Who's who April 20 - 26

PUBLISHED: 11:45 20 April 2006 | UPDATED: 14:40 12 May 2010

TODAY Deaths: Canaletto, Italian landscape painter, 1768; Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, 1912; James Chipperfield, circus proprietor, 1990; Steve Marriott, of the Small Faces, 1991. TOMORROW Deaths: Mark Twain, author of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of

THURSDAY APRIL 20

Deaths: Canaletto, Italian landscape painter, 1768; Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, 1912; James Chipperfield, circus proprietor, 1990; Steve Marriott, of the Small Faces, 1991.

FRIDAY APRIL 21

Deaths: Mark Twain, author of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 1910; John Maynard Keynes, economist, 1946; Sandy Denny, lead singer of Fairport Convention, 1978; Nina Simone, jazz singer, 2003.

SATURDAY APRIL 22

Deaths: Richard Nixon, ex-US President, 1994.

SUNDAY APRIL 23

Deaths: William Shakespeare, playwright, 1616; Miguel De Cervantes, author of Don Quixote, 1616; William Wordsworth, poet, 1850; Rupert Brooke, war poet, 1915; Denis Compton, England Test cricket legend, 1997; Sir John Mills, actor, 2005.

MONDAY APRIL 24

Deaths: Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe, 1731; Bud Abbott, of Abbott and Costello, 1974; William Hartnell, ex-Dr Who, 1975; Estee Lauder, cosmetics pioneer, 2004.

TUESDAY APRIL 25

Deaths: Anna Sewell, author of Black Beauty, 1878; Ginger Rogers, dancer who partnered Fred Astaire, 1995.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 26

Deaths: Gypsy Rose Lee, dancer, 1970; Sid James, Carry On actor, 1976; Count Basie, jazz band leader, 1984; Lucille Ball, of I Love Lucy, 1989; Jill Dando, television presenter, 1999.

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