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Max Bygraves, OBE (1922 - 2012)

Max Bygraves, OBE, was an English comedian, singer, actor and variety performer. He appeared on his own television shows, sometimes performing comedy sketches between songs. Shows he presented included...

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Miles Malleson (1888 - 1969)

Malleson was an English actor and dramatist, particularly known for his appearances in British comedy films of the 1930s to 1960s. Towards the end of his career he also appeared in cameo roles in sever...

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Dominic Alexander de Lerisson Cazenove (1975 - d.)

Dominic Cazenove was born in London, England. He went to Eton College and then to the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, where he studied zoology, but more importantly - discovered his love of acting. ...

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Jordan Frieda MP

Jordan Frieda is a British actor who is the son of Scottish singer Lulu and celebrity hair stylist John Frieda. He was born on 17 June 1977 and was educated at Eton College (and briefly at The King's S...

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Zoe Gabrielle Tapper MP

Zoe Tapper is an English actress who first came to prominence playing Nell Gwynne in Richard Eyre's award-winning film Stage Beauty in 2004. She is known for portraying Anya Raczynski in Survivors and ...

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Oliver Dimsdale MP

Dimsdale is an English actor, known for portraying Louis Trevelyan in the BBC TV serial He Knew He Was Right.

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Thomas William Hiddleston MP

Tom Hiddleston is an English film, television, radio, and stage actor. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), and he rose to prominence through a number of TV roles and more recently m...

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Judy Campbell (1916 - 2004)

Judy Campbell (31 May 1916 - 6 June 2004) was an English light comedy actress and occasional playwright, Noël Coward's muse. Her daughter is the actor and singer Jane Birkin, her son the scree...

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Michael Bentine, CBE MP (1922 - 1996)

Michael Bentine, CBE, was a British comedian, comic actor and founding member of the Goons. He was Peruvian Briton as a result of his father's nationality. In 1971, Bentine received the Order of Merit ...

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Adrienne Corri MP

Scottish-born actress of Italian parentage. Adrienne Corri is likely to be remembered for one of her smaller parts, that of Mrs. Alexander, the wife of the writer Frank Alexander, in the 1971 Stanley K...

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Anna Massey (1937 - 2011)

Anna Massey, CBE, was an English actress.[3] She won a BAFTA Award for the role of Edith Hope in the 1986 TV adaptation of Anita Brookner’s novel Hotel du Lac in a role which one of her co-stars...

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Jeremy Brett (1933 - 1995)

ID: I470485 Name: Peter Jeremy William Huggins (aka) Jeremy BRETT Sex: M Birth: 3 NOV 1933 in Berkswell Grange, Warwickshire, England Death: 12 SEP 1995 in London, Greater London, England Note:...

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Simon Douglas Nigel Murray Woods MP

Simon Woods is an English actor best known for his role as Octavian in Season 2 of the British-American television series Rome and the 2005 Pride & Prejudice as Mr. Charles Bingley. He also recently st...

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Anthony Asquith (1902 - 1968)

Asquith was a leading English film director. He collaborated successfully with playwright Terence Rattigan on The Winslow Boy (1948) and The Browning Version (1951), among other adaptations. His other ...

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Mark Lascelles Telford Tomlinson MP

Mark Tomlinson is a professional polo player who plays for the England polo team, with a handicap of seven goals in Britain and six in Argentina.

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Luke George Tomlinson MP

Luke Tomlinson is a professional polo player and is currently captain of the England polo team, with a handicap of seven goals in Britain and eight in Argentina.

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Daphne Barnes (1903 - d.)

English Actress. Daphne Graham acted under the name Mary Sheridan. Officially the daughter of Sir Richard Graham, 4th Baronet and his wife Lady Mabel Duncombe, daughter of the 1st Earl of Feversham. Wi...

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Sir Cecil Beaton MP (1904 - 1980)

Sir Cecil Beaton, CBE, was an English fashion and portrait photographer, diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award-winning stage and costume designer for films and the theatre. He was na...

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James Lees-Milne (1908 - 1997)

Lees-Milne was an English writer and expert on country houses. He was an architectural historian, novelist, and a biographer. He is also remembered as a diarist.

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Bel Mooney MP

Bel Mooney is an English journalist and broadcaster.

