Male Officers of the Order of the British Empire Recipients

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1. Nazir Afzal

Self | Banaz: A Love Story

Nazir Afzal OBE is now a National Director of UK's Crown Prosecution Service and one of its most celebrated advocates. He frequently speaks publicly to large audiences and the media as the Service's ambassador to the communities and regularly in print and broadcast media. He has successfully ...

2. Owain Arwel Hughes

Music_department | Sunstruck

Owain Arwel Hughes is known for his work on Sunstruck (1972), Tarka the Otter (1978) and America's Sweetheart: The Mary Pickford Story (1978).

3. Jimmy Armfield

Self | Football

Jimmy Armfield was born on September 21, 1935 in Denton, Lancashire, England as ames Christopher Armfield. He was married to Anne Ashurst. He died on January 22, 2018 in the UK.

4. George Alagiah

Actor | Silent Witness

George Alagiah was born on November 22, 1955 in Sri Lanka as George Maxwell Alagiah. He is an actor, known for Silent Witness (1996), Taking the Flak (2009) and BBC World News America (2007). He has been married to Frances Robathan since 1984. They have two children.

5. Jarvis Astaire

Producer | Agatha

Jarvis Astaire was born on October 6, 1923 in London, England as Jarvis Joseph Astaire. He is a producer, known for Agatha (1979).

7. John Amaechi

Producer | La Mission

John Amaechi was born on November 26, 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as John Uzoma Ekwugha Amaechi. He is a producer, known for La Mission (2009), Out to Win (2015) and Don't Hate Me Because... (2004).

8. Ben Ainslie

Actor | Above & Beyond: Land Rover Bar

Ben Ainslie was born on February 5, 1977 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England as Charles Benedict Ainslie. He is an actor, known for Above & Beyond: Land Rover Bar (2017), South Today (1961) and A Question of Sport (1970). He has been married to Georgie Thompson since December 20, 2014. They have...

9. Emmanuel Akintunde

Actor | Love & Money

Emmanuel Akintunde was born on March 10, 1988 in Nigeria. He is an actor, known for Love & Money (2012), White and Cardinal Burns (2012).

Presented honor by Richard Taylor OBE.

10. Robert Allman

Actor | Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Robert Allman was born on June 8, 1927 in Melbourne, Australia as Robert Edward Joseph Allman. He was an actor, known for Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1988), Lucrezia Borgia (1977) and Beethoven's Fidelio (1980). He died in December 2013 in Australia.

11. Felix Aylmer

Actor | Hamlet

British character actor Felix Aylmer was educated at Oxford and later studied drama, making his stage debut at the London Coliseum in 1911. During World War I he served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and resumed his stage career after the war ended. He entered films in 1930 and stayed in them...

12. Craig Armstrong

Soundtrack | Moulin Rouge!

Craig Armstrong, born in Glasgow, 1959. Studied composition and piano at the Royal Academy of Music, London from 1977 to 1981.

From his base in Glasgow he has written for film, classical commissions and solo recordings. He has composed for Baz Lurhmann's Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge!, The Quiet...

13. Ken Annakin

Director | The Longest Day

A former salesman and journalist, Ken Annakin got into the film industry making documentary shorts. His feature debut, Holiday Camp (1947), was a comedy about a Cockney family on vacation. It was made for the Rank Organization and was a modest success, spawning three sequels, all of which he ...

14. Ken Adam

Production_designer | Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Ken Adam was a British movie production designer, best known for his set designs for the James Bond films of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964).

His first major screen credit was as production designer on the British ...

15. Remi Adefarasin

Cinematographer | Band of Brothers

Remi Adefarasin was born in 1948 in London, England. He is known for his work on Band of Brothers (2001), Me Before You (2016) and Elizabeth (1998).

16. Brian Aldiss

Writer | Artificial Intelligence: AI

Brian Aldiss, author of the classic Helliconia trilogy, and the story on which Steven Spielberg's 2001 film AI: Artificial Intelligence was based, was one of Britain's most accomplished and versatile writers of science fiction. In a lifelong and prolific career, Aldiss, who died aged 92, produced ...

