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Kenneth Williams

Kenneth Charles Williams was an English actor, best known for his comedy roles and in life as a raconteur and diarist. He was one of the main ensemble in 26 of the 31 Carry On films, appeared in many British television programmes and radio comedies, including series with Tony Hancock and Kenneth Horne. Williams grew up in Central London in a working-class family, he served in the Royal Engineers during World War II, where he first became interested in becoming an entertainer. After a short spell in repertory theatre as a serious actor, he turned to comedy and achieved national fame in Hancock's Half Hour, he sustained continued success throughout the 1960s and 1970s with his regular appearances in Carry On films, subsequently kept himself in the public eye with chat shows and other television work. Williams was fondly regarded in the entertainment industry, he kept a series of diaries throughout his life. Kenneth Charles Williams was born in Kings Cross, London, his parents were of Charles George Williams, who managed a hairdressers in the Kings Cross area, Louisa Alexandra, who worked in the salon.

Charles was a Methodist who had "a hatred of loose morals and effeminacy", according to Barry Took, Williams's biographer. Charles thought the theatre immoral and effeminate, although his son aspired to be involved in the profession from an early age. Between 1935 and 1956, Williams lived with his parents in a flat above his father's barber shop at 57 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury. Williams stated in his diaries. Williams had a half-sister, Alice Patricia "Pat", born in 1923 before Louie had met Charlie Williams, three years before Kenneth was born, he was educated at The Lyulph Stanley Boys' Central Council School, a state-owned Central school on the corner of Camden Street and Plender Street, near Mornington Crescent in Camden Town in north west London becoming apprenticed as a draughtsman to a mapmaker. His apprenticeship was interrupted by the Blitz, he was evacuated to Bicester, the home of a bachelor veterinary surgeon, it provided his first experience of an educated, middle-class life, he loved it.

He returned to London with a new accent. Williams's professional career began in 1948 in repertory theatre. Failure to become a serious dramatic actor disappointed him, but his potential as a comic performer gave him his break when he was spotted playing the Dauphin in Bernard Shaw's St Joan in the West End, in 1954 by radio producer Dennis Main Wilson.. Main Wilson was casting a radio series starring Tony Hancock. Playing funny voice roles, Williams stayed in the series to the end, five years later, his nasal, camp-cockney inflections became popular with listeners. Despite the success and recognition the show brought him, Williams considered theatre and television to be superior forms of entertainment. In 1955 he appeared in Orson Welles's London stage production Moby Dick—Rehearsed; the pair fell out after Williams became annoyed with Welles's habit of continually changing the script. When Hancock steered his show away from what he considered gimmicks and silly voices, Williams found he had less to do.

Tiring of this reduced status, he joined Kenneth Horne in Beyond Our Ken, its sequel, Round the Horne. His roles in Round the Horne included the eccentric folk singer, their double act was characterised by Polari, the homosexual argot. Williams appeared in West End revues including Share My Lettuce with Maggie Smith, written by Bamber Gascoigne, Pieces of Eight with Fenella Fielding; the latter included material specially written for him by Peter Cook a student at Pembroke College, Cambridge. Cook's "One Leg Too Few" and "Interesting Facts" were part of the show and became routines in his own performances. Williams's last revue, in 1960, was One Over The Eight at the Duke of York's Theatre, with Sheila Hancock. Williams worked in British film during the late 1950s, 1960s and 1970s in the Carry On series with its double entendre humour; the films were commercially successful but Williams claimed the cast were poorly paid. In his diaries, Williams wrote that he earned more in a St Ivel advert than for any Carry On film, although he was still earning the average Briton's annual salary in a month for the latter.

