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Al Brenner, American football player (New York Giants, Hamilton Tiger-Cats) died he was 64

Allen Ray Brenner was a football player in the Canadian Football League for seven years died he was 64.

(November 13, 1947 in Benton Harbor, Michigan – February 13, 2012 in Clinton, North Carolina)

Football career

Brenner played defensive back for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Ottawa Rough Riders from 1971-1977. He was a CFL All-Star in 1972, the same year he set a record of most interceptions in a season at 15, and also won the Grey Cup
with the Tiger-Cats. He was also part of the Ottawa Rough Riders when
they won the Grey Cup in 1976. Brenner started his career with the New York Giants of the NFL, for whom he played two seasons. He played college football at Michigan State University where he was an All-American in 1968. Al Brenner was also the Head Coach of the Burlington Braves Junior Football Team in 1981.

While playing in the CFL for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats he intercepted Joe Theismann
4 times in one game. Brenner also was part of “The Game of the
Century”, where both Michigan State and Notre Dame were ranked number 1
in the country and went to a 10-10 tie in 1966.


Brenner was reported missing in April 1983. He, his wife, and four children were residents of Burlington, Ontario.[1]
Brenner is featured in a Fifth Estate program on Dec 3, 2010 which
discusses his disappearance and subsequent resurfacing eight years after
abandoning his family.[2] He is interviewed living in an unnamed small town in North Carolina and says he cannot explain why he left.


Brenner died Feb. 13, 2012 at age 64 in Clinton, North Carolina after a long illness.[3]

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Charles Anthony, American tenor, died from kidney failure he was 82

Charles Anthony Caruso (né Calogero Antonio Caruso), better known by his stage name of Charles Anthony, was an American tenor noted for his portrayal of comprimario characters in opera died from kidney failure he was 82. Anthony had the distinction of appearing in more performances at the Metropolitan Opera than any other performer.[1]
He celebrated his fiftieth anniversary with the company in 2004, and
gave his farewell in the role of the aged Emperor Altoum in Turandot, at the Met, on January 28, 2010.[2]

( July 15, 1929 – February 15, 2012)

Early years

Anthony was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the child of immigrants from Sicily. He studied music at Loyola University New Orleans, where he studied under Dorothy Hulse, also the teacher of Audrey Schuh and Harry Theyard, from where he graduated in 1951. The tenor sang the role of the Messenger in Il trovatore, at the New Orleans Opera
Association, in 1947. At the age of twenty-two, he auditioned under his
birth name for the Metropolitan Opera’s Auditions of the Air. He won
the auditions, but Sir Rudolf Bing convinced him to drop his surname, saying that it would invite comparisons with Enrico Caruso.

At the Metropolitan

Anthony made his debut at the Metropolitan on March 6, 1954, playing the role of the Simpleton in Boris Godunov. Critics were impressed; The New York Times
wrote, “Mr Anthony had better be careful. If he does other bit parts so
vividly, he’ll be stamped as a character singer for life.” In the
event, this proved true; although Anthony performed some larger roles
early in his career (including Don Ottavio, to the Donna Anna of Herva Nelli, in Don Giovanni), he made his mark as a comprimario singer.

On February 17, 1992, following Act II of a performance of Puccini‘s Tosca, Anthony was honored in an onstage ceremony on the occasion of his breaking the record of George Cehanovsky
for most appearances by an artist at the Metropolitan Opera. By the
time of his retirement, Anthony had performed 2,928 times with the
company, over fifty-six seasons.[3] He was also an honorary member of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local One in New York City. Following his retirement from the Metropolitan Opera, he lived in Tampa, Florida, where he died at his home from kidney failure at the age of 82.[1]

