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Sir Antony Acland, former ambassador in Washington, 63; Dr Gianni Agnelli, chairman, Fiat, 72; Mr Rudolph Agnew, former group chief executive, Consolidated Gold Fields, 59; Mr Edward Albee, playwright, 65; Mr Ronald Alley, artist and former keeper of Modern Art, Tate Gallery, 67; Mrs Virginia Bottomley MP, Secretary of State for Health, 45; Mr Norbert Brainin, violinist, 70; Sir Geoffrey de Bellaigue, director of the Royal Collection, 62; Mr Willie Duggan, rugby player, 43; Mr John Gross, writer and editor, 58; Mr Norman Hogg MP, 55; Mr Philip Jones, principal, Trinity College of Music, London, 65; Mr Anthony Loehnis, a vice- chairman of SG Warburg & Co, 57; Mr David Mellor QC MP, 44; Miss Liza Minnelli, actress and singer, 47; Mr David Mlinaric, interior decorator, 54; Mr Roland Moyle, barrister and former MP, 65; Sir Tom Normanton, former MP, 76; Mr Patrick Procktor, painter, 57; Mr Rod Richards MP, 46; Mr Ralph Shapey, composer and conductor, 72; Viscount Trenchard, director, Kleinwort Benson Ltd, 42; Miss Gudrun Ure, actress, 67; Miss Elizabeth Vaughan, operatic soprano, 56; Mr Paul Way, golfer, 30; Mr David Oliver Williams, former general secretary, Cohse, 67; Mr David Wilmot, chief constable, Greater Manchester Police, 50; Miss Googie Withers, actress, 76; Mr Andrew Young, former US ambassador to the UN, 61.

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