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Dearmer, Geoffrey (1893–1996), writer and radio broadcaster

Mark Bostridge.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Social and Cultural History; Literature. 1113 words.

Dearmer, Geoffrey (1893–1996), writer and radio broadcaster, was born on 21 March 1893 at 59 South Lambeth Road, London, the elder son of Percy Dearmer (1867–1936), Church of England...

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Furness, Betty

Donna L. Halper.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Social and Cultural History; Film. 1317 words.

Furness, Betty (03 January 1916–02 April 1994), actress, product spokesperson, and consumer advocate, was born Elizabeth Mary (Betty) Furness in New York City to George Choate Furness, an...

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Garry [née Campbell], Flora Macdonald (1900–2000), broadcaster and poet

Colin Milton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Radio; Social and Cultural History. 692 words.

Garry [née Campbell], Flora Macdonald (1900–2000), broadcaster and poet, was born on 30 September 1900 at Mains of Auchmunziel, New Deer, Aberdeenshire, the second of the four children of...

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Hilton, John (1880–1943), social scientist and broadcaster

Matthew Hilton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Radio; Sociology; Education; Economics. 1396 words.

Hilton, John (1880–1943), social scientist and broadcaster, was born at 14 Rumworth Street, Bolton, Lancashire, on 28 December 1880, the first son and the last of seven children of John...

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Magnusson, Magnus (1929–2007), Icelandic scholar, broadcaster, and environmentalist

Roger Crofts.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Education. 2362 words.

Magnusson, Magnus (1929–2007), Icelandic scholar, broadcaster, and environmentalist, was born on 12 October 1929 in Reykjavik, Iceland, the son of Sigursteinn Magnússon (1899–1982),...

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McCann, Alfred Watterson

Edward E. Adams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Radio; Journalism. 665 words.

McCann, Alfred Watterson (09 January 1879–19 January 1931), journalist, radio commentator, and crusader for pure food, was born in Pittsburgh, the son of Michael McCann, a printer and...

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Seldes, Gilbert Vivian

Michael Kammen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Radio; Organization and Management of Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Theatre. 1569 words.

Seldes, Gilbert Vivian (03 January 1893–29 September 1970), critic and writer, was born in Alliance, New Jersey, the son of George Sergei Seldes, a pharmacist, and Anna Saphro, who died...

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Silvey, Robert John Everett (1905–1981), developer of broadcasting audience research

B. P. Emmett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Television; Sociology; Education; Radio. 948 words.

Silvey, Robert John Everett (1905–1981), developer of broadcasting audience research, was born on 19 June 1905 at 38 Hammelton Road, Bromley, Kent, the son of Robert Silvey (1865–1915),...

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Thomas, Danny

Stephen G. Marshall.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Radio; Film. 1136 words.

Thomas, Danny (06 January 1912–06 February 1991), entertainer and philanthropist, was born Muzyad Yakhoob in Deerfield, Michigan, the son of Shaheed Yakhoob (later anglicized to Charles...

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