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Josceline Rose Dimbleby MP

English cookery writer. Ex wife of broadcaster David Dimbleby.

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Jonathan Dimbleby MP

Jonathan is a British presenter of current affairs and political radio and television programmes, a political commentator and a writer. He is the son of Richard Dimbleby and younger brother of British ...

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Frederick Richard Dimbleby MP (1913 - 1965)

Richard Dimbleby, CBE, was an English journalist and broadcaster, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest figures in British broadcasting history. " Richard Dimbleby ", Westminster Abbey

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Alan Lake (1940 - 1984)

English actor. 3rd husband of Diana Dors.

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Diana Dors MP (1931 - 1984)

DIANA DORS: The goddess of sex...and sense "I'D LOVE to see you but I'm feeling a little bit tired at the moment, I have to pace myself", were the last words Diana Dors ever spoke to me. "Ring me n...

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Alex Munro (1911 - 1986)

Alex Munro, as he was known professionally, joined his brother Archie and sister June in an acrobatic act called The Star Trio. They later changed their name to The Horsburgh Brothers and Agnes and bec...

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Janet Munro (1934 - 1972)

The Times, December 7, 1972> MISS JANET MUNRO Miss Janet Munro, the film and television actress, has died at the age of 37. She was born in Scotland and had a brief career in the theatre before e...

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Sandy Denny (1947 - 1978)

SANDY DENNY, who has died in a London hospital aged 31, was one of the most individual and compelling British songwriters and singers of the last 10 years. She was in a coma for four days at Atkinson...

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Hilaire Belloc MP (1870 - 1953)

HILAIRE BELLOC MASTER OF ENGLISH A great master of the English language has died at a ripe old age. Through half a century of continuous and enormous creative energy, in poems, essays, biographies,...

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Lilian Stiles-Allen (b. - 1982)

Mrs Lilian Stiles-Allen, a professional singer and teacher whose pupils included the star Julie Andrews, died on July 15 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. She was aged 91. During her career as a dramatic sopra...

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Alfie Bass (1916 - 1987)

ALFIE BASS: Comedy and pathos on stage and television Alfie Bass, actor, who died yesterday at the age of 66, used his irrepressible Cockney Jewish talent to establish a range of stage and televisi...

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Rosamund John (1913 - 1998)

A leading British stage and screen actress Rosamund John is remembered with affection for her roles in film classics such as The Way to the Stars, Green For Danger and The Tawny Pipit. Born in 1913 s...

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John Laurie (1897 - 1980)

Mr John Laurie, the distinguished Scottish actor, died on June 23 at the age of 83. While a large number of people will remember him as Private Fraser the wild-eyed Scots undertaker, one of the stalw...

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Nigel Dempster (1941 - 2007)

Dempster was a British journalist, author, broadcaster and diarist. Best known for his celebrity gossip columns in newspapers, his work appeared in the Daily Express and Daily Mail and also in Private ...

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Claudia Anne Winkleman MP

Claudia Winkleman is an English television presenter, film critic, radio personality and journalist.

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Sir Nicholas Lloyd MP

Lloyd is a former British newspaper editor and broadcaster.

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Eve Pollard, OBE MP

English author, journalist and a former editor of several tabloid newspapers. Evelyn "Eve" Pollard, Lady Lloyd, OBE (born 25 December 1945, London[1]) is an English author, journalist and a former ed...

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Kit Harington MP

Harington is an English film, television, and theatre actor. Harington first came to public notice when he starred as Albert in the original West End (London) production of War Horse. He currently play...

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Sir Bronson Albery (1881 - 1971)

SIR BRONSON ALBERY An outstanding theatre manager Sir Bronson James Albery, who was for many years either a managing director or chairman of the company controlling the Criterion, Wyndham's and the N...

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Jasmine Bligh (1913 - 1991)

Jasmine Bligh, British television's first woman announcer, died on July 21 aged 78. She was born on May 21, 1913. JASMINE BLIGH was the first woman announcer when the BBC opened its regular televisio...

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Maxine Hecht (1923 - 1992)

Maxine Audley, actress, died on July 23 aged 69. She was born in London on April 29, 1923. MAXINE Audley was a classical actress in the grand manner whose career peaked at Stratford and the Old Vic i...

