nd, 2003, Mary Gladstone; ...

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Cole, Babette S., (10 Sept. 1950–15 Jan. 2017), author and illustrator of children’s books  

Born Jersey 10 Sept. 1950; died 15 Jan. 2017

author and illustrator of children’s books

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Conran, Shirley Ida, (21 Sept. 1932–9 May 2024), writer  

OBE 2004

writer

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Craig, Douglas, (26 May 1916–26 July 2009), freelance opera producer, adjudicator and lecturer  

OBE 1965

Born 26 May 1916; m 1955, Dorothy Dixon; two d; died 26 July 2009

freelance opera producer, adjudicator and lecturer

Latymer Upper Sch.; St Catharine’s Coll., Cambridge (MA)...

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Craig, Edward Anthony, (Edward Carrick), (3 Jan. 1905–21 Jan. 1998), writer and lecturer, designer for film and theatre; independent film art director  

FRSA

Born 3 Jan. 1905; s of late Edward Gordon Craig, CH and Elena Meo; m 1st, 1928, Helen Godfrey (d 1960); one ...

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Craufurd, Mrs Eleanor Louisa Houison, (died 15 Dec. 1950), Principal, Downham School, Hatfield Heath, Bishop’s Stortford  

Born d of J. F. Dalrymple Hay and Ellen Douglas (d of R. H. Johnston Stewart of Physgill), of Dunlop House, Dunlop; m 1903...

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Cunningham, Merce, (16 April 1919–26 July 2009), Artistic Director, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, since 1953  

Born 16 April 1919; s of Clifford D. Cunningham; died 26 July 2009

Artistic Director, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, since 1953

Cornish Coll., Seattle, Washington

Martha Graham Dance Co., ...