He privately criticised and "dripped vitriol" upon the films, considering them beneath him though he continued to appear in them. This became the case with many of the shows in which he appeared, he was quick to find fault with his own work, that of others. Despite this, he spoke fondly of the Carry Ons in interviews. Peter Rogers, producer of the series, recollected, "Kenneth was worth taking care of because, while he cost little—£5,000 a film, he made a great deal of money for the franchise." Williams was a regular on the BBC Radio panel game Just a Minute from its second season in 1968 until his death. He got into arguments with host Nicholas Parsons and other guests on the show, he was remembered for such phra

Hey, Porter

"Hey, Porter" is a song by Johnny Cash. It was released as a single in May the following year, it tells the story of a train journey home to Tennessee, from the point of view of a excited passenger that continually asks the porter for updates. "Hey Porter" is the Tennessee Two's first recording. The reasoning behind Phillip's decision was that "Sam didn't want a gospel song, he wanted a fast song," like Elvis Presley's "That's All right". Having been stationed in Landsberg, during his stint with the United States Air Force, Cash based the song on a man returning home from overseas who felt elated to be returning to his native South. "Hey Porter" was the first of many rail-themed songs that Cash would record during his career, was soon followed by "Folsom Prison Blues", another rail-themed track. The song is available on many compilations, such as The Complete Sun Singles, The Essential Johnny Cash, Ring Of Fire: The Legend of Johnny Cash Volume Two, The Legend; the song "Hey Porter" was covered by Ry Cooder in 1972 on his second album Into the Purple Valley.

Cash himself re-recorded the song several times as well. Additionally, Cash contributed the vocal for the cover version of "Hey Porter" on the Earl Scruggs Review Anniversary Special in 1975. List of train songs Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Tarundeep Rai

Tarundeep Rai is an Indian archer. He belongs to the Indian Gorkha community. Tarundeep made his debut in international archery at the age of 19 years when he played at the Asian Archery Championship 2003 held at Yangon, Myanmar. Tarundeep Rai became the first Indian to win an individual men's silver medal in archery at the 16th Asian Games on 24 November 2010 in Guangzhou, China, he was a member of the Indian archery team that won the bronze medal at the 15th Asian Games in Doha in 2006. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Tarundeep was placed 32nd in the men's individual ranking round with a 72-arrow score of 647, he faced Alexandros Karageorgiou of Greece in the first elimination round, losing 147-143. This score gave Rai a final ranking of 43rd. Rai was a member of the 11th-place Indian men's archery team at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Tarundeep was a member of the Indian men's recurve team at the 2012 London Olympics. Tarundeep was placed 31st in the men's individual ranking and the Indian men's team was placed 12th in the team ranking.

Tarundeep was a part of the Indian archery team that finished 4th at the 2003 World Championship in New York City. His team won the silver medal at the 2005 World Championship in Spain, he became the first Indian to make it to the semifinal round of the World Archery Championship in 2005, where he narrowly lost to Won Jong Choi of South Korea by 106-112 for the bronze medal play-off. Tarundeep Rai is married to Anjana Bhattarai; the couple has one son. Tarundeep is a recipient of the Arjuna Award for his achievements in archery. In 2020, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India. Silver Medalist, Recurve Men’s Team, Archery World Cup, Turkey, 2012 Silver Medalist, Recurve Men's Team, Archery World Cup, Croatia, 2011 Silver Medalist, Recurve Men's Individual, Asian Games, Guangzhou, P. R. China, 2010 Gold Medalist, Recurve Men's Team, Archery World Cup, Shanghai, P. R. China, 2010 Silver Medalist, Recurve Men's Team, Archery World Cup, Croatia, 2010 Gold Medalist, Recurve Men's Team, 2nd Asian Grand Prix, Thailand, 2010 Gold Medalist, Recurve Men's Team, 5th Asian Grand Prix Tournament, Bangladesh, 2009 Gold Medalist, Recurve Men's Individual, 5th Asian Grand Prix Tournament, Bangladesh, 2009 Gold Medalist, Recurve Men's Team, 2nd Asian Grand Prix Tournament, Teheran, I.

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