On television

Anthony was included in many of the Met’s telecasts, including Otello (conducted by James Levine, 1979), Elektra (with Birgit Nilsson, 1980), Un ballo in maschera (with Katia Ricciarelli, 1980), Il trittico (with Renata Scotto, 1981), Rigoletto (with Louis Quilico in the title role, 1981), Der Rosenkavalier (with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, 1982), Idomeneo (produced by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, 1982), Tannhäuser (with Richard Cassilly, 1982), Don Carlos (opposite Plácido Domingo and Mirella Freni, 1983), Ernani (with Luciano Pavarotti in the name part, 1983), Lohengrin (with Peter Hofmann, 1986), Dialogues des Carmélites (directed by John Dexter, 1987), Ariadne auf Naxos (with Jessye Norman, 1988), Il barbiere di Siviglia (1988), Un ballo in maschera (staged by Piero Faggioni, 1991), La fanciulla del West (1992), Stiffelio (1993), Il tabarro (with Teresa Stratas, 1994), Simon Boccanegra (1995), Otello (1995), Die Meistersinger (2001), Fedora (1997), Samson et Dalila (1998), and, finally, Turandot (with Maria Guleghina, 2009).

Studio recordings

In 1956 and 1957, the tenor recorded excerpts from Les contes d’Hoffmann, Pagliacci, La périchole (with Patrice Munsel and Theodor Uppman), and Don Pasquale (with Salvatore Baccaloni) for the Metropolitan Opera Record Club.

In 1982, Anthony recorded Gastone, in La traviata (which he had sung opposite Maria Callas, in 1958), with Levine leading Stratas, Domingo, and Cornell MacNeil. In 1990, he recorded the role of the Messenger, in Aïda, conducted by Levine.


Mr Anthony died on February 15, 2012, from kidney failure, aged 82.

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Dory Previn, American singer-songwriter (Mythical Kings and Iguanas) and lyricist (Valley of the Dolls, Last Tango in Paris) died she was 86

Dory Previn (born Dorothy Veronica Langan;[1] was an American lyricist, singer-songwriter and poet died she was 86.

During the late 1950s and 1960s she was a lyricist on songs intended for motion pictures and, with her then husband, André Previn, received several Academy Award nominations. In the 1970s, after their divorce, she released six albums
of original songs and an acclaimed live album. Previn’s lyrics from
this period are characterized by their originality, irony and honesty in
dealing with her troubled personal life as well as more generally about
relationships, sexuality, religion and psychology. Until her death, she
continued to work as a writer of song lyrics and prose.

(October 22, 1925 – February 14, 2012)


Early years

Previn was born in Rahway, New Jersey,[4]
the eldest daughter in a strict Catholic family of Irish origin. She
had a troubled relationship with her father, especially during
childhood. He had served in the First World War and been gassed, and experienced periods of depression and violent mood swings.[4]
He tended to alternately embrace and reject her, but supported her when
she began to show talents for singing and dancing. However, his mental
health deteriorated after the birth of a second daughter, culminating in
a paranoid episode in which he boarded the family up in their home and
held them at gunpoint for several months. Previn’s childhood
experiences, described in her autobiography Midnight Baby, had a profound effect on her later life and work.[citation needed]

After high school, she attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts for a year before having to leave due to financial difficulties.[5] She toured as a chorus line dancer and singer, and started to write songs. She later wrote,[6]
“I have been an actress, model, and chorus girl. I’ve worked at odd
jobs – secretary, salesgirl, accounting in a filling station, waitress –
anything to keep me going while I pursued my writing.” At this time,
she entered a brief first marriage which ended in divorce soon after.[7]

Lyricist and marriage: 1958–1969

Through a chance contact with film producer Arthur Freed, she gained a job as a lyricist at MGM. There she met, and began collaborating with, composer André Previn. In 1958, as Dory Langdon, she recorded an album of her songs, The Leprechauns Are Upon Me, with André Previn and jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell accompanying her, for Verve Records.
She married André Previn in 1959. The couple collaborated on a number
of songs used in motion pictures, including “The Faraway Part Of Town”
sung in the film Pepe by Judy Garland, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Song in 1960. In 1961 they wrote “One, Two, Three Waltz” for the movie One, Two, Three, and, in 1962, wrote “A Second Chance” for the movie Two for the Seesaw, which won them a second Oscar nomination. They also wrote songs recorded by Rosemary Clooney, Chris Connor, Vic Damone, Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis Jr., Doris Day, Eileen Farrell, Jack Jones, Marilyn Maye, Carmen McRae, Matt Monro, Leontyne Price, Nancy Wilson, Monica Zetterlund and others. In 1964, she and André Previn collaborated with Harold Arlen on “So Long, Big Time!”, which was recorded by Tony Bennett.[5] Later in 1966, the song was covered by Carola, accompanied by the Heikki Sarmanto Trio.[8]

