Recent necrology, August 2013

cover of My music in London 1945-2000A list of well-known people who have died recently

  • John Amis, 1922-2013
    Musical impresario who worked with Myra Hess and Donald Swann and became a regular on My Music
  • Eydie Gorme, 1928-2013
    Singer who formed a successful double act with her husband Steve Lawrence
  • Elmore Leonard, 1925-2013
    Master of crime fiction who transcended the genre with novels such as Get Shorty, and, Glitz
  • Julie Harris, 1925-2013
    Actress of remarkable versatility whose six Tony Awards have not been equalled
  • Marian McPartland, 1918-2013
    Classically-trained, British-born pianist who made her name on New York’s jazz scene in the 1950s and presented a long-running jazz series on radio
  • cover of A river in the skyBarbara Mertz, 1927-2013
    American author who wrote under her own name as well as under the pseudonyms Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels
  • Cedar Walton, 1934-2013
    Pianist and composer behind some of the finest pieces in ‘hard bop’ jazz
  • Yoram Kaniuk, 1930-2013
    Jewish novelist who fought for the creation of Israel but did no like what the state went on to become

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