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Maurice Roe - obituary

Maurice Roe - obituary

Maurice Roe - obituary

Maurice Roe was an SOE agent who found himself billeted in a chateau alongside a German officer. Maurice Roe Maurice Roe, who has died aged 96, served variously as a Commando, and as an SOE and “Jedburgh” agent; he was awarded a Military Medal in 1945....

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Nécrologie. Décès d'Hélène Cadou

Nécrologie. Décès d'Hélène Cadou

Nécrologie. Décès d'Hélène Cadou

Hélène Cadou a rejoint son époux René Guy Cadou. Née à Mesquer (Loire-Atlantique) le 4 juin 1922, elle venait d'avoir 92 ans. Hélène Cadou Née en Mesquer en 1922, Hélène Cadou, est l'auteur d'une une importante œuvre poétique. Prix Verlaine 1990, ses...

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Gerry Goffin obituary

Gerry Goffin obituary

Gerry Goffin obituary

Lyricist who, with his partner Carole King, wrote many hit songs of the 1960s Gerry Goffin and Carole King in an RCA recording studio in New York, at around the time they married, in 1959. Their first top seller, Will You Love Me Tomorrow?, was recorded...

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The Memorable Wallis Simpson

The Memorable Wallis Simpson

The Memorable Wallis Simpson

In 1936 the king of England abdicated his throne for "the woman I love." That woman was Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American whose name prompts strong reactions more than 28 years after her death in April 1986 at age 89. "Love or hate her, the world...

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Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos obituary

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos obituary

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos obituary

Internationally respected conductor who made some of his finest recordings with the Philharmonia Orchestra Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos enjoyed his greatest successes in Europe, the US, Israel and Japan. Photograph: Agencia EFE/Rex The Spanish conductor...

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Tony Gibson obituary

Tony Gibson obituary

Tony Gibson obituary

Tony Gibson, a community activist, who has died aged 94, was an influential figure who did much to ensure that the voices of ordinary people are able to influence the shape of the cities, towns and villages in which they live. Tony was inspired by his...

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Sam Kelly obituary

Sam Kelly obituary

Sam Kelly obituary

Versatile stage and screen character actor loved for his roles in popular TV comedies Sam Kelly as Captain Geering in 'Allo 'Allo, 1982. Photograph: Sportsphoto/Allstar Equally at home in panto and Pinter, sitcom and Shakespeare, Sam Kelly, who has died...

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Ann Bonsor obituary

Ann Bonsor obituary

Ann Bonsor obituary

Ann Bonsor was a member of a secret 'FANY’ unit who sent messages to SOE agents in France. Ann Bonsor, who has died aged 90, served with the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry’s secret “Bingham’s Unit” during the Second World War. In 1938 the FANY (a voluntary...

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Freydis Sharland obituary

Freydis Sharland obituary

Freydis Sharland obituary

Pioneering female pilot for the wartime Air Transport Auxiliary In 1953 Freydis Sharland, who has died aged 93, climbed into a 430mph Hawker Tempest V, and set off from an airfield in southern England on a 4,000-mile intercontinental flight. Her aeroplane...

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Décès de l'acteur Jacques Herlin

Décès de l'acteur Jacques Herlin

Décès de l'acteur Jacques Herlin

Le comédien Jacques Herlin, à la filmographie impressionnante, est décédé samedi 7 juin, à l'âge de 86 ans. Le 18 mai 2010, Jacques Herlin avait monté les marches du Festival de Cannes avec toute l'équipe Des hommes et des dieux. Dans le film à succès...

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Hazel Heaton-Armstrong obituary

Hazel Heaton-Armstrong obituary

Hazel Heaton-Armstrong obituary

Hazel Heaton-Armstrong was a retailer whose family gave refuge to the von Trapps and who spent childhood holidays with the Kennedys Hazel Heaton-Armstrong, who has died aged 89, was a young girl of 14 when, in 1938, the musical von Trapps took refuge...

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Lady Soames obituary

Lady Soames obituary

Lady Soames obituary

Churchill's daughter who acted as his ADC and went on to become an accomplished writer Soames, right, with her father, Winston, in 1944. Photograph: IWM/Getty Images Mary Soames, who has died aged 91, was the last surviving child of Winston and Clementine...

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