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Cilento, (Elizabeth) Diane (1933–2011), actress, was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, on 5 October 1933, the fifth of the six children of Sir Raphael West (Ray) Cilento (1893–1985) and his wife, Phyllis Dorothy, née McGlew (1894–1987). Her father was a pioneer in tropical medicine (knighted in 1935) and her mother was a gynaecologist who was an early proponent of the use of vitamin supplements. Of ...

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Farrah, Abd'Elkader [Abdel] (1926–2005), theatre designer, was born in Ksar al-Boukhari, Algeria, on 28 March 1926, the son of Brahim Farrah and his wife, Fatima-Zohra Missoumi. His first ambition was to be a painter, but with fundamentalist strictures against figurative painting he found the theatre a three-dimensional alternative and ran a touring company with his brother until it was censored and closed by the authorities in 1950....