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Clark, Alfred Corning

Peter Martland.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Radio; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 2372 words.

Clark, Alfred Corning (1873–1950), record and electrical goods manufacturer, was born in New York, USA, on 19 December 1873, the elder son of Walter Lowry Clark, a chocolate manufacturer,...

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Cole, Nat King

Ronald P. Dufour.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Voice; Keyboard. 1841 words.

Cole, Nat King (17 March 1919–15 February 1965), pianist and singer, was born Nathaniel Adams Coles in Montgomery, Alabama, the son of the Reverend Edward James Coles, Sr., and Perlina...

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Como, Perry

Salvatore Mondello.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Voice. 1226 words.

Como, Perry (18 May 1912–12 May 2001), singer of popular music and television entertainer, was born Pierino Roland Como in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Pietro Como, a mill hand, and...

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Connor, Edric Esclus

Stephen Bourne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Radio; Voice; Film. 1007 words.

Connor, Edric Esclus (1913–1968), actor and singer, was born on 2 August 1913 in the village of Mayaro, Trinidad, the son of Edwin Connor, shoemaker and small farmer. At sixteen he won a...

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Cooper, Joseph Elliott Needham

Stephen Follows.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; Keyboard. 1354 words.

Cooper, Joseph Elliott Needham (1912–2001), musician and broadcaster, was born on 7 October 1912, at Southdene, Southfield Road, Westbury-on-Trym, near Bristol, the youngest of the three...

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Cotton, William Edward [Billy]

Anthony Wills.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; Conducting. 905 words.

Cotton, William Edward [Billy] (1899–1969), bandleader and radio and television broadcaster, was born on 27 May 1899 at 31 New Tothill Street, Westminster, London, the youngest of the ten...

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Crosby, Bing

Shoshana Klebanoff.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Film; Voice. 1899 words.

Crosby, Bing (03 May 1903–14 October 1977), singer of popular music, was born Harry Lillis Crosby in Tacoma, Washington, the son of Harry Lowe Crosby, a plant accountant, and Catherine...

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Crosby, Bob

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Blues; Jazz; Conducting; Voice. 1134 words.

Crosby, Bob (25 August 1913–09 March 1993), jazz and popular bandleader and singer, and radio, film, and television personality, was born George Robert Crosby in Spokane, Washington, the...

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Crumit, Frank

James Ross Moore.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Voice. 918 words.

Crumit, Frank (18 May 1888–07 September 1943), entertainer, was born in Jackson, Ohio, the son of Frank Crumit, a banker, and Mary C. Poor Crumit. Educated locally and at Culver Military...

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Daniels, Bebe

James Ross Moore.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Film; Voice. 1110 words.

Daniels, Bebe (14 January 1901–16 March 1971), entertainer, was born Phyllis Bebe Daniels in Dallas, Texas, the daughter of Danny Daniels (Melville Daniel MacMeal), the actor-manager of a...

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