Virginia A. McKenna OBE (born 7 June 1931, London) is a British stage and screen actress, author and wildlife campaigner. In 1956, McKenna won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film, A Town Like Alice and two years later was nominated for Best Actress again for her role as the World War II SOE agent Violette Szabo, in 1958’s Carve Her Name with Pride. However, McKenna is best remembered for her 1966 role as Joy Adamson in the true-life film Born Free for which she received a nomination for a Golden Globe.
Michael John “Mike” Pratt (7 June 1931 – 10 July 1976) was an English actor and songwriter, known for his work on British television in the 1960s and early 1970s. Pratt is best known for his role as Jeff Randall in the late 1960s ITV detective series Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased).
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Okot p’Bitek was a Ugandan poet.
Gordon Scholes is a former Australian politician.
Paddy Fagan was an Irish footballer.
David C. Driskell is a scholar in the field of African American art and an artist.
Sunaryati Hartono S.H. is an Indonesian attorney.
D. M. Jayaratne is the 20th and current Prime Minister of Sri Lanka , and a veteran Sri Lankan politician.
Malcolm Morley is an English artist now living in the United States .