British music stars deceased in Alzheimer's disease

Here are 3 famous musicians from United Kingdom died in Alzheimer's disease:

Beatrice Lillie

Beatrice Lillie (May 29, 1894 Toronto-January 20, 1989 Henley-on-Thames) a.k.a. Constance Sylvia Gladys Munston, beatrice_lillie, Lillie, Beatrice, Bea Lillie, Beatrice Lilly, Bea, Beatrice Gladys Lillie or Beatrice Gladys "Bea" Lillie was a British actor and comedian. Her child is Sir Robert Peel, 6th Baronet.

Lillie began her career in London's West End and later moved to Broadway in New York City. She was known for her witty humor and unique style of delivery, as well as her ability to transition seamlessly between comedic and dramatic roles. Some of her notable performances include "This Year of Grace" and "Aren't We All?" on Broadway, as well as "On Approval" and "Charlot's Revue" in London. Lillie also appeared in several films, including "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and "Around the World in 80 Days." She was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1975 for her contributions to the arts.

Lillie was born Constance Sylvia Gladys Munston in Toronto, Canada, but moved to England with her mother at a young age. She began her career as a performer in the early 1910s, and quickly gained popularity for her distinctive comedic style. Lillie was known for her ability to create eccentric and hilariously self-absorbed characters, often mocking the upper class and those in positions of power.

In addition to her work on stage and screen, Lillie was also a talented singer and songwriter. She wrote several hit songs, including "There Are Fairies at the Bottom of Our Garden" and "One Hour with You". Lillie's wit and charm made her a beloved figure in the entertainment world, and she continued to perform well into her later years.

Despite her success as a performer, Lillie had a tumultuous personal life. She was married and divorced twice, and also had a long-term relationship with the actor and director Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin. Lillie died in Henley-on-Thames, England in 1989 at the age of 94.

Lillie's unconventional and daring approach to comedy made her a pioneer in the genre of musical comedy. She was a key player in the 1920s and 1930s theater scene in London and New York, where she performed alongside the likes of Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence. Her stage presence was unforgettable, with her trademark blonde wig and dramatic facial expressions. Her influence on other comedians, both male and female, cannot be overstated.

Apart from her work in theater and film, Lillie was an active philanthropist, and co-founded the annual charity fundraiser "The Pageant of Labour" in London. She was also known for her sharp wit and humor in her personal life, often entertaining family and friends with her anecdotes and quips.

In recognition of her contributions to the arts, Lillie was awarded the Drama Desk Award in 1958 and 1968, the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1985, and was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1981. Her legacy continues to inspire performers and comedians to this day.

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Max Bygraves

Max Bygraves (October 16, 1922 Rotherhithe-August 31, 2012 Hope Island, Queensland) otherwise known as Walter William Bygraves, Bygraves, Max, Max or Max Bygraves OBE was a British actor. He had six children, Anthony Bygraves, Christine Bygraves, Maxine Bygraves, John Rice, Beverly Mayhew-Sass and Stephen Rose.

His discography includes: Golden Greats, Volume 1, I Wanna Sing You a Song: 25 Sing Along Favorites, Deck of Cards, Last Night I Dreamed, SingaLongaWarYears and Sing Along With Max. Genres: Easy listening.

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Anthony Rolfe-Johnson

Anthony Rolfe-Johnson (November 5, 1940 Tackley-July 21, 2010 London) also known as Anthony Rolfe Johnson or Rolfe-Johnson, Anthony was a British singer.

His albums include The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Volume 6: Schubert & the Nocturne I, The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Volume 37: The Final Year, Solomon, , Songs by Gounod, Messiah, Peter Grimes, Messiah (Highlights), The English Song Series, Volume 3: On Wenlock Edge / Five Mystical Songs and The English Song Series, Volume 5: O Mistress Mine / To Daisies / Julia's Hair / Go, Lovely Rose.

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