17. John Akomfrah

Director | The Nine Muses

Ghana born John Akomfrah is known for his experimental documentaries and video installations on the subjects of race, migration, and slavery in the encounters between European colonisers and African subjects.In the 1980s working in London, he helped found the Black Audio Film Collective and later ...

18. John Barry

Music_department | Dances with Wolves

John Barry was born in York, England in 1933, and was the youngest of three children. His father, Jack, owned several local cinemas and by the age of fourteen, Barry was capable of running the projection box on his own - in particular, The Rialto in York. As he was brought up in a cinematic ...

19. Michael Blakemore

Actor | Country Life

Michael Blakemore was born on June 18, 1928 in Sydney, Australia as Michael Howell Blakemore. He is an actor and director, known for Country Life (1994), Great Performances (1971) and A Personal History of the Australian Surf (1981). He is married to Tanya McCallin.

20. Ronnie Barker

Actor | The Two Ronnies

Ronnie Barker's remarkable versatility as a performer can be traced back to his time in repertory theatre, where he was able to play a wide range of roles and develop his talent for accents, voices and verbal dexterity. It was during this time that he met Glenn Melvyn, who taught him how to stammer ...

21. Brian Bennett

Music_department | Black Dynamite

Composer Brian Bennett is the three times winner of the Ivor Novello Award. Initially achieving fame as drummer with The Shadows, he has since forged a career as one of Britain's leading writers of music to picture.

Brian was born in London in 1940 and by the late 1950s was one of the most ...

22. Howard Blake

Composer | Flash Gordon

Howard Blake was born on October 28, 1938 in London, England as Howard David Blake. He is a composer, known for Flash Gordon (1980), Monster-in-Law (2005) and The Changeling (1980).

23. Michael Bond

Writer | Paddington 2

Michael Bond was born on January 13, 1926 in Newbury, Berkshire, England as Thomas Michael Bond. He is known for his work on Paddington 2 (2017), Paddington (2014) and The Herbs (1968). He was married to Susan Marfey Rogers and Brenda Mary Johnson. He died on June 27, 2017 in Paddington, London, ...

24. Jack Brabham

Transportation_department | Grand Prix

Three-time Formula 1 World Champion Jack Brabham had a long and fruitful career in racing. The Australian native won numerous titles in his home country before taking on the world. After Brabham entered the prestigious Formula 1 series, he raced for the Cooper Car Co., who provided him with his ...

25. Ross Brawn

Self | Ruutulippu

Ross Brawn was born on November 23, 1953 in Manchester, Lancashire, England. He is married to Jean. They have two children.

26. Ozwald Boateng

Costume_department | Collide

Ozwald Boateng was born in Muswell Hill, London, England. He is known for his work on Collide (2016), Gangster No. 1 (2000) and No Boundaries (2006).

27. Roy Button

Assistant_director | Superman

Roy Button is an assistant director, known for Superman (1978), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

28. John Bell

Director | Relic Hunter

John Bell is a director and assistant director, known for Relic Hunter (1999), SCTV Network (1981) and PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996). He was previously married to Linda Preston.

29. Jazzy B.

Soundtrack | Deadpool

Jaswinder Singh Bains, more popularly known as Jazzy B, is a Punjabi language Bhangra singer-songwriter.He has released 11 studio albums, including two religious ones. He has been singing since 1993. He has collaborated on many tracks and two soundtracks. Bains has also made his debut in acting in ...

30. Dickie Bird

Actor | Mike Bassett: England Manager

Dickie Bird was born on April 19, 1933 in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England as Harold Dennis Bird. He is an actor, known for Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001), Heartbeat (1992) and BBC TV Cricket (1938).

31. Steve Backley

Self | A Question of Sport

Steve Backley was born on February 12, 1969 in Sidcup, Kent, England as Stephen James Backley.

