THE FAMOUS AND THE INFAMOUS
Poems and stories of those who found fame, those who live in infamy as well as those who fall in between.
I can't remember the last time to be truthful I heard Mr. Matthew's say they're "bootiful You never see him smiling broadly on the TV As he express's the virtues of bits of Turkey It's not even Bernard's voice on the Turkey ads
She was born February twenty forth nineteen oh two On the outskirts of London the Oldest sister of two
You should have watched Steve Punt? Does anyone know does James Hunt? Few people stopped to see Steve Race?
Was Abraham Lincoln a truly heroic figure is he worthy of his place in history? Did he really care about the slaves in the southern states that he rallied the north into fighting a bloody war for their freedom?
I’m curious to know was Howard Stern? You should have watched Gabriel Byrne? Id really like to know did Penny Root? Would you also like to see Neville Shute?
Sooty is 60 years old now And has had a long career But behind the sweet façade There lurks a secret I fear Sooty and co-star Sweep Were rivals for the love of Soo
When young Rolf was taught to swim It was his dad who chose to teach him The method his dad chose to employ When Rolf Harris was only just a boy Was to throw young Rolf into a pond A method of which his dad was fond
It was on the news that I heard About the loss of dame Thora Hird She died at the age of ninety one She always reminded me of my mum I will really miss dear Thora Hird She was ordinary, yes that's the word
In these days when the news broadcast's spew out stories of death and destruction around the clock and to be honest I've become more than a little de-sensitized.
OH GOODY My wish is to get my poems published And not because I want to be paid And I will just have to persevere Until I manage to make the grade I will give up trying however, if I see
Did anyone else see David Pegg? You should have heard Alexander Begg? Was anyone else watching Emma Peel? I didn’t think I’d ever see Andrew Neal? Does anyone know is George Nigh?
If there was any justice In this world full of dread Elvis would still be alive And his impersonators dead
He’s not to my taste But he did have a kind of grace When Fred Astaire was auditioned His abilities were questioned They said he can’t act Nor can he sing But he can dance a bit
In 2008 The next James Bond movie theme Is to be performed By Amy Winehouse it would seem I heard her described As Shirley Bassey with tattoos Perhaps more accurately she’s
One day with her nephew or niece Dame Peggy Ashcroft was travelling In Royal Berkshire on British railways When they came to a halt just outside Reading For quite a while they were stationary
When everyone was having fun In the holidays, poor lonely Harry Had to return each time To the bosom of the family Dursley As he waited for word from Sirius He was always at a lose end
My wish is to get my poems published And not because I want to be paid And I will just have to persevere Until I manage to make the grade I will give up trying however, if I see
In the woodlands of burgundy A bright light of impressionism Was cut down by Prussian rifles In the name of French imperialism His corpse left decaying in a ditch
I was watching Carol and twice nightly Countdown with Vorderman and Whitely When I told my wife where I am housed That when watching Carol I got Aroused I could tell that I had let down my guard
He’s a man from the north Who can play and sing Gordon Sumner is his name But he’s known as Sting About “Roxanne” and “Walking on the moon” he sang Leaving the Police to solo
Sam Peckinpah was a film director Of films with action blood and gore In celebration of his novel notion He was duly buried in slow motion
In a poll of the sexiest men of the last millenium Sean Connery came top of the lot for my mum This isn’t so much a poll though I would suggest My mum considers it to be more of her to do list
Winston Churchill saved the day In his own inimitable way He led us as we stood alone Against Hitler and the rockets drone
David Lloyd George when in power Got it wrong whence came the hour He took the decision behind closed doors And led us into the war to end all wars
Her dear husband was The golden thread running through His Margaret’s life He was her rod and her staff The iron ladies Dennis
There is to be yet another reality show Including many celebrities we all know With for example Bishop Desmond TuTu Reg Varney and the myopic Mister Magoo
It’s the end of an era now Michael Parkinson has retired; he was the last of his kind, a special breed.
Marriages between celebrities And people of that ilk Are considered to be a success If they out last milk
I should first point out that I was not a huge fan of Diana Princes of Wales, Princess Diana, Lady Di or any other incarnation, when she was alive in fact I took a dislike to her right from the very b
Where Sunlight, Defused by the leaf canopy Dappled the ground Gladys rested, quietly Beneath an English sky Peacefully sleeping In a quiet place But for the church bells echo
Last night I went to a Neil Diamond concert And it certainly lived up to the advert
He must return every time school ends To the bosom of the family Dursley Where he must while away the time With only an old owl for company
I was on a family holiday in Dubrovnik in the late eighties at a time when it was still part of old republic of Yugoslavia.
I'm curious to know was Rip Torn? Did anyone else see Oliver Bourne? What do you think does Alice Leed? You should have watched Doris Speed? Does anyone know was Ann Frank? I have often wondered is Lauren Blanc?
If you asked anyone of my generation namely anyone born before 1960 to name there top fifty films a Sam Peckinpah film would undoubtedly be on the list. But it almost certainly wouldn't be the same film on every list such was the diversity of his work.
Gordon Bennett, not an exclamation but a real person Born in New York but enjoying a European education Named after his father who had been born a Scotsman
There is something of a discrepancy about Greer Garson's date and place of birth as it has been given with equal credibility as London and Liverpool in England and County Down in Ireland on dates between 1903 and 1908.
George Gipp Grew up in Laurium, Michigan and was a natural athlete. He was an avid sportsman on the track, as well as hockey, sandlot football, and organized baseball however prior to his arrival at Notre Dame College he had never played high school football.
Eric Cuthbert Christmas was born March 19th 1916 in London. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and in 1936 gained valuable experience in the English repertory theatre. The zenith of his early theatrical days was a principal role in the London production of Noel Coward's "Bitter Sweet" before the Second World War.
Some actor's, male and female, have such a presence when they're on the screen that you feel an immediate empathy with them, Robert Donat had that effect on me.
Reginald Joseph Mitchell was born in the village of Talke, Stoke-on-Trent, in Staffordshire England. After leaving Hanley High School in 1910 at the age of 16 he gained an apprenticeship at a locomotive engineering works, Kerr Stewart & Co of Fenton,
I am always unsure when I meet someone from the acting profession whether the persona I am presented with is merely a mask, another character adopted rather than the real person. Now with some Celebrities you would probably be happier with the mask than the rather shallow original.