By the mid-1960s Previn’s husband had become a classical music
conductor, touring worldwide. She had a morbid fear of air travel and
did not join him. In 1965 Previn’s mental health deteriorated, she
suffered a nervous breakdown and was briefly institutionalized in a
psychiatric hospital. However, she continued to write with her husband,
on songs including “You’re Gonna Hear from Me“, recorded by Frank Sinatra, and began to use the name Dory Previn professionally. In 1967, they wrote five songs for the movie Valley of the Dolls. The soundtrack album spent six months in the charts, and Dionne Warwick had a pop hit with her version of the theme song.[5] In 1968, she wrote a new English language libretto for Mozart‘s The Impresario.[9] The following year she won a third Oscar nomination for “Come Saturday Morning,” with music by Fred Karlin, from the movie The Sterile Cuckoo. A hit version was recorded by The Sandpipers.[10]

In 1968 André Previn had fully moved from composing film scores to conducting symphony orchestras, most notably the London Symphony Orchestra. While in London he began an affair with the then 23-year-old actress Mia Farrow, who was working on the film A Dandy in Aspic.[11]
In 1969 Previn discovered that Farrow had become pregnant, compelling
Previn to separate from her husband. Their divorce became final in July
1970. André Previn subsequently married Farrow.[5] This betrayal led to Previn being institutionalized again, where she was treated with electroconvulsive therapy.[12]
This seemed to change her outlook as a songwriter, making her more
introspective. She subsequently expressed her feelings regarding Farrow
and the end of her marriage in the song “Beware of Young Girls” on her
1970 album On My Way to Where.[citation needed]

Singer-songwriter: 1970–1980

In 1970 she signed as a solo artist with the Mediarts company founded by Alan Livingston and Nik Venet, and recorded her first album for 12 years, On My Way To Where.[5]
Much of the album, which like several subsequent albums was produced by
Venet, deals with her experiences in the late 1960s. “Mister Whisper”
examines episodes of psychosis from within the confines of a psychiatric hospital, while “Beware of Young Girls” is a scathing attack on Mia Farrow and her motives for befriending the Previns (Farrow belatedly apologized to Dory in her memoir What Falls Away). The track “With My Daddy in the Attic” is a chilling piece dealing with Stockholm Syndrome and fantasies of incest. The album’s lyrics were published in book form in 1971.

Her second album of this period, Mythical Kings and Iguanas, released in 1971, was even more successful. United Artists Records then took over Mediarts and released her third album, Reflections in a Mud Puddle. The album was voted one of the best albums of 1972 by Newsweek magazine, and was included in The New York Times
critics’ choice as one of the outstanding singer-songwriter albums of
the 1970s. “Taps, Tremors and Time-Steps: One Last Dance for my Father,”
the second side of Reflections In a Mud Puddle, is a personal
account of the deterioration of their relationship and her anguish at
their differences remaining unresolved at the time of her father’s
death.[citation needed]

In 1972 she released Mary C. Brown and the Hollywood Sign,
a thematic album about Hollywood misfits and Mary C. Brown, an actress
who kills herself jumping from Hollywood’s letter “H”, apparently based
upon real-life Peg Entwistle.
The songs were intended for a musical revue that ran briefly in Los
Angeles. Previn teamed up with producer Zev Bufman to stage it on Broadway, but the previews were poor and the show was cancelled before it opened.[13]

Her albums maintained a balance of intensely personal lyrics and
wider commentary – “A Stone for Bessie Smith” is about the premature
death of singer Janis Joplin,
while “Doppelgänger” examines the latent savagery of humanity.
Self-conscious spirituality at the expense of the tangible is criticised
in “Mythical Kings and Iguanas,” while songs dealing with emotionally
frail characters appear as “Lady With the Braid”, “Lemon-Haired Ladies”,
and “The Altruist and the Needy Case”. Feminist issues and dilemmas are
explored in “Brando” and “The Owl and the Pussycat”, while the male ego
is attacked with wit and irony in “Michael, Michael”, “Don’t Put Him
Down”, and “The Perfect Man”.[citation needed]

