It seems that The Guardian has developed powers of resurrection.
In its birthdays section last Tuesday, it included writer and director Don Taylor, whose work includes directing such classics as Omen II.
Many society types almost feel aggrieved if they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t manage to appear in this most liberal of birthday sections.
But Taylor probably wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have been bothered either way as he died in 1998. And his birthday is in December.