In this CST picture and music quiz, we pay tribute to some of the more famous people who have died during 2022 and celebrate their contribution to culture and society. Song and video links are provided to help people engage in and enjoy the session. (A key to the above image is provided below .)
Sidney Poitier KBE, 20th February 1927 - 6th January 2022
Sidney Poitier was an American actor, film director, and diplomat. In 1964, he was the first black actor and first Bahamian to win the 'Academy Award for Best Actor' ('Lilies Of The Field' ).Poitier was one of the last major stars from the 'Golden Age of Hollywood' cinema.
Which 1967 movie did he star in with Lulu?
Song from the movie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV1qmmMwc9M
Gary Waldhorn, 3rd July 1943 - 10th January 2022
Gary Waldhorn was an English actor and comedian known for his roles in British television and theatre. He is particularly remembered for his work in the main casts of several British sitcoms. Notable roles and characters played by him included Councillor David Horton in 'The Vicar of Dibley' and Lionel Bainbridge in 'Brush Strokes'.
Who starred as the Vicar?
Theme song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8uOV1K4Xsk
Michael Lee Aday, 27th September 1947 - 20th January 2022
Michael Lee Aday, known professionally as Meat Loaf, was an American rock singer and actor with a powerful, wide-ranging voice, famous for his theatrical live shows. He is on the list of best-selling music artists.
Which album of his is one of the best selling in history? (Track below)
Barry Cryer OBE, 23rd March 1935 - 25th January 2022
Barry Charles Cryer was an English writer, comedian, and actor. As well as performing on stage, radio and television, Cryer wrote for many performers including Dave Allen, Stanley Baxter, Rory Bremner, Jasper Carrott, Tommy Cooper, Ronnie Corbett, Les Dawson, Dick Emery and Kenny Everett.
Which BBC Radio 4 comedy panel series was he a panellist with since its inception in 1972?
Bamber Gascoigne CBE, 24th January 1935 - 8th February 2022
Arthur Bamber Gascoigne was an English television presenter and author. He was the original quizmaster on 'University Challenge', which initially ran from 1962 to 1987.
Who hosts 'University Challenge' now?
Anna Karen, 19th September 1936 - 22nd February 2022
Ann Harrison McCall, professionally known as Anna Karen, was a British actress best known for featuring in the ITV sitcom 'On the Buses' from 1969 to 1973 including its film spin-offs. She also played Aunt Sal in the BBC soap opera 'EastEnders' on a recurring basis from 1996 to 2017.
What was her character's name in 'On The Buses'?
Gary Brooker MBE, 29th May 1945 - 19th February 2022
Gary Brooker was an English singer and pianist, and the founder and lead singer of the rock band 'Procol Harum'.
(Before listening) Which song is mentioned in the first line of this song?
Sally Kellerman, 2nd January 1937 - 24th February 2022
Sally Clare Kellerman was an American actress and singer whose acting career spanned 60 years. Her role as Major Margaret Houlihan in Robert Altman's film 'M*A*S*H' earned her an Oscar nomination for 'Best Actress in a Supporting Role'.
What was her character's nickname?
Here is the song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0xy-LoDi94 (trigger warning 'Suicide Is Painless')
Shane Warne, 13th September 1969 - 4th March 2022
Shane Keith Warne AO was an Australian international cricketer, whose career ran from 1991 to 2007. Warne played as a right-arm leg spin bowler and a right-handed batsman for Victoria, Hampshire and Australia.
What was his nickname?
Lynda Baron, 24th March 1939 - 5th March 2022
Lilian Ridgway, known professionally as Lynda Baron, was an English actress and singer. She is best known for having played Nurse Gladys Emmanuel in the BBC sitcom 'Open All Hours' and its sequel, 'Still Open All Hours'.
Who played the part of the shopkeeper Arkwright?
TV intro - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XThIHwxc1nY
William Hurt, 20th March 1950 - 13th March 2022
William McChord Hurt was an American actor. Known for his performances on stage and screen, he received various awards including an 'Academy Award', 'BAFTA Award' and 'Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor'. He studied at the Juilliard School and began acting on stage in the 1970s.
He won a 'Best Actor' Oscar for which 1985 movie?
Peter Bowles, 16th October 1936 - 17th March 2022
Peter Bowles was an English television and stage actor. He gained prominence for television dramas such as 'I, Claudius'. He is however, best remembered for his roles in sitcoms and television dramas, including 'Rumpole of the Bailey', 'Only When I Laugh' and 'To the Manor Born'.
