#178 Rosemary Clooney / Nigel Davenport – 23 May 1928

Rosemary Clooney

Photo by Allan warren

Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American singer and actress. She came to prominence in the early 1950s with the novelty hit “Come On-a My House”, which was followed by other pop numbers such as “Mambo Italiano” and “This Ole House”, though she would go on to success as a jazz vocalist.

Nigel Davenport

Nigel Davenport (23 May 1928 – 25 October 2013) was an English stage, television and film actor. He began to appear in British film and television productions in supporting roles, such as playing a theatre manager opposite Laurence Olivier in the film version of The Entertainer (1960). He made an impression as the Duke of Norfolk in 1966’s A Man for All Seasons and had the major role of Lord Bothwell in Mary, Queen of Scots.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosemary_Clooney
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_Davenport

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