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Whatever you think of the beehive-haired singing trio who star in the Sheila's Wheels pink Cadillac or the fictional Italian singer in Gio Compario, you've got admit that the insurance tycoon behind them, Peter Wood, is little short of a genius.

SIR MICHAEL WINNER:

I'll miss my dinners with Michael Winner

Visiting our writer's house, he came in his Suzuki. “I wouldn’t bring the Bentley to Crouch End, darling. I don’t know what they might do to it here", he said

We'll remember Michael Winner for achieving what few can - a total reinvention

He stood uncompromisingly against political correctness, as those of us who heard him dismiss some of the best-loved people with a single word can attest.

Simon Kelner: If you can age like Michael, you're on to a winner

I have said previously that there are various tell-tale signs of getting older, like forgetting where you've put your spectacles, or finding automated ticket machines troublesome.

(and how to holiday like a Prime Minister)

Serves me right

What do you expect if you invite Michael Winner to supper? For Deborah Ross it meant rising at 4am, vacuuming the cat and alienating her family. And then she started cooking...

Chrysalis prepares to offload underperforming books division

The company that publishes Michael Winner's autobiography, Winner Takes All, is being prepared for sale after a shortfall in revenues and margins.

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