Who starred alongside him in 'To The Manor Born'?
TV intro - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElbKQk3ZYq0
June Brown OBE, 16th February 1927 - 3rd April 2022
June Muriel Brown was an English actress and author. She was best known for her role in the BBC soap opera 'EastEnders'. In 2005, she won 'Best Actress' at the 'Inside Soap Awards' and received the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at 'The British Soap Awards'.
What was her character's name?
TV intro - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZEWwFf4JYw
Bernard Cribbins OBE, 29th December 1928 - 27th July 2022
During the 1960s, Cribbins became known in the UK for his successful novelty records 'The Hole in the Ground' and 'Right Said Fred' and for his appearances in comedy films including 'Two-Way Stretch' (1960) and the 'Carry On' series. On television, he was a regular and prolific reader for the BBC series 'Jackanory' from 1966 to 1991 and narrated the children's programme 'The Wombles' (1973–1975).
Which 1970 children's movie did he star in?
What was his character's name?
Denis Waterman, 24th February 1948 - 8th May 2022
Dennis Waterman was an English actor and singer. He was best known for his tough-guy leading roles in television series including 'The Sweeney', 'Minder' and 'New Tricks', singing the theme tunes of the latter two.
Which number 3 single did he record in 1980?
Who starred alongside him in 'The Sweeney'?
Song link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRR-x9JZ_Oo
Ray Liotta, 18th December 1954 - 26th May 2022
Raymond Allen Liotta was an American actor. He was best known for his roles as Shoeless Joe Jackson in 'Field of Dreams' (1989) and Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese's 'Goodfellas' (1990), and the titular Cocaine Bear in 'Cocaine Bear' (2023). He was a 'Primetime Emmy Award' winning actor and received nominations for a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Who played the lead role in 'Field Of Dreams'?
Lester Piggott, 5th November 1935 - 29th May 2022
Lester Keith Piggott was an English professional jockey and trainer. With 4,493 career flat racing wins in Britain, including a record nine Epsom Derby victories, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest flat racing jockeys of all time and the originator of a much imitated style.
What was the name of Piggott's 1970 'Triple Crown' winning horse? (Begins with 'N')
James Caan, 26th March 1940 - 6th July 2022
James Edmund Caan was an American actor. He came to prominence playing Sonny Corleone in 'The Godfather' – a performance which earned him 'Academy Award' and 'Golden Globe' nominations for 'Best Supporting Actor'. He reprised his role in 'The Godfather Part II'.
Who played the lead role of the Godfather?
Theme music - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWqKPWO5T4o
Robert Hoffman, 30th August 1939 - 4th July 2022
Robert Hoffmann was an Austrian actor, best known to British audiences for his title role performance in 'The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe' (1964). Hoffmann was born in Salzburg. 'Crusoe' was his screen debut, but he later worked in film (including a number of giallo horror-thrillers) and TV throughout Europe, in Germany, Italy, France the UK.
Who wrote the book?
Nichelle Nichols, 28th December 1932 - 30th July 2022
Nichelle Nichols was an American actress, singer, and dancer best known for her portrayal of Nyota Uhura in 'Star Trek' and its film sequels. Nichols' portrayal of Uhura was groundbreaking for African American actresses on American television.
Who played the parts of Captain Kirk and Doctor Spock?
TV intro - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdjL8WXjlGI
Mikhail Gorbachev 'Nobel Peace Prize' 1990, 2nd March 1931 - 30th August 2022
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev was a Soviet and Russian politician who served as the eighth and final leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 to the country's dissolution in 1991.
What word beginning with 'G' was given to his 'Openness' policy reform?
Vangelis, 29th March 1943 - 17th May 2022
Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, known professionally as Vangelis, was a Greek composer and arranger of electronic, progressive, ambient, and classical orchestral music. He was best known for his Academy Award-winning score to 'Chariots of Fire' (1981), as well as for composing scores to the films 'Blade Runner' (1982), 'Missing' (1982), 'Antarctica' (1983), 'The Bounty' (1984), '1492: Conquest of Paradise' (1992), and 'Alexander' (2004).
Who was his singing partner in the duo 'Jon & Vangelis'?
