elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

It Happened Today: January 26

Alfred Lynch & James Culliford: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3977779.html

Alfred Lynch was an actor on stage, film and television. Around 1953 he attended theatre acting evening classes, at which he met his life partner, James Culliford. Jimmy Culliford suffered a stroke in 1972, after which he and Alfie moved from London to Brighton, where, until Jimmy's death in 2002, Alfie put aside his career to look after him. It was the central relationship of Alfie's life. Despite little adventures, which included a fling with Nureyev, it was to Jimmy that he always returned.

Andrea Bramhall (born January 26, 1979): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4154443.html

A Stockport native Andrea Bramhall took her life in her hands and crossed the great N/S divide and now lives in Norfolk with her partner, their 2 border collies, and 2 and 1/2 cats (one isn’t sure if she wants to be theirs anymore as the lady down the street feeds her Whiskas rather than whatever is on offer at the supermarket, like they do!). Andrea spends her time running their campsite and hostel, and scribbling down stories. Ladyfish won a 2013 Rainbow Award as Best Lesbian Debut, 2nd place.

Angela Davis (born January 26, 1944): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3434105.html

Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944) is an American political activist, scholar, & author. She emerged as a nationally prominent activist and radical in the 1960s, as a leader of the Communist Party USA, and had close relations with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. She came out as a lesbian in a 1997 interview in Out magazine. She has written a number of books, including an autobiography, Women, Race and Class, and Women, Culture and Politics.

Catherine O’Brien & Glenda Griswold: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4153642.html

Peas 'N' Pod, a catering business, was established in 1996 by business partners Catherine O'Brien and Glenda Griswold. Both have extensive backgrounds in the catering business and have served the needs of many discerning clients. Their new venture, TerraCotta Wine Bistro, is a smart moderately priced casual food and wine restaurant located in the historic district of downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, in a charming 19th century adobe building near the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

Charles "Chinese" Gordon (January 28, 1833 – January 26, 1885): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3434304.html

Major-General Charles George Gordon, CB (1833 – 1885), also known as Chinese Gordon, Gordon Pasha, and Gordon of Khartoum, was a British army officer and administrator. In his foreign outposts Gordon surrounded himself with attractive male locals as servants and companions. Back in England he pursued more domestic interests with Lord Arthur Hamilton. The manner of his death is uncertain but it was romanticized in a popular painting by George William Joy - General Gordon's Last Stand (1885)

David Carter: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4154865.html

David Carter is a freelance writer who lives in NYC's Greenwich Village. In Stonewall, Carter presents information indicating that the Mafia owners of the Stonewall and the manager were blackmailing wealthier customers, particularly those who worked in the Financial District. "Riveting...Not only the definitive examination of the riots but an absorbing history of pre-Stonewall America, and how the oppression and pent-up rage of those years finally ignited on a hot New York night." - Boston Globe

Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3434514.html

Ellen Lee DeGeneres (born January 26, 1958) is an American stand-up comedian, television host and actress. She hosts the syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Since 2004, DeGeneres has had a relationship with Portia de Rossi. They became engaged when DeGeneres proposed with a 3-carat diamond ring. They were married at their Beverly Hills home on 16 August 2008 (during the brief window wherein same-sex marriage was legal in California), witnessed by their mothers and 19 other guests.

Fernand Legros & Real Lessard: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3541056.html

Fernand Legros (1931 - 1983) was an art dealer who, together with his lover Real Lessard, sold the art forgeries of Elmyr de Hory. In the 50s Legros and de Hory traveled all over the US and sold De Hory's paintings to galleries. Legros kept most of the profits without telling De Hory. Legros also befriended French-Canadian Real Lessard and they began an uneven relationship. Legros occasionally accused Lessard of infidelity, although he himself slept with other men. Legros died of throat cancer.

Frank Santo (October 3, 1943 - January 26, 1992): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4153515.html

Frank Santo held positions at the Church of Our Lady of Peace in Brooklyn and the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Manhattan before becoming director of music in 1981 at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles in New York, a position he held until his death in 1992. He was an active member of the New York City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, serving on its executive board at the time of his death, and was a longtime member of the Association of Anglican Musicians.

Harold Brodkey (October 25, 1930 - January 26, 1996): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3433591.html

Harold Brodkey, born Aaron Roy Weintraub (October 25, 1930 – January 26, 1996 Manhattan) was an American writer, and novelist. Brodkey's career began promisingly with the short story collection First Love and Other Sorrows, which received widespread critical praise at the time of its 1958 publication. Brodkey is most famous for his long-awaited novel A Party of Animals, which was eventually published (perhaps only in part) as The Runaway Soul (1991). He died of complication of AIDS.

Lance Mulcahy & Desmond Heeley: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4153891.html

Lance Mulcahy (April 17, 1931 - January 26, 1995) was a Broadway and Musical Theatre composer and a Composer-in-Residence with Center Stage Theater of Baltimore. His archives are with Desmond Heeley, his companion, and they are pledged to the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Desmond Heeley has designed settings and costumes for famous companies and institutions worldwide. He won the 2011 Tony Awards for Costume Design of The Importance of Being Earnest.

Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Cholodenko: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4154120.html

Wendy Melvoin is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter, best known for her work with Prince as part of his backing band The Revolution, and for her collaboration with Lisa Coleman as one half of the duo Wendy & Lisa. She is in a relationship with musician Lisa Cholodenko, met in 2002. Cholodenko gave birth to their son, Calder, by way of an anonymous sperm donor. Melvoin and Coleman were awarded with an Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title in 2010 for their theme to Nurse Jackie.

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