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MN Srinivas obituary

MN Srinivas obituary

MN Srinivas obituary

published 23/12/1999 at 01:38 GMT by Napur Basu Scholar of Indian village life and the caste system The pioneering Indian anthropologist and sociologist Mysore Narasimhachar Srinivas, who has died aged 83, became an expert on the caste system, laid the...

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Gwyn Jones obituary

Gwyn Jones obituary

Gwyn Jones obituary

published 21/12/1999 at 01.58 GMT by Desmond Slay Rooted in Wales, he explored northern Europe's ancient cultures Professor Gwyn Jones, who has died in Aberystwyth aged 92, was a major figure in Anglo-Welsh literature and for many years professor of English...

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Robert Dougall obituary

Robert Dougall obituary

Robert Dougall obituary

published 20/12/1999 at 01:37 GMT by Dennis Barker The perfect broadcaster, from the BBC Radio British Empire Service through the declaration of war to TV's Nine O'Clock News BBC TV's Nine O'Clock News has made many easy reputations for its presenters:...

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Marjorie Anderson obituary

Marjorie Anderson obituary

Marjorie Anderson obituary

published 18/12/1999 at 01:09 GMT by Dennis Barker Pioneering broadcaster on Woman's Hour and reassuring voice to a nation at war Marjorie Anderson, who has died aged 86, was one of the women who made BBC radio's Woman's Hour. Reliable, immaculately spoken...

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German Arciniegas obituary

German Arciniegas obituary

German Arciniegas obituary

published 17/12/1999 at 00:52 GMT by Hugo Estenssoro The Colombian writer and diplomat German Arciniegas, who has died of pneumonia aged 99, was a radical, an iconoclast who described himself as an "intellectual agitator", and a chronicler of the five...

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Antony Easthope obituary

Antony Easthope obituary

Antony Easthope obituary

published 17/12/1999 at 00:52 GMT by Catherine Belsey Cultural critic undaunted by words, wisdom and waiters The scholar and critic Antony Easthope, who has died aged 60, was a controversialist and an engaged intellectual in a way more common abroad than...

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Peter Everett obituary

Peter Everett obituary

Peter Everett obituary

published 16/12/1999 at 01:54 GMT by Dan Franklin Fiercely uncompromising writer who raged against the publishing establishment because he felt his talent was undervalued Peter Everett's novel Matisse's War (1996), an extraordinary fictional account of...

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Stane Dolanc obituary

Stane Dolanc obituary

Stane Dolanc obituary

Yugoslav hardliner who moved to crush dissent in Kosovo nearly two decades ago Stane Dolanc, who has died of a stroke aged 74, was a lifelong Slovene communist and Yugoslav hardliner, and a key figure in the repressive security apparatus of Yugoslavia,...

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Joseph Heller obituary

Joseph Heller obituary

Joseph Heller obituary

published 14/12/1999 at 10:31 GMT by Eric Homberger Writer who turned his wartime experience into one of the best-selling novels of the century, and added Catch-22 to the language The creative life of Joseph Heller, author of the comic anti-war masterpiece...

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Sir Rupert Hart-Davis obituary

Sir Rupert Hart-Davis obituary

Sir Rupert Hart-Davis obituary

Publisher, biographer, editor and man of letters, he was a prodigious star in the British literary firmament Sir Rupert Hart-Davis , who has died aged 92, made his name in a variety of literary endeavours: as founder of a distinguished publishing house...

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Edmond Safra obituary

Edmond Safra obituary

Edmond Safra obituary

published 09/12/1999 at 07:24 by Berry Ritchie THE BIZARRE circumstances surrounding the death of Edmond Safra, choked by smoke in a locked bathroom where he was hiding from supposed assailants, were in themselves enough to trigger worldwide media coverage...

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Nilde Iotti obituary

Nilde Iotti obituary

Nilde Iotti obituary

published 09/12/1999 at 03.23 GMT by Donald Sassoon Italy's leading post-war woman politician and a founding mother of the republic Nilde Iotti, who has died aged 79, was the most important woman politician in post-war Italy and a founding mother of the...