In 1973, her screenplay Third Girl From The Left was filmed and broadcast as a TV movie.[5]
She also undertook some public performances that year, including a
concert in New York on April 18, 1973. This was recorded and released
later as a double LP, Live At Carnegie Hall,
which featured in a book of the two hundred best rock albums. She also
continued to collaborate on music for film and TV. Her last film credit
was the title song for Last Tango in Paris (1973), with music by Gato Barbieri.

She then switched to Warner Bros. Records, and released the album Dory Previn in 1974, followed by We’re Children of Coincidence and Harpo Marx
in 1976. Overcoming her fear of flying, she toured in Europe in the
late 1970s, and in 1980 performed in a musical revue of her songs, Children Of Coincidence, in Dublin.[5] She withdrew from music for a period, and wrote two autobiographies, Midnight Baby: an Autobiography (1976, ISBN 0-02-299000-4) and Bogtrotter: An Autobiography with Lyrics (1980; ISBN 0-385-14708-2). The latter title refers to her Irish heritage: “bogtrotter” is a derogatory term for an Irish person. She wrote Schizo-phren, a one-woman play with songs.[citation needed]

Later life

From the 1980s, she often used the name Dory Previn Shannon, Shannon being her mother’s maiden name.[14] In 1983 she wrote and appeared in a musical statement on nuclear war, August 6, 1945, in Los Angeles. Working for television, she won an Emmy Award in 1984 for “We’ll Win this World” (from Two of a Kind) with Jim Pasquale, and an Emmy nomination in 1985 for “Home Here” (from Two Marriages) with Bruce Broughton.[15]

In 1984 she married actor and artist Joby Baker. She performed in London in 1986, and wrote a stage work, The Flight Of The Gooney Bird. She last appeared in concert in 1988, in Dublin and at the Donmar Warehouse in London. As a writer, her short stories have appeared in several publications, and she has also worked on a novel, Word-Play with an Invisible Relative. She lectured on lyric writing, recording, and writing autobiographies at various American universities.[15] Baker provided illustrations for The Dory Previn Songbook (1995), which contains songs from her period with United Artists.

In 1997 she collaborated with André Previn again, to produce a piece for soprano and ensemble entitled The Magic Number.[16] This was first performed by the New York Philharmonic, with Previn as conductor and Sylvia McNair performing the soprano part. A piano reduction was published by G. Schirmer, Inc (ISBN 0-7935-8803-0). In 2002 she released a royalty-free recording available via the internet entitled Planet Blue.[17]
This contains a mixture of recent and previously unreleased material
dealing with environmental degradation and the threat of nuclear
disaster. She continued to work, in spite of having suffered several strokes, which affected her eyesight. A new compilation of her early 1970s work, entitled The Art of Dory Previn, was released by EMI on January 21, 2008.[citation needed]


Previn died, aged 86, on February 14, 2012, at her farm in Southfield, Massachusetts, where she lived with her husband, Joby Baker.[18][19]


Original albums

Compilation albums

  • One A.M. Phonecalls (1977) United Artists
  • In Search of Mythical Kings: The U.A. Years (1993) EMI
  • The Art of Dory Previn (2008) EMI

Previn’s material from her period with United Artists has been re-issued on CD under the Beat Goes On label.

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Tonmi Lillman, Finnish musician (Ajattara, Sinergy, To/Die/For, Lordi) died he was 38

Tonmi Lillman (born Tommi Kristian Lillman), was a Finnish musician, best known as Otus, the former drummer of the Finnish hard rock band Lordi died he was 38.