Bill Turnbull, 25th January 1956 – 31st August 2022
William Robert Jolyon Turnbull was an English television and radio presenter and journalist, whose broadcasting career spanned over four decades. He presented 'BBC News 24' and 'BBC Radio 5 Live' before taking on his most notable role as one of the main presenters of 'BBC Breakfast', a position he held for fifteen years between 2001 and 2016.
In later life, he was a presenter on which music radio station?
Gwyneth Powell, 5th July 1946 - 8th September 2022
Gwyneth Powell was an English actress. She was best known for her portrayal of the headmistress in the BBC television series 'Grange Hill' for eleven seasons between 1981 and 1991.
Which character did she play in 'Grange Hill'?
Eddie Butler, 8th May 1957 - 15th September 2022
Edward Thomas Butler was a Welsh rugby union player, journalist and sports commentator. He won 16 caps for the Wales national team between 1980 and 1984 and scored two tries. He sadly died in his sleep aged 65 during a walking expedition for charity in Peru.
Which Cardiff stadium is the home of Welsh Rugby Union?
Angela Lansbury DBE, 16th October 1925 - 11th October 2022
Angela Brigid Lansbury was an Irish-British and American actress and singer. In a career spanning eight decades, she played various roles across film, stage, and television. Her movies included the Disney hit 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks' (1971).
Here is a link to the stand-out song 'Beautiful Briny Sea' (singalong) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezenR3Cljyo
Which character did she play in the TV drama series 'Murder She Wrote'?
Robbie Coltrane OBE, 30th March 1950 - 14th October 2022
Anthony Robert McMillan, known professionally as Robbie Coltrane, was a Scottish actor and comedian. His roles included the TV series 'Cracker' (1993–1996, returning in 2006 for a one-off special), in which he starred as forensic psychologist Dr. Edward "Fitz" Fitzgerald. The role won him three 'BAFTA' awards. He was appointed an OBE in the 2006 New Year Honours by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to drama.
Which character did he play in the 'Harry Potter' movies?
Leslie Phillips CBE, 20th April 1924 - 7th November 2022
Leslie Samuel Phillips was an English actor, director, producer and author. He achieved prominence in the 1950s, playing smooth, upper-class comic roles including the 'Carry On' and 'Doctor in the House' film series. In his later career, Phillips took on dramatic parts including a BAFTA-nominated role alongside Peter O'Toole in Venus (2006). He provided the voice of the Sorting Hat in several of the 'Harry Potter' films.
What were his catchphrases?
Olivia Newton John DBE, 26th September 1948 - 8th August 2022
Olivia Newton-John was a British-Australian singer, actress and activist. She was a four-time 'Grammy Award' winner whose music career included 15 top-ten singles, including 5 number-one singles on the 'Billboard Hot 100'. In 1978, Newton-John starred in the musical film 'Grease', which was the highest-grossing musical film at the time and whose soundtrack remains one of the world's best-selling albums. With global sales of more than 100 million records, Newton-John established herself as one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
Her songs included (complete the titles):
'You're *** *** **** * ****'
'I Honestly **** ***'
'Hopelessly ******* ** ***'
Kirsty Alley, 12th January 1951 - 5th December 2022
Kirstie Louise Alley was an American actress. Her breakout role was as Rebecca Howe in the NBC sitcom 'Cheers', for which she received an 'Emmy Award' and a 'Golden Globe' in 1991. From 1997 to 2000, she starred as the lead in the sitcom 'Veronica's Closet', earning additional 'Emmy' and 'Golden Globe' nominations.
Who played the part of the bar manager Sam in 'Cheers'?
TV intro - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGdpE8Dsr0U
Irene Cara, 18th March 1959 - 25th November 2022
Irene Cara Escalera was an American singer, songwriter and actress of Black, Puerto Rican and Cuban descent. Cara rose to prominence for her role as Coco Hernandez in the 1980 musical film 'Fame', and for recording the film's title song 'Fame', which reached No. 1 in several countries.
What was the name of the school in 'Fame'?
Song link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1gMQ_q3FSM
Ruth Madoc, 16th April 1943 - 9th December 2022
Ruth Madoc was a British actress who had a career on stage and screen spanning over 60 years. She was best known for her role as Gladys Pugh in the BBC television comedy 'Hi-de-Hi!', for which she received a 'BAFTA TV Award' nomination for 'Best Light Entertainment Performance'.
What was the name of the holiday camp?
