A South African crooner he became a music superstar and a terrible actor. He was involved in a pioneering TV moment and sold eggs to the stars.
A noted sculptor he worked with the Queen, for the Royal Mint, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Wolverhampton Wanderers and for the military – his statues are to be found in diverse places.
Landlady at the famous Dirty Duck pub in Stratford, she was host for many actors of stage and screen and became a personality in her own right. Fierce but fair, she stood up to the Hell’s Angels, imposing pub rules on all of her clients.