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Rose Bird obituary

Rose Bird obituary

Rose Bird obituary

published 08/12/1999 at 01;07 GMT by Harold Jackson Trailblazing US judge who fought death penalty Rose Bird, who has died aged 63, was the first woman ever appointed to the California supreme court and, because of her sustained campaign to abolish the...

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Theo Benzinger obituary

Theo Benzinger obituary

Theo Benzinger obituary

As one of the architects of biothermodynamics, the science that deals with variations in the body's heat, Theo Benzinger, who has died aged 94, invented a vital piece of medical equipment - the ear thermometer - while working at the United States Naval...

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Alexander Liberman obituary

Alexander Liberman obituary

Alexander Liberman obituary

published 07/12/1999 at 02:37 GMT by Lucy Sisman The inspired mastermind behind Vogue for more than 20 years, he changed the face of fashion magazines around the world Anyone with any doubt as to the extent of the influence of Alexander Liberman, who...

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Madeline Kahn obituary

Madeline Kahn obituary

Madeline Kahn obituary

Mrs Munchnick, Empress Nympho, El Sleezo Patron, Mrs Montenegro, Estie DelRuth, Lily Von Shtupp, Trixie Delight, Gorgeous Teitelbaum: there are few actresses who have gloried in so many weirdly named characters as the wonderful comedienne Madeline Kahn,...

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Edmond Safra obituary

Edmond Safra obituary

Edmond Safra obituary

published 04/12/1999 at 02:13 GMT by Alex Brummer Banker who kept his money in the family Edmond Safra, who died violently in Monaco yesterday at the age of 67, was one of the outstanding figures in 20th-century banking. Although less well-known in the...

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Lord Grey obituary

Lord Grey obituary

Lord Grey obituary

published 03/12/1999 at 02:15 GMT by Andrew Roth Lord Grey of Naunton, who has died aged 89, was one of the last and most liberal of Britain's colonial governors. An open-faced New Zealander with a nice line in self-deprecating humour, he was the most...

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Herb Abramson obituary

Herb Abramson obituary

Herb Abramson obituary

published 03/12/1999 at 02:15 GMT by Tony Russell Herb Abramson, who has died aged 82, was one of the architects of Atlantic Records, which in the 1950s and 60s was the most creative independent label in the United States for rhythm 'n' blues, soul and...

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Kathleen Farrell obituary

Kathleen Farrell obituary

Kathleen Farrell obituary

published 03/12/1999 at 02:15 GMT by Peter Burton Novelist of the 1950s with a distinctive voice from a neglected cultural era The death at the age of 87 of the novelist Kathleen Farrell is a reminder that while writers like Barbara Pym and Jean Rhys...

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Professor Edmund Fryde obituary

Professor Edmund Fryde obituary

Professor Edmund Fryde obituary

published 02/12/1999 at 12:26 by Martin Fitzpatrick When Edmund Fryde became a university teacher, at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, in 1947, he began to use his talents to exceptional effect in inspiring generations in the study of history....

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Edmund Fryde obituary

Edmund Fryde obituary

Edmund Fryde obituary

published 02/12/1999 at 01:01 GMT by Daniel Huws Edmund Fryde, who has died aged 76, taught history at the University College of Wales at Aberystwyth, from 1947 until his retirement and if, during these years, Aberystwyth could boast a polymath, it was...

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John Berry obituary

John Berry obituary

John Berry obituary

I first met the film director John Berry, who has died aged 82, in Lyon in 1995 during the film centenary celebrations. Despite his many years of exile in France, he still had the air of a pugnacious Jewish kid from the Bronx, where he was born Jack Szold....

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David Kessler obituary

David Kessler obituary

David Kessler obituary

published 01/12/1999 at 02:13 GMT by Geoffrey Paul Moderate Zionist who kept the Jewish Chronicle independent As chairman of the Jewish Chronicle for nearly 30 years, David Kessler, who has died aged 93, was determined that the independence of the newspaper...

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Jim Moran obituary

Jim Moran obituary

Jim Moran obituary

Jim Moran, who has died aged 91, was once the best known publicist in the world - literally selling refrigerators to Eskimos as part of a series of outrageous stunts in the 1940s and 50s to draw attention to his clients. A jovial Irish-American, and a...

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