Lillman died on 13 February 2012 from a bout of illness.[1]

( 3 June 1973 – 13 February 2012)


Lillman’s father was a musician, and as a result he grew up
surrounded by a large assortment of instruments. Tonmi received his
first drum kit at age 9 and started performing live at age 14. Apart from drums and bass guitar, his primary instruments, Tonmi also played the keyboards and guitar. Prior to his death, he was involved in the bands Ajattara, Kylähullut, Vanguard and 3rror. From his previous bands, he became best Sinergy, To/Die/For and Lordi.
known as the drummer of

In his professional career Lillman has also taught digital recording
and drums at Kouvola Musiikkiopisto (Kouvola Conservatoire). He has
played in numerous folk, dance and pop orchestras, as well as handling
the drums on the “Dimebag Beyond Forever 2009″ tour alongside Rainer ”Raikku” Tuomikanto.


Otus on stage.

After Kita, the drummer of Lordi had decided to pursue a solo career, Tonmi sent a sms to Mr. Lordi
saying that he had heard they needed a drummer. He had already worked
with Mr Lordi when he helped him with Lordi’s stage props.[2]
Mr Lordi accepted the offer and Tonmi became their second drummer with
his new stage name “Otus” which is Finnish for “creature” or “thing”.
His first gig with the band took place during the “Europe For Breakfast
Tour” on November 5, 2010 in the hall Ozhidania St. Petersburg (Russia).

His character was described as a combination between a butcher, an
executioner, an alien, a lizard, and a zombie. According to Lordi he was
a “tough dude. And definitely one of the ugliest members in our family …

Otus edited the DVD of the compilation album Scarchives Vol. 1
and can be heard on the documentary track. He didn’t record any studio
album with Lordi before his death, but the outro track of To Beast or Not to Beast is a live-record of Otus’ drum solo.

After his death, Lordi Fan Nation, the fan magazine about the band, did a special edition in tribute to Otus. [mag]

Studio work

Lillman had appeared on several albums, acting as a studio musician for bands such as Reflexion, Twilight Ophera, and for instance providing the drum work for the Guitar Heroes -album. Recently Tonmi has distinguished himself as a studio engineer, mixing and recording such bands as Beherit, Bloodride, Chainhill, D-Creation, Exsecratus, Fierce, Fear Of Domination, Heorot, In Silentio Noctis, Laava, Lie in Ruins, MyGRAIN, Rage My Bitch, Raivopäät, Roo, Rujo, Rytmihäiriö, Saattue, Serene Decay, Trauma, Vapaat Kädet and V For Violence.


Tonmi Lillman used Pearl drums, Sabian cymbals and Pro-Mark drum sticks, and has signed an endorsement contract with the aforementioned labels.[3] Lillman was known for his characteristic style of drum placement and was a devout user of double kick drums. His style of drumming was rooted in rock, so he valued good groove and a strong rhythmic backbone, combined with innovative fills, over high speeds and blast beats. Tonmi mentioned as his main influences the drummers Teijo “Twist Twist” Erkinharju, Mikkey Dee, Deen Castronovo, and his greatest influence as Dave Weckl.

Tonmi Lillman’s drum kit has recently appeared for sale by his estate on the Finnish musicians’ website muusikoiden.net.

Graphics and music videos

Besides music, Tonmi worked as a graphic designer specializing in 3D-graphics. He has also worked as an editor on music videos, such as on Ajattara‘s “…Putoan” and “Ikuisen Aamun Sara”, ”Marks On My Face” by Mind Of Doll, the Kylähullut video “Kieli hanurissa” and on “Whisper” by Vanguard. He has designed the Cover Art for bands like To/Die/For, Sinergy, Kylähullut, HateFrame, D-Creation and Dance Nation,
among several others. In addition, he has edited video presentations,
commercials and product labels for different companies as well as
providing video production and post production to, for instance, the Crumbland promo DVD. Tonmi also designed and produced the background animations for Lordi‘s European tour. Other graphical works include web designing, site production and providing banners and animation for various on-line gaming sites.

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John J. Yeosock, American lieutenant general, died from lung cancer he was 74

John J. Yeosock was a United States Army general who commanded the 3rd U.S. Army during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm died from lung cancer he was 74.

(March 18, 1937 – February 15, 2012)

Early life

John J. Yeosock was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania[1] in 1937 and grew up in Plains Township. He studied at the Valley Forge Military Academy where he graduated as valedictorian. Unable to get into West Point due to bad eyesight, Yeosock joined the ROTC at Pennsylvania State University, graduating in 1959. As an armor officer Yeosock served in the Vietnam War. During the 1980s, Yeosock was the head of an American military team sent to help modernize the Saudi Arabian National Guard.


