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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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Culshaw, John Royds

Peter Martland.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1179 words.

Culshaw, John Royds (1924–1980), record producer and television executive, was born on 28 May 1924 at 47 Lethbridge Road, Southport, Lancashire, one of at least two children of Percy Ellis...

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Dove, Evelyn Mary

Stephen Bourne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Radio; Voice; Television. 889 words.

Dove, Evelyn Mary (1902–1987), singer and actress, was born on 11 January 1902 at the Lying-in Hospital, Endell Street, London, the daughter of Francis Dove (d. 1949), a barrister born in...

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Driver, Betty Mary

Stephen Bourne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice; Television. 1064 words.

Driver, Betty Mary (1920–2011), singer and actress, was born on 20 May 1920 at the nursing home at 11 Prebend Street, Leicester, the elder daughter of Frederick Andrew Driver (1895–1970),...

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Drummond, Sir John Richard Gray

Humphrey Burton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 2743 words.

Drummond, Sir John Richard Gray (1934–2006), television producer, broadcaster, and music administrator, was born on 25 November 1934 at 64 Holland Park, London, the only child of Archibald...

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Faith, Adam

Spencer Leigh.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice; Television. 2090 words.

Faith, Adam (1940–2003), singer and actor, was born Terence Nelhams Wright on 23 June 1940 at 4 Churchfield Road East, Acton, London, the third of five children of Alfred Richard (Alf)...

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Fletcher, Cyril Trevellian

Michael Pointon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Television. 1462 words.

Fletcher, Cyril Trevellian (1913–2005), comedian and impresario, was born on 25 June 1913 at Dunoon, Hagden Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire, the only son and younger child of George Trevellian...

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Heath, (Seifield) Gordon

Stephen Bourne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music; Television. 809 words.

Heath, (Seifield) Gordon (1918–1991), actor and folk-singer, was born on 20 September 1918 in New York city, the son of Cyril Gordon Heath, originally from Barbados, and his wife, Hattie, n...

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Jones, David Thomas [Davy]

Johnny Rogan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Voice; Television. 1032 words.

Jones, David Thomas [Davy] (1945–2012), singer and actor, was born on 30 December 1945 at St Mary's Hospital, Manchester, the son of Thomas Harry Jones (d. 1968), a locomotive fitter, and...

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