From The Times of Tuesday 12th December 2006:-
Will Alsop, architect, 59; Lionel Blair, dancer and broadcaster, 75; Will Carling, rugby player and commentator, 41; Jasper Conran, designer, 47; Gwyneth Dunwoody, Labour MP for Crewe & Nantwich, 76; Emerson Fittipaldi, racing driver, 60; Air Commodore Dame Felicity Hill, director of the WRAF, 1966-69, 91 ; Cliff Holden, painter, 87; Sir Philip Ledger, principal of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, 1982-2001, 69; Dionne Warwick, singer, 66.
The singer Connie Francis, whose hits in the Fifties and Sixties included Who’s Sorry Now?, Lipstick on your Collar and Stupid Cupid, still manages to wow the audience of Woman’s Hour, who voted her third in a poll of top female vocalists, behind Madonna and Britney Spears. Francis suffered badly from a fall this year but expects to be back touring in the new year. Her records remain in great demand and her “sobbing” is greatly popular in China. Her autobiography, Who’s Sorry Now?, which told of mental breakdown, is to be made into a film by the singer Gloria Estefan, who has cast herself in the title role. Connie Francis is 68 today.
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