He commanded the 1st Cavalry Division from June 1986 to May 1988. Promoted to Lieutenant General, in 1989 he was given command of the 3rd U.S. Army. When Iraq invaded Kuwait, the 3rd Army was sent to Saudi Arabia in the buildup of coalition forces protecting the Kingdom during Operation Desert Shield. During the ground phase of the Gulf War,
the 3rd Army formed the nucleus of the forces performing the “left
hook” against the Iraqi Army. On February 19, 1991, he needed medical
evacuation to Germany for emergency surgery, his command temporarily taken over by LTG Calvin Waller until his return to Saudi Arabia approximately ten days later.[2] Yeosock retired from the army in August 1992.


Yeosock died on February 15, 2012 in Fayetteville, Georgia, aged 74, from lung cancer and is interred at Arlington National Cemetery.[3] He is survived by his wife Betta (née Hoffner), son John, and daughter Elizabeth J. Funk.[4]


Distinguished Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster

Legion of Merit with one Oak Leaf Cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster

Bronze Star Medal with “V” device and one Oak Leaf Cluster
Army Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Bronze star

National Defense Service Medal with service star
Army Service Ribbon


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Clive Shakespeare, British-born Australian guitarist (Sherbet) and record producer, died from prostate cancer he was 62

Clive Richard Shakespeare was an English-born Australian pop guitarist, songwriter and producer died from prostate cancer he was 62. He was a co-founder of pop, rock group Sherbet, which had commercial success in the 1970s including their number-one single, “Summer Love” in 1975. The majority of Sherbet’s original songs were co-written by Shakespeare with fellow band member Garth Porter.
Other Sherbet singles co-written by Shakespeare include “Cassandra”
(peaked at number nine in 1973), “Slipstream” and “Silvery Moon” (both
reached number five in 1974). In January 1976 Shakespeare left the band
citing dissatisfaction with touring, pressures of writing and concerns
over the group’s finances. Shakespeare has produced albums for other
artists including Post by Paul Kelly in 1985.

(3 June 1947 – 15 February 2012)


Main article: Sherbet (band)

Clive Richard Shakespeare was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England on 3 June 1949. With his family he migrated to Australia and settled in Sydney. As lead guitarist, he joined various bands including The Road Agents in 1968 in Sydney with Terry Hyland on vocals.[1] He was a founding member of Down Town Roll, which was a Motown covers band, alongside Adrian Cuff (organ), Frank Ma (vocals), Doug Rea (bass guitar), Pam Slater (vocals) and Danny Taylor on drums.[1]

In April 1969 Rea, Shakespeare and Taylor founded pop, rock band, Sherbet with Dennis Laughlin on vocals (ex-Sebastian Hardie Blues Band, Clapham Junction) and Sammy See on organ, guitar, and vocals (Clapham Junction).[2] See had left in October 1970 to join The Flying Circus and was replaced by New Zealand-born Garth Porter (Samael Lilith, Toby Jugg) who provided Hammond organ and electric piano.[2][3] Sherbet’s initial singles were cover versions released by Infinity Records and distributed by Festival Records.[4]

From 1972 to 1976, Sherbet’s chief songwriting team of Porter and
Shakespeare were responsible for co-writing the lion’s share of the
band’s material, which combined British pop and American soul
influences. For their debut album, Time Change… A Natural Progression (December 1972), Shakespeare co-wrote five tracks including the top 30 single, “You’ve Got the Gun”.[2][5]
Other Sherbet singles co-written by Shakespeare include “Cassandra”
(peaked at number nine in 1973), “Slipstream” and “Silvery Moon” (both
reached number five in 1974), and their number-one hit “Summer Love”
from 1975.[2][5] Sherbet followed with more top five singles, “Life” and “Only One You” / “Matter of Time”.[5]

