Takeshi Kaga (Wikipedia) (official website in Japanese) is a Japanese actor, best known in the US as the most decidedly strange “Chairman Kaga,” host of the original Iron Chef TV series.
Kingsley Amis (1922-1945) was a British writer who worked in a remarkable variety of styles and genres, including speculative fiction and even a James Bond novel (Colonel Sun, published under the pseudonym Robert Markham).
I still find myself missing Robert Palmer (1949-2003) whenever I hear one of his songs come on the radio.
Robert F. Wagner Jr. (1910-1991) was a three-term Mayor of New York City (1954-1965) and was later an ambassador to Spain and to Vatican City.
Leslie Charteris (1907-1993) created one of the most enduring characters of adventure fiction: Simon Templar, aka The Saint. This quote is from one of the early Saint stories.
In case anyone thought that the candidacy of Donald Trump was entirely without precedent, I offer up Huey Long. If you try a Google image search for him, you will very quickly find I’m not the first to think so.
Returning from a two-week absence due to illness, I cheer myself up with this one.