James Whittaker was born Peter Williams on August 20, 1937, in Heswall, Wirral, Cheshire and died on March 14, 2018. He was an English stand-up comedian and TV personality, after an earlier career as a schoolteacher. James Whittaker was the long-time host of the ITV game show Bullseye, which he hosted from its beginning in ..
Robert Baxt was born on June 27, 1938, in Shanghai, China and died on March 11, 2018. He was an Australian lawyer and a chairman of the Trade Practices Commission (now the ACCC), Dean of Law at Monash University and a Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne. He was a partner of the Australian ..
Woody Lombardi Durham was born on August 8, 1941, and died on March 7, 2018. He was an American play-by-play radio announcer for the North Carolina Tar Heels football and men’s basketball programs from 1971 to 2011. Durham was close with Bob Harris; Harris would eventually become the Voice of the Duke Blue Devils. The ..
Ota Filip was born on March 9, 1930, in Slezská Ostrava, in the present-day Czech Republic and died on March 2, 2018. He was a Czech novelist and journalist. Filip’s novels have been translated into French, Italian, Spanish and Polish; and he has also written his works in German and Czech. In the communist era, ..
Barry Crimmins was born on July 3, 1953 and died on February 28, 2018. He was an American stand-up comedian, political satirist, author of Never Shake Hands with a War Criminal released by Seven Stories Press, former Air America Radio writer and correspondent, and comedy club owner. During 2013, he was featured on the podcast ..
Ján Kuciak was born on 17 May 1990 and died in February 2018. He was a Slovak investigative journalist. Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kušnírová was found shot dead on 25 February 2018 in their home in Veľká Mača, Galanta District, Slovakia. She was in the same age group as Jan. He was working as ..
Cynthia Heimel (née Glick) was born on July 13, 1947 and died on February 25, 2018. She was a feminist humorist writer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was a columnist and primarily the author of satirical books known for their unusual titles, aimed at a female readership, as well as a playwright and television writer. Heimel ..
Maria Antoinette “Mies” Bouwman was born on 31 December 1929 and died on 26 February 2018. She was a Dutch television presenter. She was born in Amsterdam. Maria began her career on the very first broadcasting evening of the Dutch broadcasting association KRO (Catholic Radio Broadcaster) on 16 October 1951. She made her name as ..
Folco Quilici was born on 9 April 1930 and died on 24 February 2018. He was an Italian film director and screenwriter. Folco Quilici directed 22 films between 1952 and 2005. He pioneered colour underwater photography when he started shooting, in 1952, the documentary film Sesto Continente (The Sixth Continent, first released in 1954). During ..
Larry Smith was born in 1938 and died on February 19, 2018. He was a puppeteer and producer of children’s programming in the Cincinnati area since 1957. His most notable work was a popular afternoon puppet/cartoon show airing on WXIX Television. He was raised in Dayton, Ohio. At the age of five, Larry began a ..