The Six Degrees of Sondheim

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Leighton

Les Dawson's final TV appearance was on Surprise, Surprise, hosted by Cilla Black
Cilla Black once performed You Gotta Get a Gimmick with Lily Savage and Barbara Windsor

Matthew Pinsent
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MartinG

Matthew Pinsent attended St Catherine's College, Oxford, whose notable alumni also include...
Emilia Fox, who appeared in The Wrong Mans with...
James Corden, the Baker of the Woods film.



Robert Moog
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KathyB

Robert Moog invented the Moog synthesizer, on which Wendy Carlos recorded a lot of music.
Carlos's main label was Columbia Masterworks...
Which released the original cast recordings of Gypsy and West Side Story.


Kristen Stewart

Leighton

Kristen Stewart was in the Twilight series with Lisa Howard
Who was in It Shoulda Been You with Tyna Daly, Chip Zien, and Anne L Nathan, all of whom have been in Sondheim shows

Mark Chapman
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MartinG

Mark Chapman (aside from the tenuous connection of being an assassin), was born in Fort Worth, Texas, as was...
Betty Buckley, who sang 'Children Will Listen' at 1992's A Celebration at Carnegie Hall.



Aleister Crowley
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Leighton

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MartinG

Ah, the infamous one!  ;D

The other Mark Chapman attended Manchester Grammar School, whose notable alumni include...
Martin Sixsmith, who wrote the book which inspired Philomena, starring the philenomenal...
Judi Dench, arguably responsible for the definitive rendering of 'Send In The Clowns'.



Aleister Crowley
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KathyB

Aleister Crowley was an alum of Trinity College, Cambridge, as was Leonard Woolf.
Woolf was a part of the Bloomsbury Group. Another member was E.M. Forster.
Forster wrote the novel A Room with a View, the film of which starred Helena Bonham Carter.
Who was Mrs. Lovett in the film of Sweeney Todd.



Louis Prima

MartinG

Louis Prima was the first husband of...
Keely Smith, who was given away on the occasion of her third marriage by...
Frank Sinatra, who famously recorded Send In The Clowns.



Frida Kahlo
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Leighton

The movie Frida, based on her life, featured Antonio Banderas
Banderas starred in Nine with Jane Krakowski, who was in Company on Broadway

MICHAELA STRACHAN
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MartinG

Michaela Strachan attended ArtsEd (Arts Educational Schools), along with...
Sally Ann Triplett, who played Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney at Barrow Street Theatre, NY in 2017.


Vladimir Nabokov
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Leighton

Nabokov wrote Lolita, which was adapted into a film starring Jeremy Irons
Irons has played Frederik in ALNM


Sarah Lancashire 
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