Cino Tortorella was born on June 27, 1927, in Ventimiglia, Italy and died on March 23, 2017. He was a Italian television presenter. Cino was best known for creating and conducting the Zecchino d’Oro festival of children’s songs. He began his career in the 1950s with a comedy entitled Zurlì, mago Lipperlì (“Zurlì, the Magician ..
Trisha Brown was born on November 25, 1936, in Aberdeen, Washington, and died on March 18, 2017. She was an American choreographer and dancer, and one of the founders of the Judson Dance Theater and the postmodern dance movement. She received a B.A. degree in dance from Mills College in 1958. Later, she received a ..
Betty Kennedy was born on January 4, 1926, and died on March 21, 2017. She was a Canadian broadcaster, journalist, author, and Senator, Betty was best known for her work on radio and television. She was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, graduated from Lisgar Collegiate Institute, and began her career with the Ottawa Citizen. ..
Charles Hirsch “Chuck” Barris was born on June 3, 1929 and died on March 21, 2017. He was an American game show creator, producer, and host. Chuck was best known for hosting The Gong Show and creating The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game. Barris was also a songwriter, he wrote the hit “Palisades Park” ..
Lisa Magill was born on January 22, 1982, and died on March 11, 2017. She was an Australian woman who was diagnosed with cancer. Magill become famous for her blog, Terminally Fabulous. Lisa gained over 50,000 Facebook followers as she documented her struggle with cancer. Lisa Magill passed away at 35 ..
William F. “Bill” Walsh was born on December 20, 1961, in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, and died on March 15, 2017. He was a copy editor at The Washington Post. Walsh spoke on copy editing and was a regular presenter at annual conferences of the American Copy Editors Society. Bill books include Lapsing into a Comma (2000); ..
Gordon Thomas was born in 1933 and died on 2017. He was a British investigative journalist and author, notably on topics of secret intelligence. He was the author of 53 books published worldwide including The Pope’s Jews, Secret Wars, and Gideon’s Spies. He was born in Wales, in a cemetery keeper’s cottage where his grandmother ..
Tsui Hsiao-ping was born in Jinan, China and died on March 11, 2017. She was a Taiwanese radio personalty and director. Tsui was the daughter of a postal worker. Tsui Hsiao-ping’s family was forced to move away from their home due to the Marco Polo Bridge incident. Ping studied at Sichuan’s Sixth Middle School in ..
Cheyyar Ravi was born in 1962 and died on March 11, 2017. He was an Indian film and television director. Ravi has directed Tamil films and serials. He directed two Tamil films in the 1990s, Dharma Seelan (1993) featuring Prabhu and Harichandra (1998) with Karthik. During 2009, Ravi started pre-production on an untitled film starring ..
András Kovács was born on June 20, 1925, and died on March 11, 2017. He was a Hungarian film director and screenwriter. Kovács directed 30 films between 1961 and 1996. ‘The Lost Generation’, his 1968 film was entered into the 6th Moscow International Film Festival. András Kovács’s 1978 film ‘A ménesgazda’ was entered into the ..