Lauren Bacall has been an icon for over six decades and has made over 50 films. Together with Humphrey Bogart she became Hollywood's most celebrated couple on and off screen. She has various lifetime achievement awards, two Tony awards, two Golden Globes and an Oscar nomination. She has three children and lives in New York City with her beloved partner Sophie, her dog.
Tony Banks was a founding member of Genesis.
Paul Barber is an actor, best known for playing Denzil in 'Only Fools and Horses' and Horse in 'The Full Monty'. Other film roles include 'Porridge', 'The Long Good Friday', 'The 51st State and most recently 'Dead Man's Cards'.
Bob Barker is best known as the epitome of game show hosts, having recently retired after 50 years on television, and 35 years of hosting The Price Is Right - the longest running game show in TV history
Nina Bawden (1925-2012) was one of Britain's best-loved writers for both adults and children. Several of her children's books - Carrie's War, a Phoenix Award winner;The Peppermint Pig, which won the Guardian Fiction Award; and Keeping Henry - have become contemporary classics. She wrote over forty novels, slightly more than half of which are for adults, and she was shortlisted for the 1987 Man Booker Prize for Circles of Deceit. She received the prestigious S T Dupont Golden Pen Award for a lifetime's contribution to literature in 2004, and in 2010 The Birds on the Trees was shortlisted for the Lost Booker of 1970.
Martha Beck is a bestselling author. She has made numerous appearances on television and radio, including the television show OPRAH. She has carried out research at Harvard Business School, and through her company Life Design, Inc. she helps clients develop their careers and their lives.
Born in Grenada in 1979. In 1999 he joined the Prince of Wales' Royal Regiment. He has served in Kosovo, Northern Ireland and Iraq.
Ingrid Betancourt lived in France and New Zealand before returning to Colombia to campaign for the presidency, when she was kidnapped.
JIM BLACK joined the Scottish Sun as chief sports writer in 1975 and spent 24 years with that newspaper before becoming a freelance writer on football, boxing and golf. He has reported on several World Cup and European Championship finals tournaments.
Cherie Blair is a noted barrister and QC, specialising in human rights law. She is married to Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister, and lives with her family in London.
Kathryn Borel was born in Toronto, the daughter of a hotelier. She spent her early years living in hotels in Paris, Bermuda, Dallas and New Jersey before settling in Quebec City. In 2002 she moved back to Toronto where she still lives and she works at the Canadian Broadcasting Company, where she works as a food and drink writer and reviewer
Mark Bostridge (editor) co-wrote the biography of Vera Brittain and edited LETTERS FROM A LOST GENERATION
Gordon Bowker is the acclaimed author of a biography of Malcolm Lowry, (author of UNDER THE VOLCANO), entitled PURSUED BY FURIES and an excellent biography of George Orwell. He lives in Notting Hill, London.
Pattie Boyd, sexy, stylish, and still sparkling, lives in Sussex.
FRANK BRADY is the author of numerous biographies, including Bobby Fischer: Profile of a Prodigy, one of the bestselling chess books of all time. He is chairman of the Department of Mass Communication, Journalism, Television and Film at St. John's University, is the president of the Marshall Chess Club, and served as secretary of the United States Chess Federation from 2003 to 2005. He lives in New York.
Jo Brand is a stand-up comic with many TV and radio shows to her name. She is married with two children and lives in South London.
Richard Brooks specialized in military history and theory of war at Oxford. He is the author of a number of books, including The Long Arm of Empire: Naval Brigades from the Crimea to the Boxer Rebellion.
Harriet Brown is an award-winning journalist, author, poet and editor who contributes regularly to the New York Times Science section. Her blog FEED ME! covers food, eating disorders, and obesity. A regularly sought-after speaker, Brown has been a featured panelist at the National Eating Disorders Association annual conference.
Bliss Broyard is the author of My Father, Dancing, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the year. Her fiction and essays have been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize Anthology and The Art of the Essay.
Lily Burana has written for The New York Times Book Review, GQ, New York magazine and The Village Voice. She lives in Wyoming and New York State.