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Life In Legacy - Week ending Saturday, January 8, 2022

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Ana Bejerano
1962 - Sunday, 2nd January 2022
Singer for the Spanish band Mocedades having replaced Amaya Uranga in 1984 (long after the band's hit "Eres tĂș" scored 2nd place in Eurovision 1973).
Peter Bogdanovich
Sunday, 30th July 1939 - Thursday, 6th January 2022 (82)
Perhaps an embodiment of the ultimate film nerd wishfullfilment fantasy. Film devotee, critic, interviewer, biographer and author. A chance meeting with Roger Corman gave him the opportunity to write and direct and launched him on a successful, occasionally headline grabbing, Hollywood career. The Last Picture Show is a towering achievement.
Bogdanovich died from complications of Parkinson's disease at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 82.
Dee Booher
Friday, 6th August 1948 - Friday, 7th January 2022 (73)
Dee Booher aka Queen Kong aka Matilda the Hun, sometime singer, roller derby skater, wrestler, phone sex operator, dominatrix, film and video star and author. Standing 6'3" after awkward teenage years she took self defence classes which led to wrestling. Made her professional debut wrestling a bear for 15 minutes for $500.
Ray Boyle
Thursday, 28th June 1923 - Thursday, 6th January 2022 (98)
Bill Bryden
Sunday, 12th April 1942 - Wednesday, 5th January 2022 (79)
Theater director with, among others, tenures at The Royal Court and National Theatres. Oddly pops up as a writer on Walter Hill's western, The Long Riders, and among his film directing credits, a segment of the arty Aria.
Joan Copeland
Thursday, 1st June 1922 - Tuesday, 4th January 2022 (99)
Perennial stage and screen actress clocking up 5 years on the CBS soap, Search for Tomorrow among others. The sister of playright, Arthur Miller, who tried to disuade her from a theatrical career. Coincidentally Copeland and Arthur's future wife, Marilyn Monroe, were both early attendees at Lee Strasbourg's renowned Actor's Studio. Made her broadway debut as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet in 1945. Copeland enjoyed something of breakout success when she took over the lead in "Pal Joey" after Eleanor Parker quit just before the play opened in 1976. 2009 found her still treading the boards in Tennessee Williams' "Suddenly Last Summer".
Mark Forest
Friday, 6th January 1933 - Friday, 7th January 2022 (89)
Beefcake bodybuilder and actor snatched up by Italian cinema in the wake of Steve Reeves for their Hercules/Maciste cycle of movies.
Cristian Ghilli
2002 - Thursday, 6th January 2022
World junior skeet champion crowned in 2021 at the World Cup in Lima, Peru and gold medallist in the individual, team and Mixed Team competition in the European Championship in Osjiek in Croatia. Died from wounds in a hunting accident.
Jody Gibson
- Sunday, 2nd January 2022
Sister of soap actress Amy Gibson, was up for a role in Jaws 2 in 1977. Later moving to Hollywood in 1984 she started a small modelling agency that morphed into an escort agency. Sentenced in 2000 for 3 years for felony pimping but out in 22 months. Turned her experiences into several books such as Secrets of a Hollywood Super Madam and styling herself Jody "Babydol" Gibson.
Richard Leakey
Tuesday, 19th December 1944 - Sunday, 2nd January 2022 (77)
Kenyan palaeoanthropologist, conservationist and politician. Followed his parents into the field of paleoanthropology making several important finds in the field. A relentless campaigner for conservation despite near fatal injuries in a plane crash in 1993.
George Little
Tuesday, 6th November 1928 - Saturday, 8th January 2022 (93)
Emmaretta Marks
Thursday, 15th March 1945 - Tuesday, 4th January 2022 (76)
Henny Orri
Tuesday, 16th June 1925 - Tuesday, 4th January 2022 (96)
A graduate of the Amsterdam Drama School, Henny was predominently a stage performer with a handful of TV and film credits.
Sidney Poitier
Sunday, 20th February 1927 - Thursday, 6th January 2022 (94)
Following his discharge from the US army in 1944, Poitier joined the American Negro Theater in New York which led to film work and his breakout role in No Way Out (1950). Subsequenty he carved out a unique and astonishing career with many memorable performances in many memorable films: The Defiant Ones (1958), The Bedford Incident (1965), To Sir, With Love (1967), In the Heat of the Night (1967) to name but a few. Made his directorial debut with Buck and the Preacher (1972).
George Rossi
Wednesday, 28th September 1960 - Wednesday, 5th January 2022 (61)
Serge Tolstoy
Friday, 20th October 1922 - Tuesday, 4th January 2022 (99)
Jay Wolpert
Thursday, 29th January 1942 - Monday, 3rd January 2022 (79)