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LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)COW/4/H/24
TitleJournal: 1966
Extent1 file
Date1966
DescriptionEntries dated Sunday 2 January 1966 to Friday 16 December 1966.

A number of entries are concerned with Coward's ill-health. There are references to his final London stage appearance in 'Suite in Three Keys'. On 6 February he records the deaths of Buster Keaton and Hedda Hopper; on 13 February the deaths of Irene Ravensdale [Mary Irene Curzon, 2nd Baroness Ravensdale], Sophie Tucker, Billy Rose; and on 16 October the death of Clifton Webb. On 22 May he comments on his appearance on the 'Eamonn Andrews' show alongside Dudley Moore, Lucille Ball and Cassius Clay.

People referenced in the journal include Hugh 'Binkie' Beaumont; Gladys Cooper; Vivian Matalon; Joan Sutherland; Cole Lesley; Calvin Darnell; Lilli Palmer; Henry and Pamela Sherek; Audrey Hepburn; David Niven; Queen of Spain; John Gielgud; Margot Fonteyn and Roberto Arias; Zena Dare; Lynn and Vanessa Redgrave; Phyllis 'Phyl' Monkman; Maidie Andrews; Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother; Patrick Woodcock; Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent; Prince Paul; Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones; Albert Mason; Gerald 'Gerry' and Jacqueline 'Jackie' Durell; Carlos Thompson; Maggie Leighton; Florence Desmond; Lorn Loraine; Lord Louis 'Dickie' Mountbatten; Princess Alexandra and Angus Ogilvy; Prince Edward 'Eddie', Duke of Kent; Danny La Rue; Liza and John Hope; Julian Pettifer; Peter Arne; David Merrick; Patience Erskine; Elizabeth Taylor; Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Princess Anne; Graham Payn; Peter O'Toole; Zena Dare; John Osborne; Sheridan Morley; Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt
NotesFormer reference: Section H Diaries of Noël Coward, Box 4
Access StatusOpen