The Christmas quiz: obituaries
- “In a bar in Toledo across from the depot, on a bar stool she took off her ring...” is a line from which ballad by the late country music star Kenny Rogers (pictured)?
- Michel Roux, and his brother Albert, transformed the British restaurant scene when they opened Le Gavroche in 1967. It was very upmarket, but it was named after a street urchin – from which novel?
- Which imposing actor who died this year challenged Death to a game of chess in Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal?
- Joseph Shabalala and the South African vocal group he founded collaborated with Paul Simon on his 1986 hit album Graceland. What was the name of the band?
- At the age of 26, Elizabeth Wurtzel burst into the public eye with the publication of which freewheeling memoir?
- “Whether it’s the Romans, the king, the president of the Republic, the police... one may be little; one still has to fight back.” Which illustrator, talking about his most beloved creation, said this?
- The Scotland Yard detective who brought down the Krays, and helped catch the Great Train Robbers, died this year, aged 95. What was his name?
- Which former wartime despatch rider turned TV action heroine once released a single called Kinky Boots?