Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. His fame derived from his long tenure as the music director of the New York Philharmonic, from his conducting of concerts with most of the world’s leading orchestras, and from his music for West Side Story, as well as Candide, Wonderful Town, and On the Town.
Richard Marius Joseph Greene (25 August 1918 – 1 June 1985) was a noted English film and television actor. A matinee idol who appeared in more than 40 films, he was perhaps best known for the lead role in the long-running British TV series The Adventures of Robin Hood, which ran for 143 episodes from 1955 to 1960.
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Sonia Orwell was the second and last wife of writer George Orwell.
Pat Fanning was an Irish sportsperson.
Abel Cestac was a boxer from Argentina.
Ernst-Erich Hirschfeld was a German Luftwaffe ace.
Eduardo Mendizábal is a Peruvian former sport shooter.
General William B. Rosson commanded the U.S. Army, Pacific.
Sho-Chieh Tsiang is a Chinese-American economist.
Freddie Kohlman was an American jazz drummer, vocalist, and bandleader.
Paul Busby was a Major League Baseball outfielder.
Marlene Neubauer-Woerner was a German sculptor .
Al Wiseman was an American cartoonist who worked on both comic strips and comic books.