Posts Tagged: London

First person: Firesign Theatre remembers co-founder Peter Bergman, 72, for his witty irreverence

We are sad to report that Peter Bergman passed away in the early morning hours of Friday March 9, 2012 due to complications from leukemia. We will have more details as they become available. Peter Bergman was born in Cleveland,

First person: Firesign Theatre remembers co-founder Peter Bergman, 72, for his witty irreverence

We are sad to report that Peter Bergman passed away in the early morning hours of Friday March 9, 2012 due to complications from leukemia. We will have more details as they become available. Peter Bergman was born in Cleveland,

Writer of Disney songs, Robert B. Sherman, 86, taught us how to say ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’

(I have fond memories of watching all of these movies as a kid, and I think I knew all of the words by heart.) LONDON – Robert B. Sherman, the American songwriter who, with his brother Richard, wrote the cheerful,

Writer of Disney songs, Robert B. Sherman, 86, taught us how to say ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’

(I have fond memories of watching all of these movies as a kid, and I think I knew all of the words by heart.) LONDON – Robert B. Sherman, the American songwriter who, with his brother Richard, wrote the cheerful,

Chummy with royal family, royal reporter James Whitaker, 71, took flak for stories about Princess Di and Charles

LONDON — James Whitaker, considered by many of his peers to be the dean of the tight-knit pack of reporters who specialize in covering the British royal family, had the good fortune that comes to those in all walks of

Chummy with royal family, royal reporter James Whitaker, 71, took flak for stories about Princess Di and Charles

LONDON — James Whitaker, considered by many of his peers to be the dean of the tight-knit pack of reporters who specialize in covering the British royal family, had the good fortune that comes to those in all walks of

Acclaimed South African opera star Elizabeth Connell, 65, sang nearly every female Wagner role

LONDON – Elizabeth Connell, who has died aged 65, was a South African-born Wagnerian soprano who sang in the first performance at Sydney Opera House in 1973; after overcoming British prejudice against white South Africans during her country’s apartheid era

Acclaimed South African opera star Elizabeth Connell, 65, sang nearly every female Wagner role

LONDON – Elizabeth Connell, who has died aged 65, was a South African-born Wagnerian soprano who sang in the first performance at Sydney Opera House in 1973; after overcoming British prejudice against white South Africans during her country’s apartheid era

Jenny Tomasin, 73, clumsy maid in ‘Upstairs, Downstairs,’ was forevermore typecast as ‘the help’

(My parents, as I recall, were among the millions of Americans who loved this show.) LONDON – The role of Ruby Finch, the dim-witted, put-upon scullery maid in Upstairs, Downstairs forever dreaming of running away with Rudolph Valentino, brought Jenny

Jenny Tomasin, 73, clumsy maid in ‘Upstairs, Downstairs,’ was forevermore typecast as ‘the help’

(My parents, as I recall, were among the millions of Americans who loved this show.) LONDON – The role of Ruby Finch, the dim-witted, put-upon scullery maid in Upstairs, Downstairs forever dreaming of running away with Rudolph Valentino, brought Jenny

Samuel Youd, aka John Christopher, was a popular British science fiction writer, especially for kids

BATH, England – British science fiction author Samuel Youd, who wrote the prescient story of environmental disaster The Death of Grass under one of his pseudonyms, John Christopher, has died. Youd passed away on 3 February, his agent said on

Samuel Youd, aka John Christopher, was a popular British science fiction writer, especially for kids

BATH, England – British science fiction author Samuel Youd, who wrote the prescient story of environmental disaster The Death of Grass under one of his pseudonyms, John Christopher, has died. Youd passed away on 3 February, his agent said on

Florence Green, the last known WWI veteran, passes quietly in England

KING’S LYNN, England – Florence Green never saw the front line. Her war was spent serving food, not dodging bullets. But Green, who has died at age 110, was the last known surviving veteran of World War I. She was

Florence Green, the last known WWI veteran, passes quietly in England

KING’S LYNN, England – Florence Green never saw the front line. Her war was spent serving food, not dodging bullets. But Green, who has died at age 110, was the last known surviving veteran of World War I. She was