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Richard Attenborough dies
26 August 2014
"I was thrilled beyond words to have met Richard Attenborough, who, of course, played Pinkie in Brighton Rock
(1947), a central theme of my song Now my heart is full
. When I met Sir Richard he was delightful, and I asked him if Brighton Rock
seemed like a hundred years ago. He replied 'Oh, much more than that ...'
I also had the extraordinary pleasure of meeting the recently deceased Lauren Bacall ... so beautiful, so cautious ... and so sad that her death was overshadowed by that of Robin Williams. It was Lauren, not Robin, who changed motion picture history. Yet modern media has an odd way of forgetting the more senior servers of the arts. Dora Bryan, whom I knew personally in the late 80s, and who also died in recent