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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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Achurch, Janet, (Janet Sharp), (17 Jan. 1863–11 Sept. 1916)  

Born Lancashire, 17 Jan. 1863; d of William Prior Sharp; m 1889, Charles Martin (Charles Charrington, actor); one d; died 11 Sept. 1916

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Ackland, Joss, (Sidney Edmond Jocelyn), (29 Feb. 1928–19 Nov. 2023), actor  

CBE 2001

actor

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Acklom, Captain Cecil Ryther, (31 May 1872–12 June 1937)  

CB 1914; CBE 1919

Born 31 May 1872; s of late Robert Evatt Acklom; died 12 June 1937

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Adams, Richard George, (10 May 1920–24 Dec. 2016), author  

Born 10 May 1920; s of Evelyn George Beadon Adams, FRCS, and Lilian Rosa Adams (née Button); m 1949, Barbara Elizabeth Acland; two d...

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Adrian, Max, (1 Nov. 1903–19 Jan. 1973), actor  

Born Ireland, 1 Nov. 1903; s of Edward Norman Cavendish Bor and Mabel Lloyd Thornton; died 19 Jan. 1973

actor

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Adsetts, Sir (William) Norman, (6 April 1931–25 April 2023), President, Sheffield Theatres Trust, since 2006 (Chairman, 1996–2006)  

Kt 1999; OBE 1988

President, Sheffield Theatres Trust, since 2006 (Chairman, 1996–2006)

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Agnew, Peter Graeme, (7 April 1914–7 Oct. 2006), retired; Chairman, Bradbury Agnew & Co. Ltd (Proprietors of Punch), 1962–68  

MBE 1946

Born 7 April 1914; s of late Alan Graeme Agnew; m 1937, Mary Diana (née Hervey) (d 2000); two s two d; died 7 Oct. 2006...

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Aiken, Joan Delano, (Mrs Julius Goldstein), (4 Sept. 1924–4 Jan. 2004), writer of historical, mystery and children’s novels, plays and poetry  

MBE 1999

Born 4 Sept. 1924; d of Conrad Potter Aiken and Jessie McDonald; m 1st, 1945, Ronald George Brown (d 1955); one ...

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Ainley, Henry Hinchliffe, (21 Aug. 1879–31 Oct. 1945), actor-manager  

Born Leeds, 21 Aug. 1879; s of Richard Ainley; m 1st, 1903, Suzanne (d 1924), d of late Charles H. Sheldon, New York; 2nd, Elaine Fearon; one s...

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Aitken, Ian Levack, (19 Sept. 1927–21 Feb. 2018), columnist, Tribune, 1998–2014  

Born 19 Sept. 1927; s of George Aitken and Agnes Levack Aitken; m 1956, Dr Catherine Hay Mackie (d 2006), y d of late Maitland Mackie, OBE; two ...

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Aitken, Prof. (Robert) Cairns (Brown), (20 Dec. 1933–12 March 2018), Chairman, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh NHS Trust, 1993–97  

CBE 1998; MD; FRCPE, FRCPsych

Born 20 Dec. 1933; s of late John Goold Aitken and Margaret Johnstone (née Brown); m 1959, Audrey May Lunn; one ...

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Alagiah, George Maxwell, (22 Nov. 1955–24 July 2023), presenter, BBC TV News at Six (formerly BBC TV 6 o’clock News), since 2003  

OBE 2008

presenter, BBC TV News at Six (formerly BBC TV 6 o’clock News), since 2003

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Albee, Edward, (12 March 1928–16 Sept. 2016), American dramatist  

Born 12 March 1928; died 16 Sept. 2016

American dramatist

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Albery, Sir Bronson (James), (6 March 1881–21 July 1971), theatre director  

Kt 1949

Born 6 March 1881; s of James Albery and Mary Moore, afterwards Lady Wyndham; m 1912, Una G. Rolleston; two s two d...

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Alderson, John Cottingham, (28 May 1922–7 Oct. 2011), writer and commentator on police and penal affairs; Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall, 1973–82  

CBE 1981; QPM 1974

Born 28 May 1922; e s of late Ernest Cottingham Alderson and Elsie Lavinia Rose; m 1948, Irené Macmillan Stirling (d 2008); one s...

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Aldiss, Brian Wilson, (18 Aug. 1925–19 Aug. 2017), writer; critic  

OBE 2005

Born 18 Aug. 1925; s of Stanley and Elizabeth May Aldiss; m 1965, Margaret Manson (d 1997); one s one d; and one ...

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Aldous, Lucette, (26 Sept. 1938–5 June 2021), Senior Lecturer in Classical Ballet, Edith Cowan University, since 1994; Head of Classical Dance, Dance Department, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, 1984–99, then Senior Lecturer; Senior Adjudicator, National Eisteddfods, since 1979  

AC 2018

Senior Lecturer in Classical Ballet, Edith Cowan University, since 1994; Head of Classical Dance, Dance Department, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, 1984–99, then Senior Lecturer; Senior Adjudicator, National Eisteddfods, since 1979

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Aldridge, Michael William Ffolliott, (9 Sept. 1920–10 Jan. 1994), actor  

Born 9 Sept. 1920; s of Dr Frederick James Aldridge and Kathleen M. M. Aldridge; m 1947, Kirsteen Rowntree; three d; died 10 Jan. 1994...

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Alexander, Sir George, (19 June 1858–16 March 1918), actor and manager, St James’s Theatre  

Kt 1911; JP; (Hon.) LLD

Born Reading, 19 June 1858; o s of William Murray Samson and Mary Ann Hine Samson; m 1882, Florence Théleur; died 16 March 1918

actor and manager, St James’s Theatre...