Recent necrology, August/September 2015

Some well-known people who have died recently

  • Cover of My Brown Bear BarneyDorothy Butler, 1925-2015
    New Zealand children’s author, bookseller and reading advocate
  • George Cole, 1925-2015
    English actor best known as the devious and conniving Arthur Daley in the TV series Minder
  • Jackie Collins, 1936-2015
    Novelist who redefined the ‘blockbuster’ genre with her tales of bad behaviour in Hollywood
  • John Guillermin, 1925-2015
    Film director who specialised in all-star disaster melodramas and was a hard taskmaster on set
  • David Nobbs, 1935-2015
    British novelist and comedy writer
  • John Scott, 1956-2015
    English organist and choirmaster
  • Brian Sewell, 1931-2015
    Colourful critic who waged wittily acerbic war against the inanities of modern conceptual art
  • Cover of Favourite Carols From King'sDavid Willcocks, 1919-2015
    Choirmaster who redefined the sound of British choral music and once played the piano under heavy shell fire in Normandy
  • Phil Woods, 1931-2015
    Jazz saxophonist who, influenced by Charlie Parker, became a dedicated exponent of the complex bebop style

One thought on “Recent necrology, August/September 2015

  1. Beaulah Scaggs 19 February 2016 / 8:46 am

    Hello! I loved looking through your blog! I just wanted to drop by and tag you for the

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