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James Neville Mason (1909 - 1984)

Mr James Mason Versatile cinema talent Mr James Mason, who died yesterday in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the age of 75, was a highly intelligent and creative cinema performer who appeared in more tha...

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Paul Madeley MP

Madeley was a footballer during Leeds United's glory era of the 1960s and 1970s and the last high-profile 'utility' player. Madeley was a 'player without portfolio' in that he didn't have a specialist ...

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Elsie Waters (1893 - 1990)

Gert and Daisy were the two characters of a British female comedy act who are particularly remembered for their contribution to film and radio entertainment during World War II. They were stalwarts of ...

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Doris Ethel Waters (1904 - 1978)

Gert and Daisy were the two characters of a British female comedy act who are particularly remembered for their contribution to film and radio entertainment during World War II. They were stalwarts of ...

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Jack Warner (1895 - 1981)

Jack Warner, OBE, was an English film and television actor. He is closely associated with the role of PC George Dixon, which he played until the age of eighty. His sisters Elsie and Doris Waters were w...

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Lady Natasha Rose Eleanor Rufus Isaacs MP

Lady Natasha Rufus Isaacs (born 24 April 1983) is an English aristocrat, socialite and founder of Beulah London. She is a close friend of Prince William.

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Violet Helen Carson (1898 - 1983)

Violet Carson, OBE, was an English actress, best known for playing Ena Sharples, one of the original characters in the British soap opera Coronation Street.

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Betty M. Driver (1920 - 2011)

Betty Driver, MBE, was an English singer, actress and author, best known for her role as Betty Williams on the British soap opera, Coronation Street, appearing in more than 2,800 episodes.[5] She also ...

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Ella Retford (1886 - 1962)

Miss Ella Retford, a veteran of variety who was a star in the early days of the century when the old time music-hall was in the heyday of its existence, died in a London hospital yesterday at the age o...

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Barbara Comyns Carr (1907 - 1992)

. FOR sheer zaniness and unpredictability which, nevertheless, held a positive appeal, the quaint novels of Barbara Comyns, were among the best in a uniquely feminine field. Her most successf...

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Jason Statham MP

Statham is an English actor and former diver, known for his roles in the Guy Ritchie crime films Revolver, Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Statham appeared in supporting roles in severa...

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Malcolm McDowell MP

United States

Actor Malcolm McDowell is known for the controversial films If...., O Lucky Man!, A Clockwork Orange, and Caligula. Since then, his versatility as an actor has led to varied roles in films and televisi...

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Michael York MP

Michael York was born in Fulmer, England, 27 March 1942. He performed on stage with the National Youth Theatre in London's East End and on international tour. Other early acting experience came through...

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Brian Aherne (1904 - 1986)

British stage and screen actor Brian Aherne found success in Hollywood by establishing himself as a gentlemanly Britisher who was willing to defend his honor (or someone else's) with his fists if needs...

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Miriam Margoyles MP

Margoyles is an English actress and voice artist. Her earliest roles were in theatre and after several supporting roles in film and television she won a BAFTA Award for her role in The Age of Innocence...

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Michael Leonard Williams (1935 - 2001)

Michael Williams made his first film appearance in 1962, and he subsequently appeared frequently on television (notably in Elizabeth R), and in British films such as Educating Rita (1983) and (along wi...

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Abigail Thaw MP

English actress.

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John Edward Thaw (1942 - 2002)

Thaw was an English actor, who appeared in a range of television, stage and cinema roles, his most popular being police and legal dramas such as Redcap, The Sweeney, Inspector Morse and Kavanagh QC. He...

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Sheila Hancock MP

English actress and author. Appointed OBE in 1974.

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Sophie Ward (1964 - d.)

One of Ward's early film roles was in the film Young Sherlock Holmes. Other early films included Return to Oz, Little Dorrit and A Summer Story, and she also portrayed the unattainable love object in t...

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Simon Ward (1941 - 2012)

Simon Ward was the actor best known for portraying Churchill in Richard Attenborough's 1972 film Young Winston. Born in Beckenham, Kent, in 1941, Ward made his first break into acting with a part in ...