32. Richard Bonynge

Soundtrack | Spectre

Richard Bonynge was born on September 29, 1930 in Sydney, Australia as Richard Alan Bonynge. He is known for his work on Spectre (2015), Carlito's Way (1993) and Red Sparrow (2018). He was previously married to Joan Sutherland.

33. Ponsonby Britt

Producer | The Watts Gnu Show

According to page 135 of Keith Scott's book, "The Moose That Roared," Ponsonby Britt is a non-existent person. In 1959, Jay Ward and Bill Scott invented the name "Ponsonby Britt, Limited" as the new title of their corporation. Britt eventually became an "O.B.E." and retained in the cartoon's ...

35. Neil Bartlett

Director | Now That It's Morning

Neil Bartlett is a director and actor, known for Now That It's Morning (1991), Shooting Gallery (1995) and Pedagogue (1988).

36. Charles Beare

Le violon rouge

Charles Beare is known for his work on The Red Violin (1998) and Violin Masters: Two Gentlemen of Cremona (2010).

37. Colin Boyne

Self | A Very English Genius

Colin Boyne was born as Colin Michael Boyne.

38. Robert Bowman

Soundtrack | Maria Callas at Covent Garden

Robert Bowman is an actor, known for Maria Callas at Covent Garden (1964), The Girl of the Golden West (1954) and Sykes and A... (1960).

39. Anthony Buckeridge

Writer | Stompa & Co

Anthony Buckeridge was born on June 20, 1912 in Mill Hill, Middlesex, England as Anthony Malcolm Buckeridge. He was a writer and actor, known for Stompa & Co (1962), Jennings (1966) and Jackanory (1965). He was married to Eileen Selby and Sylvia Brown. He died on June 28, 2004 in Lewes, East ...

40. James Berry

Writer | Pilgrimage

He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to literature in 1990.

41. Paul Bidwell

Self | Time Team

He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2012 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Heritage. He is an archaeologist.

42. Ranjit Bolt

Pasternak

Ranjit Bolt is known for his work on Pasternak (1990) and Critical Condition (1998).

43. George Band

Self | The Conquest of Everest

George Band was born on February 2, 1929 in Taiwan as George Christopher Band. He died on August 26, 2011.

44. Peter Badejo

Actor | Arugba

Peter Badejo is an actor, known for Arugba (2010) and Strictly African Dancing (2005).

45. Henry Blofeld

Actor | Love, Nina

Henry Blofeld was born on September 23, 1939 in Norfolk, England. He is an actor, known for Love, Nina (2016), Sky Sports Cricket (1990) and University Challenge (1962).

46. Quentin Blake

Art_department | Jackanory

Quentin Blake was born on December 16, 1932 in Sidcup, Kent, England as Quentin Saxby Blake. He is known for his work on Jackanory (1965), Revolting Rhymes Part One (2016) and Ragtime (1973).

47. Raymond Baxter

Actor | Q5

Raymond Baxter was born on January 25, 1922 in Ilford, Essex, England as Raymond Frederic Baxter. He was an actor, known for Q6 (1969), BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950) and There's a Lot of It About (1982). He was married to Sylvia Kathryn Johnson. He died on September 15, 2006 in Reading, Berkshire...

48. John Bromley

Producer | The Big Match

Three sons, one of whom pre-deceased him.

49. Gordon Banks

Self | A Touch of Frost

Gordon Banks was born on December 30, 1937 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. He was married to Ursula. He died on February 12, 2019 in Stoke-on-Trent, England.

50. Michael Brunson

Self | Have I Got News for You

Michael Brunson was born on August 12, 1940 in Norwich, Norfolk, England.

51. Richard Briers

Actor | Peter Pan

Richard Briers was born on January 14, 1934 in Merton, Surrey, England as Richard David Briers. He was an actor, known for Peter Pan (2003), Watership Down (1978) and Much Ado About Nothing (1993). He was married to Ann Davies. He died on February 17, 2013 in London, England.

