Charles Basil Foster was born on January 17, 1923, in Cheshire, England and died on April 23, 2017. He was an English-born Canadian publicist, newspaper editor, author and songwriter. In World War II he was a pilot with the Royal Air Force. The RAF moved him to a base in Alberta, Canada for flight training ..
Chris Bearde was born on June 18, 1936, and died on April 23, 2017. He was a comedy writer, producer, and director. He was best known for his work as a writer on the 1960s zeitgeist hit Laugh In and for co-writing and producing TV specials for Elvis Presley, Bob Hope, Sonny and Cher, Bill ..
Benjamin R. Barber was born on August 2, 1939, in New York City and died on April 24, 2017. He was an American political theorist and author. He was best known for his 1995 bestseller, Jihad vs. McWorld, and for 2013’s If Mayors Ruled the World. Barber was educated at Grinnell College (B.A., 1960) and ..
Robert Maynard Pirsig was born on September 6, 1928, and died on April 24, 2017. He was an American writer and philosopher, and the author of the philosophical novels Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values (1974) and Lila: An Inquiry into Morals (1991). He was married Nancy Ann James, together ..
Onuora Nzekwu was born on February 19, 1928, and died on April 21, 2017. He was also known as Joseph Onuora Nzekwu. He was a Nigerian professor, writer and editor from the Igbo people. He was born to Mr. Obiese Nzekwu and Mrs. Mary Ogugua Nzekwu (née Aghadiuno). Onuora joined the Federal Civil Service as ..
Enrico Medioli was born on March 17, 1925, in Parma and died on April 21, 2017. He was an Italian screenwriter. Medioli was a popular screenwriters in Italy. Medioli was the co-wroter of seven films directed by Luchino Visconti (including The Damned for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay) and has ..
John Freely was born in 1926, in Brooklyn, New York and died on April 20, 2017. He was an American physicist, teacher, and author of popular travel and history books on Istanbul, Athens, Venice, Turkey, Greece, and the Ottoman Empire. Freely was the father of writer and Turkish-to-English literary translator Maureen Freely. He was raised ..
George William Jones was born on February 4, 1938, and died on April 14, 2017. He was a professional British political scientist and author. He was the emeritus professor of government at the London School of Economics and the biographer with Bernard Donoughue of Herbert Morrison. George William Jones passed away at 79 ..
George Bălăiță was born on April 17, 1935, in Bacău and died on April 16, 2017, in Bucharest. He was a Romanian novelist. George Bălăiță passed away at 81 ..
Clare “Blossom” Elfman (née Bernstein) was born on November 4, 1925, and died on April 10, 2017. She was an American novelist. Elfman was married to Milton Elfman (1915-2001), for 53 years until his death in 2001. She was an elementary school teacher and he served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. ..