Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Death of not one legend, but two

Actor Ernest Borgnine died on 8 July, aged 95. 
(Internet Move Database)
Staff and students of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland can remind themselves of Borgnine's artistic legacy with films of Torpedo Run, The Best Things in Life are Free, The Wild Bunch, and The Catered Affair.

Meanwhile, Maria Hawkins Cole (nee Maria Hawkins Ellington, though unrelated to the Duke), died on 10 July, aged 89.  She was Nat King Cole's widow, and mother of singer Natalie Cole - but was also a jazz singer in her own right, singing with Duke Ellington and Count Basie in her younger days and also performing with Nat himself.

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