52. David Beckham

Actor | The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

David Beckham is one of Britain's most iconic athletes whose name is also an elite global advertising brand. He was captain of the English national team from 2000 to 2009, scored in three different FIFA World Cups, and played midfield for clubs in Manchester, England, Madrid, Spain, and Milan, ...

53. Don Black

Soundtrack | The World Is Not Enough

Don Black was born on June 21, 1938 in London, England as Gerald Blackstone.

54. Tim Brooke-Taylor

Actor | The Goodies

Tim Brooke-Taylor was born on July 17, 1940 in Buxton, Derbyshire, England as Timothy Julian Brooke-Taylor. He is an actor and writer, known for The Goodies (1970), At Last the 1948 Show (1967) and Engelbert with the Young Generation (1972). He has been married to Christine Wheadon since 1968. They...

55. Sanjeev Bhaskar

Actor | Absolutely Anything

Sanjeev Bhaskar was born on October 31, 1963 in Ealing, London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Absolutely Anything (2015), The Kumars at No. 42 (2001) and London Boulevard (2010). He has been married to Meera Syal since January 21, 2005. They have one child.

56. Pierce Brosnan

Actor | The World Is Not Enough

Pierce Brendan Brosnan was born in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland, to May (Smith), a nurse, and Thomas Brosnan, a carpenter. He lived in Navan, County Meath, until he moved to England, UK, at an early age (thus explaining his ability to play men from both backgrounds convincingly). His father left...

57. Heston Blumenthal

Self | Heston's Great British Food

Heston is a self-taught English chef renowned for his experimental and scientific approach to cooking and gastronomy. He holds multiple honorary degrees in recognition of his scientific approach to cooking. He is the head chef of The Fat Duck, a three Michelin-starred restaurant voted the best ...

58. Bill Bryson

Writer | A Walk in the Woods

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1951. He settled in England in 1977 and lived in North Yorkshire for almost two decades. He now lives in Hanover, New Hampshire. His travel books are "The Lost Continent", "Neither Here Nor There", "Notes From a Small Island", "A Walk in the Woods", "I'm ...

59. Duncan Bannatyne

Actor | Moving Target

Duncan Bannatyne was born on February 2, 1949 in Clydebank, Scotland as Duncan Walker Bannatyne. He is an actor, known for Moving Target (2011), School for Seduction (2004) and Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder (2009). He was previously married to Joanne McCue.

60. Matthew Bourne

Director | Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne was born on January 13, 1960 in London, England as Matthew Christopher Bourne. He is known for his work on Swan Lake (2012), Matthew Bourne's the Car Man 2015 (2016) and Great Performances (1971).

61. Jack Cardiff

Director | Sons and Lovers

Almost universally considered one of the greatest cinematographers of all time, Jack Cardiff was also a notable director. He described his childhood as very happy and his parents as quite loving. They performed in music hall as comedians, so he grew up with the fun that came with their theatrical ...

62. Robert Carlyle

Actor | The Full Monty

Robert Carlyle was born in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, to Elizabeth, a bus company employee, and Joseph Carlyle, a painter and decorator. He was raised by his father after his mother left him when he was four. At the age of 21, after reading Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," he enrolled in acting ...

63. George Cole

Actor | Cleopatra

George Cole OBE was a veteran British film, television and stage actor whose impressive career spanned over 60 years. For many, he will perhaps be best remembered for playing one of the most endearing characters of recent times on British television, "Arthur Daley", the shifty but very likable "...

64. Barry Cryer

Writer | It's Tommy Cooper

Barry Cryer was born on March 23, 1935 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England as Barry Charles Cryer. He is known for his work on It's Tommy Cooper (1969), The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (1971) and Doctor in the House (1969). He has been married to Theresa Margaret 'Terry' Donovan since 1962. They have ...

65. Henry Cooper

Actor | Royal Flash

Before the ascent of Lennox Lewis in the 1990s, Henry Cooper was considered the greatest heavyweight boxer in modern British history. Friendly, polite, well-mannered, and always a "good sport", he and his twin brother George Cooper (he fought as Jim Cooper) embarked on colorful professional boxing ...

