Tag: In Memoriam

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Vivacious actress and socialite, Zsa Zsa Gabor was famous for her take no crap attitude and numerous marriages.   Born in Budapest, Hungary on February 6, 1917, Sari Gabor was the middle daughter of Vilmos and Jolie Gabor.  Jolie was the heiress to a European jewelry business and a Vilmos was a soldier.  She had […]

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Gene Wilder

   “Time is a precious thing. Never waste it” – Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) Jerome Silberman was born on June 11, 1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to William J. and Jeanne (Baer) Silberman. He would later adopt “Gene Wilder” as his professional name explaining, “I had always liked Gene because of Thomas Wolfe’s character Eugene Gant […]

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Muhammed Ali

Born in Kentucky, January 1942, Cassius Clay was one of five children of Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr and his wife Odessa O’Grady. Clay Sr was named for the 19thC abolitionist of the same name and passed the name on to his own son. Clay Sr was the descendant of slaves, Odessa however was the grand-daughter […]

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Prince

It seems like we have been writing way too many of these memorial tributes lately.  2016 had been a rough year, and now we have lost another great musician.  Prince Rogers Nelson was an amazing musician, icon and innovator. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 7, 1958, Prince had been interested in music from a […]

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Victoria Wood

This is only going to be a short post, dedicated to my favourite female comedian who died on 20th April 2016 following a short battle with cancer. Victoria was born on 19th May, 1953 in Prestwich, Lancashire, the youngest daughter of Stanley and Nellie Wood, with two sisters and a brother. She received her education […]

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