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James Beck (1929 - 1973)

James Beck, the Cockney son of a tram driver, who made his reputation as Private Walker, the spiv of television's "Dad's Army", died yesterday. A busy television and radio actor - he will be seen in ...

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Sir Peter Lauderdale Daubeny, CBE (1921 - 1975)

SIR PETER DAUBENY A major theatre influence Sir Peter Daubeny, CBE, the founder, and for a decade, the Artistic Director of the World Theatre Season at the Aldwych, died yesterday at the age of 54....

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Eddie Calvert (1922 - 1978)

EDDIE CALVERT, the trumpeter, who has died in Johannesburg aged 56, sprang to fame in 1954 with his recording of "Oh Mein Papa". It sold more than a million copies, even though he was prevented by trad...

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Simon Elwes MP (1902 - 1975)

"Lt. Col. Simon Edmund Vincent Paul Elwes, better known as Simon Elwes, RP, RA, KM (29 June 1902 – 6 August 1975) was an unofficial British war artist and society portrait painter whose patrons ...

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Edward Arnold Chapman (1901 - 1977)

MR EDWARD CHAPMAN A character actor of stage and screen Mr Edward Chapman, the actor, died yesterday at the age of 75. Especially redoubtable in the kind of character parts exemplified by Jess Oakr...

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Harry Corbett, OBE (1918 - 1989)

Harry Corbett, creator of the glove puppet Sooty, whose antics delighted millions of children over thirty years, died on August 16 at the age of 71. Corbett was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, and worke...

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Douglas Byng (1893 - 1987)

MR DOUGLAS BYNG Mr Douglas Byng, who was, throughout the 1920s and 1930s, among the most triumphant of all cabaret stars and pantomime dames, died on August 24, at the age of 94. In his early days ...

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Helen Haye (1874 - 1957)

Actress Helen Haye dies, aged 83 MISS HELEN HAYE, the actress, died in a London nursing home last night. She was 83. She was believed to be Britain's oldest working actress. Recently she had appeared...

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Bill Fraser (1908 - 1987)

Bill Fraser, actor, who died on September 5, at the age of 79, had so vast a television public for his long-sustained performance of Sergeant Major Snudge ("Ave no fear, Snudge is 'ere") to the Bootsie...

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Edmund Gwenn (1877 - 1959)

Mr. Edmund Gwenn, the actor, who died at Hollywood on Sunday night at the age of 81, established himself as a character actor who was equally well known on both sides of the Atlantic and was as success...

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Gertrude Lawrence (1898 - 1952)

Miss Gertrude Lawrence, who died on Saturday in hospital in New York, was an actress of high vitality, and keen wit and undoubted style, for many years an ornament of the light comedy and musical comed...

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Elsie Carlisle (1896 - 1977)

Elsie Carlisle, who was a notable crooner of the 1930s, has died. Born in Manchester she was an established name by the time she was 16. She appeared in many Royal Command performances, among her song ...

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Rosemary Frankau MP

English actress.

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Pamela Sydney Frankau (1908 - 1967)

English novelist. First published in 1954, "A Wreath for the Enemy" is perhaps her best loved novel and is still in print on both sides of the Atlantic (McPherson & Virago). In the novel the events of ...

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Julia Frankau (1859 - 1916)

Successful English novelist under the name 'Frank Danby'

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Gilbert Frankau MP (1884 - 1952)

Frankau was a popular British novelist. He was known also for verse (he was a war poet of World War I) including a number of verse novels, and short stories. He was born in London into a Jewish family,...

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Renee Roberts (1908 - 1996)

Renee Roberts was an English actress who is best remembered for her portrayal of Miss Ursula Gatsby in Fawlty Towers between 1975 and 1979. She appeared throughout the entire run; and she reprised the ...

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Ronald Frankau (1894 - 1951)

Ronald Hugh Wyndham Frankau (22 February 1894 - 11 September 1951) was an English comedian who started in cabaret and made his way to radio and films. Contents 1 Family 2 Career 3 Books 3.1 Film...

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Rupert D'Oyly Carte (1876 - 1948)

The name of Mr. Rupert D'Oyly Carte, who died yesterday, at the Savoy Hotel, was a household word in circles far larger than those of the ordinary musical public because of his association with the Gil...