66. James Cracknell

Self | Ben and James Versus the Arabian Desert

James Cracknell was born on May 5, 1972 in Sutton, Surrey, England as James Edward Cracknell. He has been married to Beverley Turner since October 10, 2002. They have one child.

67. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor

Self | Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor was born on December 22, 1951 in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. He was married to Natalia Ayesha Phillips. He died on August 9, 2016 in Royal Preston Hospital, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, England.

68. Gary Crosby

Actor | Star Spangled Rhythm

The stocky-framed, lookalike son of singing legend Bing Crosby who had that same bemused, forlorn look, fair hair and jug ears, Gary was the eldest of four sons born to the crooner and his first wife singer/actress Dixie Lee. The boys' childhood was an intensely troubled one with all four trying to...

69. Napier Crookenden

Self | American Experience

Napier Crookenden was born on August 31, 1915 in Cheshire, England. He was married to Patricia Kindersley. He died on October 31, 2002 in Edenbridge, Kent, England.

70. Mike Catt

Self | Superstars

Mike Catt was born on September 17, 1971 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa as Michael John Catt.

71. Ronald Corp

Music_department | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2012 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Music. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of the New London Orchestra.

72. Will Carling

Self | This Is Your Life

Will Carling was born on December 12, 1965 in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England as William David Charles Carling. He was previously married to Julia Carling.

73. John Cloake

Self | Time Team

John Cloake was born as John Newling Cloake.

74. Charles Court

Self | Nickel Queen

Charles Court was born on September 29, 1911 in Crawley, Sussex, England as Charles Walter Michael Court. He was married to Rita Steffanoni. He died on December 22, 2007 in Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia.

75. Bobby Charlton

Self | VIII FIFA World Cup 1966

Bobby Charlton was born on October 11, 1937 in Ashington, Northumberland, England.

76. Brian Clough

Self | Grandstand

Considered by many to be the best manager the England national team never had, Brian Clough's professional football career began when aged 16 he signed for hometown club, Middlesbrough F.C.. Working his way up through the ranks, he made his full first-team debut in a league match against Barnsley in...

77. Sebastian Coe

Actor | The Brittas Empire

Sebastian Coe was born on September 29, 1956 in Chiswick, London, England as Sebastian Newbold Coe. He is an actor, known for The Brittas Empire (1991), Twenty Twelve (2011) and Icarus (2017). He has been married to Nicola McIrvine since 1990. They have three children.

78. Jim Clark

Self | Formula 1

When talking about the greatest race driver of all time, various opinions will throw out such great drivers as Mario Andretti, Tazio Nuvolari, A.J. Foyt, Juan Manuel Fangio or Ayrton Senna; but most may agree that Scotsman Jim Clark was probably the best of them all. The shy British racer lived to ...

79. Hector Crawford

Producer | Fortress

Hector Crawford was born on August 14, 1913 in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Hector William Crawford. He was a producer, known for Fortress (1985), Cop Shop (1977) and All the Rivers Run (1983). He was married to Glenda Raymond and Edna Marie Stock. He died on March 11, 1991 in Kew, ...

80. Matt Carroll

Producer | The Marine

Matt Carroll was born on June 6, 1944 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Matthew John Carroll. He is known for his work on The Marine (2006), Sunday Too Far Away (1975) and Storm Boy (1976).

81. Garth Crooks

Actor | Mr Blobby: Mr Blobby

Garth Crooks was born on March 10, 1958 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. He is an actor, known for Mr Blobby: Mr Blobby (1993), Match of the Day (1964) and Football World Cup (1954).

82. Nicky Clarke

Actor | The Jump

Nicky Clarke was born on June 17, 1958. He is an actor, known for The Jump (2014), Crocodile Shoes (1994) and Selection Box (1996). He is married to Lesley Gale. They have two children.

83. John Chesworth

Actor | Zodiac

John Chesworth was born on June 22, 1930 in Manchester, England as John Coventry Chesworth. He is known for his work on Zodiac (1966), Music on 2 (1965) and The Sleeping Beauty (1959). He died on November 27, 2014 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England.

