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#598 Derek Jarman / Daniela Bianchi – 31 January 1942

Derek Jarman Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman (31 January 1942 – 19 February 1994) was an English film director, stage designer, diarist, artist, gardener and author. His most notable films are Sebastiane (1976),  Jubilee(1977),  Caravaggio (1986),  The Last of England (1988), War Requiem (1989), Edward II(1991), Wittgenstein (1993), and Blue(1993). Daniela Bianchi Daniela Bianchi (born 31 January 1942) is … Continue reading

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#597 Laurence Olivier / Hergé – 22 May 1907

Laurence Olivier Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was a British actor, director, and producer. One of the most famous and revered actors of the 20th century, he was the youngest actor to be knighted as a Knight Bachelor and the first to be … Continue reading

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#561 Tamara de Lempicka / Leon D. Cuddeback – 16 May 1898

Tamara de Lempicka Tamara de Lempicka (Łempicka) (16 May 1898 – 18 March 1980), born Maria Górska in Warsaw, Poland, was a Polish Art Deco painter and “the first woman artist to be a glamour star”.   Young Lady with Gloves, 1930 Leon D. Cuddeback Leon Dewey Cuddeback (May 16, 1898 … Continue reading

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#539 Billy Dee Williams / Merle Haggard / Terrence Hardiman – 6 April 1937

Billy Dee Williams William December “Billy Dee” Williams, Jr. (born April 6, 1937) is an American actor, artist, singer and writer. He is best known for playing Lando Calrissian in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Merle Haggard Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, … Continue reading

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#523 Lewis Carroll / Arthur Hughes – 27 January 1832

Lewis Carroll Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems “The Hunting … Continue reading

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#518 Graham Chapman / Boris Vallejo – 08 January 1941

Graham Chapman Graham Arthur Chapman (8 January 1941 – 4 October 1989) was a British comedian, physician, writer, actor, and one of the six members of the Monty Python comedy troupe. Boris Vallejo Boris Vallejo (born January 8, 1941) is a Peruvian-born American painter. He immigrated to … Continue reading

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#426 Stan Boardman / Walter Kershaw – 07 December 1940

Stan Boardman Stan Boardman (born 7 December 1940) is an English comedian. He came to fame in the 1970s, breaking into television on Opportunity Knocks and The Comedians. Walter Kershaw Walter Kershaw, born 7 December 1940, Rochdale, is an artist in oils and watercolours … Continue reading

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#314 Robert Crumb / Jean-Claude Killy – 30 August 1943

Robert Crumb Robert Dennis Crumb (born August 30, 1943)—known as Robert Crumb and R. Crumb—is an American artist, illustrator, and musician recognized for the distinctive style of his drawings and his critical, satirical, subversive view of the American mainstream. Crumb was a founder of … Continue reading

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#285 Tove Jansson / Joe Mercer – 09 August 1914

Tove Jansson Tove Marika Jansson (9 August 1914 – 27 June 2001) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, honorary Professor of Philosophy, illustrator, and comic strip author. She was the author of, among other works, the Moomin books. Joe Mercer Joseph ‘Joe’ Mercer, OBE (9 August … Continue reading

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#238 Bill Oddie / Michael Howard / Christopher Beeny – 07 July 1941

Bill Oddie William Edgar “Bill” Oddie OBE (born 7 July 1941, Rochdale, England) is an English author, actor, comedian, artist, naturalist and musician, who became famous as one of The Goodies. A birdwatcher since childhood, Oddie has now established a reputation for himself as an ornithologist, … Continue reading

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#137 Harold Lloyd / Joan Miró – 20 April 1893

Harold Lloyd Harold Clayton Lloyd, Sr. (April 20, 1893 – March 8, 1971) was an American film actor and producer, most famous for his silent comedies.Harold Lloyd ranks alongside Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as one of the most popular and influential film comedians of … Continue reading

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#82 Frankie Howerd / Will Eisner – 06 March 1917

Frankie Howerd Francis Alick “Frankie” Howerd OBE (6 March 1917 – 19 April 1992) was an English comedian and comic actor whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as “a series of comebacks”, spanned six decades. He was famous for his seemingly off-the-cuff remarks to … Continue reading

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#78 Ronald Searle / James Doohan – 03 March 1920

Ronald Searle Ronald William Fordham Searle, CBE, RDI, (born 3 March 1920, Cambridge, England) is an influential English artist and cartoonist. Best known as the creator of St Trinian’s School (the subject of several books and seven full-length films). He is also the co-author (with Geoffrey Willans) … Continue reading

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#60 Yoko Ono / Sir Bobby Robson – 18 February 1933

Yoko Ono Yoko Ono (オノ・ヨーコ(小野 洋子)born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese artist, musician, author and peace activist, known for her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking as well as her marriage to John Lennon. Bobby Robson Sir Robert William “Bobby” Robson, CBE (18 February 1933 – 31 … Continue reading

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#34 Acker Bilk / Claes Oldenburg – 28 January 1929

Acker Bilk Bernard Stanley “Acker” Bilk MBE (28 January 1929 – 2 November 2014) was an English clarinettist and vocalist known for his appearance – goatee, bowler hat and striped waistcoat – and breathy, vibrato-rich, lower-register clarinet style. Bilk’s 1962 instrumental … Continue reading

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#9 Stephen Hawking / Yvette Mimieux / George Passmore / Robin Ellis – 08 January 1942

Stephen Hawking Commander Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA (born 8 January 1942)is an English theoretical physicist and cosmologist. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and in 2009 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian … Continue reading

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