Famous and well-known people, who did not in 2012

Singer Whitney Houston

August 9, 1963 - February 11, 2012
Fact: in the Guinness Book of Records Whitney Houston appears as a singer,
gathered during his stage career, winning the largest number of
Quote: "I can not sing," the black, "and do not know what a" white music ».
Music has no color »
One of the most commercially successful singers in pop music history, the star of the movie "The Bodyguard»
(Partner - Hollywood actor and director Kevin Costner) has died at the Beverly Hilton
on the eve of the 45th awards ceremony «Grammy».
The basic version of death - Whitney Houston drowned in the bathtub after a cocaine poisoning.

Actor Alexander Porokhovshchikov

January 31, 1939 - April 15, 2012

Fact: Alexander Porohovschikova grandfather on the maternal side -
Alexander Porokhovshchikov
- Was the creator and owner of the restaurant "Slavic Bazaar»
Quote: "Memory - the most important thing. Of course, the past can not live.
But it is necessary to rely on the past »
Most viewers fell in love with the actor for his role in the cult film
Nikita Mikhalkov's "At Home Among Strangers»,
Although his character Chekist Kungurov after dubbing the tape spoke of another great voice actor -
Igor Kvasha (and died in 2012).
But Porokhovshchikov was no less successful director. He took six movies, including 1989 -
autobiographical film "Censorship memory do not accept»
(on which he founded one of the first private film studios in the USSR Creative experimental workshop "Rodina»),
and in 1992 - at the time a popular thriller "Thirtieth destroy».

Stylist Vidal Sassoon

January 17 1928 - May 9, 2012

Fact: in 1948, 20-year-old Vidal Sassoon participated in the war
for Israel's independence, and in 1992 he founded the International
Vidal Sassoon Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism (SISCA)
Quote: "The only place where prosperity precedes work - a dictionary»
Vidal Sassoon rose to prominence in the 50's, when the famous designer
Mary Kwan invited him to participate in her fashion show,
who coined the mini-skirt. World aka Sassoon
brought hair, he made Hollywood star Mia Farrow.
Under his name Procter & Gamble Company produced the famous shampoo,
However, in the early 2000s, this cooperation has disintegrated:
Sassoon sued the manufacturer, claiming that he was not too
actively promoting the "name" shampoo in favor of other brands.

Singer Eduard Khil

September 4, 1934 - June 4, 2012

Fact: from Smolensk, where the family lived Hiley,
eight-Edward were evacuated in less than two hours before,
the city was occupied by German troops
Quote: "If someone thinks that the art created for entertainment,
he is mistaken. Art must educate.
Now the art of time and Losers troechnikov »
Eduard Gil in his creative life has repeatedly been at the peak of glory.
The first came in the 1970 th, when the recorded singer hit
"Winter" ("The ceiling of ice, creaking door ...") sounded throughout the Soviet Union.
And the last one was quite unexpected:
in 2010 on the Internet is widely dispersed in the video Gil vocalize
Arkady Ostrovsky, "I am very happy that I'm finally back home»,
gathered a few months to 5 million views in Youtube and brought the singer the nickname "Mr. Trololo».

Writer Ray Bradbury


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