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Home Secretary

Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department referred to as the Home Secretary, is head of the Home Office and a senior Cabinet minister in Her Majesty's Government. It is a high profile position, one of the four Great Offices of State, is recognised as one of the most prestigious and important roles in the British Cabinet; the Home Secretary is responsible for the internal affairs of England and Wales, for immigration and citizenship for the United Kingdom. The remit of the Home Office includes policing in England and Wales and matters of national security, as the Security Service is directly accountable to the Home Secretary; the Home Secretary was the minister responsible for prisons and probation in England and Wales. The position has been held by Priti Patel since 24 July 2019. British government departments Cabinet Great Offices of State List of British governments Ministry of Justice Shadow Home Secretary Home Office under Theresa May Gibson, Bryan; the New Home Office: An Introduction.

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Hazel Smith

Hazel Smith was an American country music journalist, singer-songwriter and radio show host, cookbook author. She is sometimes credited with creating the term "outlaw country,", used to describe country music by performers including Tompall & the Glaser Brothers, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. Smith worked as a publicist for country musicians beginning in the late 1960s while writing and recording her own music, she wrote columns about country music for several publications, she hosted radio and television shows about country music and film. She published a cookbook called Hazel's Hot Dish in 2001. Hazel Ruth Boone was born on May 31, 1934, in Caswell County, North Carolina, to parents who were farmers, her father spent some time working as the sheriff. She worked for a tobacco company after she graduated from high school; when she was 19 she married a banjo and fiddle player. They had two sons together and Terry Smith, they encouraged them to pursue music; the two went on to record together for Epic Records in 1990.

Terry sang and played bass for the Osborne Brothers, became a founding member of the bluegrass band The Grascals. Hazel and Patrick divorced, she met Bill Monroe, a bluegrass musician, at a music festival, the two began a relationship. His song "Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine", which became a Top 40 success when covered by The Kentucky Headhunters, was written about Smith. In 1970, Smith and her sons moved to Tennessee. On March 18, 2018, Smith died in Madison, from heart failure. After moving to Nashville in 1970, Smith began working as a publicist in Music Row, she first found work with Kinky Friedman, went on to do publicity work for Tompall & the Glaser Brothers, Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson; when asked by a radio station to come up with a name for the style of musicians she represented, she gave the now-popular term "outlaw country". The 1976 album Wanted! The Outlaws, which featured music by Jennings, Jessi Colter, Tompall Glaser, helped popularize the term and draw fame for the musicians.

It became the first country music album to become platinum-certified when it sold over one million copies. Smith worked as a journalist in the 1970s, writing a gossip column for Country Music magazine and contributing to Nash Country Weekly and Country Music Today, she operated a country music news service for country radio stations, became a popular radio personality. She is credited with contributing to the success of artists including Garth Brooks and Brad Paisley through her journalism. Smith worked as a personal assistant for Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White, she founded her own talent management company, Hazel & Heller, she wrote and performed her own music throughout her career, some of, recorded by Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show, Bill Monroe, Tammy Wynette. In the 2000s, Smith began writing a weekly column called "Hot Dish" for CMT, she worked with CMT to host a series called Southern Fried Flicks, a combined cooking and movie show that included country musicians as guest stars. In 2001 she published a cookbook titled Hazel's Hot Dish: Cookin' with Country Stars, which included recipes from popular country musicians.

After its publication, Smith made several appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford was an American film and television actress who began her career as a dancer in traveling theatrical companies before debuting as a chorus girl on Broadway. Crawford signed a motion picture contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1925. At different stages of her career, she was noted for her diverse roles playing sympathetic and unsympathetic characters, for realistic yet mutli-layered performances, her films ranged in genres from contemporary crime, film noir, several historical costume dramas, mysteries, suspense, horror, to three westerns and over a dozen comedies. Regardless, her greater successes and most memorable performances were in romantic dramas and melodramas. In 1999, The American Film Institute ranked Crawford tenth on its list of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema. In the 1930s, Crawford's fame rivaled and surpassed that of MGM colleagues Norma Shearer and Greta Garbo. Though she started portraying flappers, Crawford played wealthy women in distress or hard-working young women who found romance and success.

These characters and stories were well received by Depression-era audiences, were popular with women. Crawford became one of Hollywood's more prominent movie stars, one of the higher-paid women in the United States. In 1945, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in Mildred Pierce, received Best Actress nominations for Possessed and Sudden Fear. Crawford continued to act in television throughout the 1950s and 1960s. In 1955, Crawford became involved with the Pepsi-Cola Company through her marriage to company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alfred Steele. In 1970 Crawford made her last theatrical film, until a few weeks before her death, she continued to tape numerous regular radio spots and announcements for a variety of not-for-profit causes. Following a public appearance in 1974, she withdrew from events which required her to be photographed, becoming reclusive until her death in 1977, although she did appear in 1975 to host the 30th anniversary of Mildred Pierce. Crawford married four times.

Her first three marriages ended in divorce. She adopted five children. Crawford's relationships with her two elder children and Christopher, were acrimonious. After Crawford's death, Christina released a well-known, but controversial, "tell-all" memoir, Mommie Dearest. Born Lucille Fay LeSueur, of English, French Huguenot and Irish ancestry in San Antonio, she was the third and youngest child of Tennessee-born Thomas E. LeSueur, a construction laborer, Texas-born Anna Bell Johnson, whose date of birth is given as November 29, 1884, based on census records, she may have been older, she was still under 20 when her first two children were born. She died on August 15, 1958. Crawford's elder siblings were sister Daisy LeSueur, who died before Lucille's birth, brother Hal LeSueur. Thomas LeSueur abandoned the family when Lucille was ten months old resettling in Abilene, Texas working as a construction laborer. Following LeSueur's departure from the family home, Crawford's mother remarried Henry J. Cassin.

However, the marriage is listed in the census as Crawford's mother's first marriage. Crawford lived with her mother and brother in Lawton, Oklahoma. There, Cassin ran the Ramsey Opera House. Crawford preferred the nickname "Billie" as a child, enjoyed watching vaudeville acts perform on the stage of her stepfather's theatre. At that time, Crawford was unaware that Cassin, whom she called "daddy", was not her biological father until her brother Hal told her the truth. Cassin began sexually abusing her when she was eleven years old, the abuse continued until she was sent to St. Agnes Academy, a Catholic girls' school, her family's instability negatively affected Crawford and her schooling never formally progressed beyond primary education. Beginning in childhood, Crawford's ambition was to be a dancer. One day, in an attempt to escape piano lessons so she could play with friends, she leapt from the front porch of her home and cut her foot on a broken milk bottle; as a result, she underwent three surgeries to repair the damage.

She was unable to continue with dancing lessons for 18 months. While still residing in Lawton, Crawford's stepfather was accused of embezzlement. Although he was acquitted in court, he was blacklisted in Lawton, the family moved to Kansas City, around 1916. Following their relocation, Cassin, a Catholic, placed Crawford at St. Agnes Academy in Kansas City; when her mother and stepfather separated, she remained at St. Agnes as a work student, where she spent far more time working cooking and cleaning than studying, she attended Rockingham Academy as a working student. While attending there, she began dating, had her first serious relationship with a trumpet player named Ray Sterling. Sterling i