In January 1976, Shakespeare left Sherbet citing ‘personal reasons’.[2]
He later explained “I couldn’t even go out the front of my house
because there were all these girls just hanging on the fence [...] There
was always a deadline for Garth and me – another album, another tour.
When it did finally end, I was relieved more than anything because I had
had enough. I left the band early in 1976 for reasons I don’t want to
discuss fully … but let’s just say I wasn’t happy about where all the
money went”.[6] The last single he played on was “Child’s Play”, which was a No. 5 hit in February.[5] Shakespeare was soon replaced by Harvey James (ex-Mississippi, Ariel).[2][3] In 1977, Shakespeare issued a solo single, “I Realize” / “There’s a Way” on Infinity Records.[7]

Shakespeare set up Silverwood Studios and worked in record production, including co-producing Paul Kelly‘s debut solo album, Post (1985).[8]

Shakespeare rejoined Sherbet for reunion concerts including the Countdown Spectacular
tour throughout Australia during September and October 2006. That year
also saw the release of two newly recorded tracks on the compilation
album, Sherbet – Super Hits, “Red Dress” which was written by Porter, Shakespeare, Daryl Braithwaite, James, Tony Mitchell, and Alan Sandow; and “Hearts Are Insane” written by Porter. In January 2011 Harvey James died of lung cancer – the remaining members except Shakespeare, who was too ill,[6] performed at Gimme that Guitar, a tribute concert for James on 17 February.[9][10]


Clive Shakespeare died on 15 February 2012, aged 64, from prostate cancer.[11][12]


Main article: Sherbet discography
  • “I Realize” / “There’s a Way” (1977)
  • At the Alpine – Richard & Wendy (1978) producer
  • “Stop all Your Talking” – Tuesday Piranha (1983) co-producer
  • “All You Wanted” – The Apartments (1984) engineer
  • “Possession” – Leonard Samperi / “Give It Up” – David Virgin (June 1984) engineer
  • “Forget” – John Kennedy (September 1984) audio recorder
  • PostPaul Kelly (May 1985) co-producer
  • “Ruby Baby” – Martin Plaza (1986) co-producer
  • Everything – Let’s Go Naked (April 1986) engineer
  • Hide & Seek – Julie Blanchard (February 2012) engineer

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Lina Romay, Spanish actress, died from cancer she was , 57

Lina Romay (born Rosa María Almirall Martínez)  was a Spanish actress who often appeared in films directed by her long-time companion (and later husband) Jesús Franco died from cancer she was , 57. She died in 2012, at age 57, from cancer in Málaga, Spain. Her husband Franco died a year later in 2013.

(25 June 1954 – 15 February 2012)

Movie career

Romay was born in Barcelona.
Following graduation from high school, she studied the arts, married
actor/photographer Raymond Hardy (they later divorced), and began acting
in stage productions. She began appearing in Jesús Franco’s films from
the time that they met in 1971. She appeared in more than a hundred
feature films, most of them directed by Franco. The majority of their
films together were in the adult film
genre, but she has also starred in many horror, comedy and
action/adventure films as well. Among the most famous of her cult horror
movies are The Bare Breasted Countess (aka Female Vampire), Jack the Ripper, Exorcisms and Black Masses, and Barbed Wire Dolls.[1]

Romay admitted to being an exhibitionist in interviews and many of her X-rated films involved oral sex and lesbianism. She took the name Lina Romay from the actress and jazz artist from the 1940s.[2]

Lina Romay and Jesús Franco were partners for decades, and they were officially married on April 25, 2008.[3] She died on February 15, 2012, at age 57, from cancer in Málaga, Spain. Her husband Franco died soon after, in 2013.

Selected filmography

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Elyse Knox, American actress and model, mother of Mark Harmon died she was 94

Elyse Knox was an American actress, model, and fashion designer died she was 94.

 (December 14, 1917 – February 16, 2012)

Early life

Knox was born Elsie Lillian Kornbrath in Hartford, Connecticut, the daughter of Austrian immigrants Minnie and Frederick Kornbrath.[1][2][3][4] She studied at the Traphagen School of Fashion in Manhattan, then embarked on a career in fashion design. Her good looks enabled her to model some of her own creations for Vogue magazine that led to a contract offer from Twentieth Century Fox film studio in 1937.


