Monthly Archives: June 2015

How James Horner came to write the ‘Titanic’ song

By Ray Bennett LONDON – American composer James Horner, who has died in a plane crash aged 61, won an Academy Award along with lyricist Will Jennings for “My Heart Will Go On” sung by Celine Dion in “Titanic”, and … Continue reading

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The look on Anne Murray’s face was one of sheer terror

By Ray Bennett LONDON – One of Canada’s most successful singers, Anne Murray, who turns 70 today, became a huge international entertainer but she told me two things had made her nervous – performing in Las Vegas and at the … Continue reading

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Ready with a zippo for Elizabeth Hurley

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Happy birthday to Elizabeth Hurley, who turns 50 today. I met her at a party during the Festival de Cannes several years ago. I turned on the terrace and there she was in a white dress … Continue reading

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When US TV censored hip-swinging Tom Jones

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Fans of “The Voice” might not suspect that the venerable Sir Tom Jones, who turns 75 today, was censored on American television when he was younger. His show “This is Tom Jones” aired on the … Continue reading

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Tony Curtis on Cary Grant, Kirk Douglas and more

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Nobody loved being a movie star more than Tony Curtis, who was born on this day 90 years ago and who died in 2010, and as he got older he liked nothing more than to … Continue reading

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