Helen Grayco was an American singer and actress famous for appearances with her husband Spike Jones.
She is known for interpreting “Lilly’s Lament” (1956) and appearing in A Night at the Opera (1935).
Creed Taylor was an American record producer and trumpeter known for two things. First, for bringing bossa nova to the United States and secondly, for his work in smooth jazz.
Prompted by Taylor’s death, I’ve been listening to “Bloop Bleep” (1965) by Gary McFarland and, to a lesser extent, to “Nautilus” (1974) by Bob James.
Taylor released Shock Music In Hi-Fi (1958) and Panic – Son Of Shock (1960) as The Creed Taylor Orchestra.
Wolfgang Petersen is a German film director known for films such as Das Boot (1981) and Troy (2004).
I want to remember him for The NeverEnding Story (1984), a fantasy film based on the German novel of the same name by Michael Ende.
The book describes the fantasy world of Fantasia slowly being devoured by a malevolent force called “The Nothing“.
Anne Heche was an American actress known for many films and television dramas.
I remember her for Wild Side (1995).
Dmitri Vrubel was a Russian painter known for his painting My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love (1990).
Lamont Dozier was an American composer and record producer best known for being part of the Holland–Dozier–Holland team and for writing “Going Back to My Roots” (1977).
Olivia Newton-John was a British-Australian singer known for songs such as “Physical”) and films such as Grease.
Then there is her interpretation of “Love Song” (1971), a Lesley Duncan song.
John Steiner was an English actor known for his work in Italian B-movies.
I remember him for Salon Kitty (1976).
James Lovelock was an English environmentalist, known for his Gaia hypothesis.
Here is his take on climate change. Pessimistic:
Irina Ionesco was a French photographer whose five minutes of fame were gained by photographing her daughter in suggestive poses and settings.
The story of the relationship with her daughter is told by the latter in My Little Princess (2011).