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Barksted [Backsted, Baxter], William (fl. 1607–1630), actor and poet

Giorgio Melchiori.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 1191 words.

Barksted [Backsted, Baxter], William (fl. 1607–1630), actor and poet, whose date and place of birth are unknown, was the author of two narrative poems which also provide our earliest...

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Collins, John [called Brush Collins] (1742–1808), actor and poet

Trevor R. Griffiths.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 984 words.

Collins, John [called Brush Collins] (1742–1808), actor and poet, was born in Bath and baptized at Bath Abbey on 24 September 1742, the son of William Collins, a tailor, and his wife,...

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Davenant [D'Avenant], Sir William (1606–1668), poet, playwright, and theatre manager

Mary Edmond.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 6638 words.

Davenant [D'Avenant], Sir William (1606–1668), poet, playwright, and theatre manager, was the second of four sons of John Davenant, vintner, and Jane, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth...

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Denby, Edwin Orr

Barbara L. Ciccarelli.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Dance; Theatre. 1317 words.

Denby, Edwin Orr (04 February 1903–12 July 1983), poet, dance critic, and actor, was born in Tientsin, China, the son of Charles Denby, II, an American diplomat, and Martha Orr. Denby lived...

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Jordan, Thomas (c. 1614–1685), actor, poet, and playwright

Lynn Hulse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 2031 words.

Jordan, Thomas (c. 1614–1685), actor, poet, and playwright, was born possibly in London or Eynsham, in Oxfordshire, where a branch of the Jordan family held lands. His parentage is unknown,...

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McGonagall, William (c. 1825–1902), poet and actor

William Donaldson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 977 words.

McGonagall, William (c. 1825–1902), poet and actor, was born in Edinburgh, the fifth child of Charles McGonagall, a migrant Irish cotton weaver, and his wife, Margaret Maxwell. The family...

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Menken, Adah Isaacs (1835?–1868), actress and poet

J. Gilliland.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 1564 words.

Menken, Adah Isaacs (1835?–1868), actress and poet, is thought to have been born on 15 June 1835 in New Orleans. At various times in her life she produced different versions of her...

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Nuttall, Jeffrey Addison [Jeff] (1933–2004), artist and author

John Calder.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Art. 1835 words.

Nuttall, Jeffrey Addison [Jeff] (1933–2004), artist and author, was born on 8 July 1933 at 8 York Street, Clitheroe, Lancashire, the son of Kenneth Nuttall, schoolteacher, and his wife,...

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Tennant, Pauline Laetitia, Lady Rumbold (1927–2008), actress and poet

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Film. 6 words.

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Tree, Iris [real name Iris Winifred Reine Daphne Beerbohm-Tree; married name Moffat, Ledebur] (1897–1968), poet and actress

Inga Fraser.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 1753 words.

Tree, Iris [real name Iris Winifred Reine Daphne Beerbohm-Tree; married name Moffat, Ledebur] (1897–1968), poet and actress, was born at 77 Sloane Street, Chelsea, London, on 27 January...

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