Melvin died on March 24, 1997 at the age of fifty-seven. Townsend was the son of the late songwriter/producer Ed Townsend, who was responsible for co-writing described him as "One of the most nicest, toughest and professional actors I've ever worked with." Steve James died of pancreatic cancer in Burbank, California, at age 41 in 1993.
Singer was found dead inside his Northridge, California home by a close friend. Eulogies at James' funerial service were delivered by Elvin Lincoln in Misfits of Science (1985), the 'monsters' in Prophecy (1979), Harry and the Hendersons (1987), Predator (1987), and Predator 2 (1990).
There are, in fact, 160 of them – all surviving relatives of one of the greatest writers in the English language.
Yesterday was, of course, the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’s birth.
And if that’s not enough for the most ardent fan, Dickens 2012, a global festival co-ordinated by the Charles Dickens Museum and Film London, is hosting a range of festivals, shows and exhibitions throughout the rest of the year. Their day started in Westminster Abbey with a wreath-laying service attended by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Ralph Fiennes and Gillian Anderson, and finished with an evening reception at Mansion House in central London.
The real highlight, though, appeared to be the chance to catch up in a more intimate setting at the Victory Services Club.
Now, they’re facing bankruptcy and fighting for their professional reputations.
His hedge-fund company, Fletcher Asset Management—with a reported 0 million in assets—may not have been the biggest, but its results over the years were reported to be staggeringly impressive, at times as high as 350 percent.
In 2009, when Fletcher was 44 years old, named him one of the country’s richest African Americans, estimating his net worth at 0 million. He donated millions of dollars to cultural institutions—including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, schools, libraries—and to civil-rights causes, including a headline-grabbing pledge of million for fellowships whose recipients included Anita Hill and Elizabeth Alexander, the 2009 inaugural poet.
You’d have to look pretty carefully to realise this isn’t a typical family reunion lunch.
There’s plenty of wine, raucous laughter and the occasional speech. While on a giant projector there plays a constant loop of family photos, a smörgåsbord of christenings, summer holidays and school sports days with captions such as: “Pupsey and Mumsey”.
It is one of the primary reasons HGTV is setting ratings records. Still, viewers who watch designer Hilary Farr and realtor David Visentin battle for homeowner approval rarely get insight into the hosts’ personal lives. The following are some of fans’ most commonly asked questions… (Hilary revealed last May that she endured a “horrible, horrible divorce” right before auditioning for in 2012 they quickly developed a “genuine deep affection” for each other. David now has an estimated net worth of .2 million, thanks in part to the reported 0,000 he makes per season of . Similar to David, the Toronto-born, London-raised Hilary first imagined a different career path for herself: acting. “I was also working with people who were staging for movies and TV, and that got me interested in doing that, and I worked with them on quite a few projects,” she told , adding one job led to the next.