#118 Willis Hall / André Previn – 06 April 1929

Willis Hall

Willis Hall (6 April 1929 – 7 March 2005) was an English playwright and radio and television writer who drew on his working class roots in Leeds for much of his writings. His best remembered creation is probably Billy Liar (1960), co-written with life-long friend and collaborator Keith Waterhouse, and based on the latter’s novel. Hall’s rise to prominence had originated from his play about British soldiers in the Malayan jungle The Long and the Short and the Tall (1959).

André Previn

André George Previn KBE (born Andreas Ludwig Priwin; April 6, 1929) is a German-born naturalised American pianist, conductor, and composer. He is a winner of four Academy Awards for his film work and ten Grammy Awards for his recordings.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willis_Hall
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_Previn

Also born on that day :
Christos Sartzetakis is a Greek jurist who served as the fourth President of the Third Hellenic Republic.
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Pyarelal Khandelwal was a senior Indian politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Nancy MacKay is a Canadian athlete who competed for Canada in the 1948 Summer Olympics.
Noel Keith Hughes is a retired Australian-born English cricketer.
Art Taylor was an American jazz drummer.
Edison Denisov was a Russian composer.
Joi Lansing was a model, film and television actress, and nightclub singer.
Donald Ray (Don) Elston was a pitcher who played for the Chicago Cubs.
Leo Tateusz Sugar is a former American football defensive end in the NFL.
Guylaine Guy, born Guylaine Chailler, is a Canadian singer and painter from Montreal.

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