(1963-) English golfer, and member of Europe's Solheim Cup team 1990, 1992, and 1994. Winner of many major tournaments, including the Ladies British Open 1986, the US Women's Open 1987, and the McDonald's LPGA 1993, she was top of the LPGA Money List 1994. She was a member of the Curtis Cup team 1984, and turned professional 1985, when she became Rookie of the Year.
W(illiam) H(enry) (1871-1940) Welsh poet. He went to the US where he lived the life of a vagrant and lost his right foot stealing a ride under a freight automobile. His first volume of poems was Soul’s Destroyer 1906. He published his Autobiography of a Super-Tramp 1908.
(1945-) British film director. He forged his reputation on the strength of films dealing impressionistically with his own family background and early life in Liverpool. The two-part Distant Voices/Still Lives 1988 won the Cannes critics’ award and was succeeded by The Long Day Closes 1992. He subsequently made a non-autobiographical film in the US, The Neon Bible 1995.
(1950-) English choreographer and dancer. She was a founding member of the London Contemporary Dance Theatre (LCDT) 1967 and became its resident choreographer 1983–87. She is the founder and director of Siobhan Davies and Dancers 1981. Her Siobhan Davies Company was premiered during the 10th Dance Umbrella festival 1988. Her works, such as Bridge the Distance (for LCDT) 1985, display a quiet, cool intensity.
Other works include Celebration 1978 and Embarque 1988 (both for the Rambert Dance Company).
(1913-) Canadian novelist. He published the first novel of his Deptford trilogy Fifth Business 1970, a panoramic work blending philosophy, humor, the occult, and ordinary life. Other works include A Mixture of Frailties 1958, The Rebel Angels 1981, and What’s Bred in the Bone 1986.
(1934-) English composer and conductor. His music combines medieval and serial codes of practice with a heightened Expressionism as in his opera Taverner 1962–68. Other works include the opera The Lighthouse 1980. He was appointed conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra 1985.
(1869-1941) English composer and broadcaster. His compositions include the cantata Everyman 1904, the “Solemn Melody” 1908 for organ and strings, chamber music, and part songs.