84. Jack Charlton

Self | Quiz Ball

Jack Charlton was born on May 8, 1935 in Ashington, Northumberland, England.

85. Eric Crozier

Producer | Turn Round

His friendship with actor Stephen Haggard led to his appointment as one of the first drama producers for BBC Television.

88. Alex Crawford

Self | Women on War

Alex Crawford was born as Alex Christine Crawford.

89. Jasper Conran

Location_management | Glue

Jasper Conran was born on December 12, 1959 in London, England as Jasper Alexander Thrilby Conran. He is known for his work on Glue (2017), Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017) and Nutcracker Sweeties (2006).

90. John Craven

Self | The Damned United

John Craven was born on August 16, 1940 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England as John Raymond Craven. He is a writer and actor, known for The Damned United (2009), Newsround (1972) and Search (1971).

91. Ian Carmichael

Actor | I'm All Right Jack

Unassuming, innocent-eyed and always ingratiating, Brit comedy actor Ian Carmichael was quite the popular chap in late 50s and early 60s film. He was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England on June 18, 1920, the son of Arthur Denholm Carmichael, an optician, and his wife Kate (Gillett). After receiving ...

92. Eric Clapton

Soundtrack | Lethal Weapon 3

Eric Clapton was born in Ripley, Surrey, England, on March 30, 1945. His real father was a Canadian pilot but he didn't find that out until he was 53. When he was 2 his mother felt she was unable to look after him, so Eric then went to live with his grandparents. When he was 14 he took up the ...

93. Darren Clarke

Self | This Is Your Life

Darren Clarke was born on August 14, 1968 in Dungannon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland as Darren Christopher Clarke. He has been married to Alison Campbell since April 12, 2012. He was previously married to Heather Clarke.

94. Robbie Coltrane

Actor | Cracker

Robbie Coltrane, one of Britain's most popular comedians who was head of debating society at school and won prizes for his art, is now a film star who played in two James Bond films and in the "Harry Potter" franchise.

Coltrane was born Anthony Robert McMillan on March 30, 1950, in Rutherglen, a ...

95. Jasper Carrott

Actor | Jane and the Lost City

Jasper Carrott was born on March 14, 1945 in Shaftmoor Lane, Acocks Green, Birmingham, England as Robert Norman Davis. He is an actor and writer, known for Jane and the Lost City (1987), Canned Carrott (1990) and Cool It (1985). He has been married to Hazel K Jackson since 1973. They have four ...

96. Peter Cushing

Actor | Star Wars

Peter Wilton Cushing was born on May 26, 1913 in Kenley, Surrey, England, to Nellie Maria (King) and George Edward Cushing, a quantity surveyor. He and his older brother David were raised first in Dulwich Village, a south London suburb, and then later back in Surrey. At an early age, Cushing was ...

97. Michael Crawford

Actor | Hello, Dolly!

Michael Crawford was born on January 19, 1942 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England as Michael Patrick Dumbell-Smith. He is an actor, known for Hello, Dolly! (1969), The Knack... and How to Get It (1965) and Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973). He was previously married to Gabrielle Lewis.

98. Brian Cox

Sunshine

Brian Cox was born on March 3, 1968 in Oldham, Lancashire, England as Brian Edward Cox. He is an actor and writer, known for Sunshine (2007), Absolutely Anything (2015) and The Science of Doctor Who (2013). He has been married to Gia Milinovich since 2003. They have one child.

99. Harry H. Corbett

Actor | Carry On Screaming!

Harry H Corbett (he added the "H" to avoid being confused with Sooty's friend) was born in Burma in 1925. His father was an officer in the army. His mother died when he was very young and he moved to England as a child and was brought up in Manchester by an aunt.

After his war service, he joined a ...

100. Joe Cocker

Soundtrack | Across the Universe

Joe Cocker was born on May 20, 1944 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England as John Robert Cocker. He was married to Pam Baker. He died on December 22, 2014 in Crawford, Colorado, USA.



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