TV intro - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKhaGLy2oxA
Vivienne Westwood DBE, 8th April 1941 - 29th December 2022
Vivienne Isabel Westwood was an English fashion designer and businesswoman, largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream. Westwood opened four shops in London and eventually expanded throughout Britain and the world, selling an increasingly varied range of merchandise, some of which promoted her many political causes such as the 'Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament', climate change and civil rights groups.
What was the name of the 'Sex Pistols' manager who she opened her first boutique on King's Road, London?
John Bird MBE, 22nd November 1936 - 24th December 2022
John Michael Bird was an English actor, director, writer, and satirist. He performed in the television satire boom of the 1960s, appearing in 'That Was the Week That Was'. He also featured in the long-running 'Bremner, Bird and Fortune' (1999–2010), on Channel 4, which was nominated for 'BAFTA TV Awards'.
Who starred as Prime Minister in 'Yes Prime Minister', another of his shows?
Terry Hall, 19th March 1959 - 18th December 2022
Terence Edward Hall was a British musician who came to prominence as the lead singer of the UK 2-tone mixed race band 'The Specials', and later recorded with 'Fun Boy Three'. He released two solo studio albums and collaborated with many artists including David Stewart, 'Bananarama', 'The Lightning Seeds', Sinéad O'Connor and 'Shakespears Sister'.
What type of music is he largely credited with reviving?
Pelé, 23rd October 1940 - 29th December 2022
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known mononymously by his nickname Pelé, was a Brazilian professional footballer who played as a forward. Regarded as one of the greatest players of all time and labelled 'The Greatest' by 'FIFA', he was among the most successful and popular sports figures of the 20th century. His 1,279 goals in 1,363 games, which includes friendlies, is recognised as a 'Guinness World Record'.
Pelé is the only player in the world to win * HOW MANY * 'World Cups'?
Pope Benedict XV1, 16th April 1927 - 31st December 2022
Joseph Aloisius Ratzing (Pope Benedict XVI) was the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 19th April 2005 until his resignation on 28th February 2013. Benedict's election as Pope occurred in the 2005 papal conclave that followed the death of Pope John Paul II.
Who succeeded him as Pope and remains so until this day?
Jerry Lee Lewis, 28th September 1935 - 20th October 2022
Jerry Lee Lewis was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. Nicknamed 'The Killer', he was a pioneer of rock and roll and rockabilly music. His 1957 hit 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On' shot Lewis to worldwide fame. He followed this with the major hits 'Great Balls of Fire', 'Breathless' and 'High School Confidential'. His rock and roll career faltered in the wake of his marriage to Myra Gale Brown, his 13-year-old cousin once removed.
He was described as rock and roll's first what?
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; 21st April 1926 – 8th September 2022) was Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms from 6th February 1952 until her death in 2022. She was queen regnant of 32 sovereign states during her lifetime, and was head of state of 15 realms at the time of her death. Her reign of 70 years and 214 days was the longest of any British monarch and the longest verified reign of any female monarch in history.
What was her family nickname for her?
Christine Anne McVie,12th July 1943 – 30th November 2022
Christine McVie (nee Perfect) was an English musician and songwriter. She was best known as keyboardist and one of the vocalists and songwriters of 'Fleetwood Mac'. Her first compositions with 'Fleetwood Mac' appeared on their fifth album 'Future Games'. She remained with the band through many changes of line-up, writing songs and performing lead vocals, before partially retiring in 1998. She was described as "the prime mover behind some of Fleetwood Mac's biggest hits", including 'Don't Stop', 'Everywhere' and 'Little Lies'.
McVie was inducted into the 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame' and in 1998 received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music'.
Complete the titles of some of their greatest hits:
- 'Black ***** *****'
- 'Go **** *** ***'
- 'You **** ****** ***'
Final song ...
'To Sir With Love'
'Bat Out Of Hell'
'I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue'
'Kiss Of The Spiderwoman'
'The Railway Children' / Albert Perks
'I Could Be So Good For You' / John Thaw
William Shatner & Leonard Nimoy (Can anyone make the 'Vulcan' welcome sign?)
'Principality Stadium' (Was previously 'Cardiff Arms Park')
"Ding dong!" & "Hello!"
'You're THE ONE THAT I WANT'
'I Honestly LOVE YOU'
'Hopelessly DEVOTED TO YOU'
'New York Academy of Performing Arts'
Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio)
'Rock 'n' Roll's First Great Wild Man'
- 'Black MAGIC WOMAN'
- 'Go YOUR OWN WAY'
- 'You MAKE LOVING FUN'