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Dame Madge Kendal, GBE (1848 - 1935)

DAME Madge Kendal, the veteran actress died on Saturday at the age of 86 at her home at Chorley Wood, Hertfordshire, after a long illness. The death of Dame Madge Kendal removes one of the few remain...

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Ethel Griffies (1878 - 1975)

Miss Ethel Griffies, the veteran actress who appeared in more than 100 films and scores of stage plays in a long career in Britain and the United States, has died in London. Sir John Gielgud writes: ...

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Edward Earl Gray (Monsewer Eddie Gray) (1898 - 1969)

'Monsewer' Eddie Gray was a stage comedian who performed in Music Halls. He was born on 10 June 1898 in Pimlico, London as Edward Earl Gray. He became a professional juggler, but by the time he was t...

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Leo Franklyn (1897 - 1975)

Leo Franklyn, the comedy actor, died yesterday at the age of 78, following a heart attack he suffered last week after a performance of the play "No Sex Please, We're British", in which he had been appe...

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Harold Bennett (1899 - 1981)

Archive obituary> HAROLD BENNETT Harold Bennett, who has died aged 82, was the television actor who played young Mr Grace in the television series "Are You Being Served?" He had left the stage duri...

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Henry Edward Kavanagh (1892 - 1958)

Mr. Henry Edward ("Ted") Kavanagh, whose scripts for the B.B.C. radio programme "Itma", in which Tommy Handley played the leading part, became remarkably popular during the Second World War, died after...

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Patrick J. Kavanagh MP

English poet, lecturer, actor and broadcaster.

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Dickie Henderson, OBE (1922 - 1985)

Dickie Henderson, the comedian, died yesterday. He was 62 and had been suffering from cancer. Henderson was born into a theatrical family. His father, Dick Henderson, was a rotund Yorkshire comedian ...

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Agnes Nicholls, CBE (1876 - 1959)

Lady Harty, C.B.E., known by her maiden name of Agnes Nicholls as a distinguished soprano, died yesterday at the age of 82. Although she never sought a continental reputation she had sung in America, a...

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Thomas Burke (1886 - 1945)

Mr. Thomas Burke, who died on Saturday after an operation, was a Londoner of the Londoners, and made his literary reputation by following the sound precept, "Write about what you know best." Yet the ...

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Walter Greenwood B. Midgley (1912 - 1980)

Walter Midgley, who appeared as a leading tenor with the Covent Garden company for some years after the last war, died on September 18 at his home in Banstead, Surrey, at the age of 66. He was born o...

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Maryetta Midgley MP

English soprano.

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Ida Lupino (1918 - 1995)

Ida Lupino was an English-born film actress and director, and a pioneer among women filmmakers. In her 48-year career, she appeared in 59 films and directed seven others, mostly in the United States, w...

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Stanley Lupino (1893 - 1942)

Lupino began his career as an acrobat and made his stage debut in 1913 and first became known as a music hall performer and played in pantomimes at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. In 1920 and 1921 he app...

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Lupino Lane (1892 - 1959)

Lupino Lane was an English actor and theatre manager, and a member of the famous Lupino family. Lane started out as a child performer, known as 'Little Nipper', and went on to appear in a wide range of...

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Barry Lupino (1882 - 1962)

Mr. Barry Lupino, who died on Tuesday in a Brighton hospital at the age of 78, was one of the best known of pantomime dames. He was a brother of Stanley Lupino and a cousin of Lupino Lane and Wallace L...

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John Henry Bonham, Jr. (1948 - 1980)

John Bonham, the drummer, who died on Thursday at the age of 32, had been a member of the rock group Led Zeppelin since its formation in 1968. Born on May 31, 1948, in Redditch, Worcestershire, Bonha...

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Gerard Hoffnung (1925 - 1959)

Mr. Gerard Hoffnung, 34-year-old artist, humorist, musician and broadcaster, died suddenly in hospital at Hampstead yesterday. He was 34. He was born in 1925, the son of Ludwig Hoffnung, educated at ...

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Hetty King (1883 - 1972)

Hetty King, one of the truly great artists of the music hall in its golden Edwardian era, has died at the age of 89. She belonged to the age of Harry Tate, Dan Leno, Albert Chevalier, George Robey, Har...

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