Knox performed mainly in minor or secondary roles until 1942 when she had a leading role with Lon Chaney, Jr. in The Mummy’s Tomb, one of the series of Mummy horror films made by Universal Studios. She appeared as herself in the Universal Studios 1944 production Follow the Boys, one of the World War II morale-booster films made both for the soldiers serving overseas as well as civilians at home. Knox also was a pin up girl during the war, appearing in such magazines as Yank, a weekly published and distributed by the United States Military. In late 1945, Knox was signed by Monogram Pictures to portray Anne Howe, the love interest of fictional boxer Joe Palooka in Joe Palooka, Champ. Based on the very popular comic strip, the instant success of the May 1946 film led to Knox appearing in another five Joe Palooka productions. After acting in 39 films, Knox retired in 1949 following her performance in the musical film, There’s a Girl in My Heart.[citation needed]

Personal life

While appearing on the Bing Crosby radio show, she met football star Tom Harmon. They were engaged to marry, but ended the relationship when Harmon entered the U.S. Army Air Corps
in 1942. Later that year, Knox married fashion photographer Paul Hesse
who had shot many of her print ads and magazine covers. The marriage was
brief. Following her divorce and Harmon’s return from World War II
(during which he survived two plane crashes and being lost in the
jungle), she and Harmon married in 1944. Knox’s wedding dress was made
from silk from the parachute Harmon used when bailing out of his plane.[5] After Harmon’s demobilization, they settled in the Los Angeles area.

The couple had three children: Kristin (born 1945), Kelly (born 1948) and Mark (born 1951). Kristin became an actress and painter who at seventeen married recording artist Ricky Nelson and bore four children: Tracy, twins Gunnar and Matthew, and Sam. Kelly, a model turned interior designer, was once married to automaker John DeLorean and has two daughters and a son and two other stepchildren. Mark is a film and television actor, best known for NCIS, and has two sons with wife Pam Dawber.


On February 16, 2012, Knox died at her home in Los Angeles, California.[6] She was 94.


Year Title Role Notes
1937 Wake Up and Live Nurse uncredited
1940 Lillian Russell Lillian Russell’s Sister performer: “Brighten the Corner Where You Are”
1940 Youth Will Be Served Pamela
1940 Yesterday’s Heroes Undetermined role uncredited
1940 Girl from Avenue A Angela
1940 Girl in 313 Judith Wilson
1940 Star Dust Girl uncredited
1940 Free, Blonde and 21 Marjorie
1941 Miss Polly Barbara Snodgrass
1941 All-American Co-Ed Co-ed uncredited
1941 Tanks a Million Jeannie
1941 Sheriff of Tombstone Mary Carson
1941 Footlight Fever Eileen Drake
1942 Arabian Nights Duenna uncredited
1942 The Mummy’s Tomb Isobel Evans
1942 Top Sergeant Helen Gray
1942 Hay Foot Betty Barkley
1943 Hi’ya, Sailor Pat Rogers
1943 So’s Your Uncle Patricia Williams
1943 Hit the Ice Nurse Peggy Osborne
1943 Mister Big Alice Taswell
1943 Keep ‘Em Slugging Suzanne
1943 Don Winslow of the Coast Guard Mercedes Colby
1944 Army Wives Jerry Van Dyke
1944 A Wave, a WAC and a Marine Marian
1944 Moonlight and Cactus Louise Ferguson
1944 Follow the Boys Herself
1946 Sweetheart of Sigma Chi Betty Allen
1946 Gentleman Joe Palooka Anne Howe
1946 Joe Palooka, Champ Anne Howe
1947 Linda Be Good Linda Prentiss
1947 Joe Palooka in the Knockout Anne Howe
1947 Black Gold Ruth Frazer
1948 Joe Palooka in Winner Take All Anne Howe
1948 I Wouldn’t Be in Your Shoes Ann Quinn
1948 Joe Palooka in Fighting Mad Anne Howe
1949 There’s a Girl in My Heart Claire Adamson
1949 Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch Anne Howe
1949 Forgotten Women Kate Allison
1953 I Was a Burlesque Queen Linda Prentiss archive footage
1999 Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed Isobel Evans archive footage

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