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Adams, Don

Richard H. Gentile.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Television. 2142 words.

Adams, Don (13 April 1923–25 September 2005), comedian and actor, was born Donald James Yarmy in New York City, the second of the three children of William Yarmy, a restaurant manager, and...

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Adams, (Wilfred) Robert

Stephen Bourne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Film; Television. 980 words.

Adams, (Wilfred) Robert (c. 1900–1965), actor, was born in Georgetown, British Guiana, the son of Robert Adams, boat builder. He was educated at St Stephen's Scots School, later St Joseph's...

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Anderson, Rona Arbuthnot

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Film; Television. 4 words.

See Jackson, Gordon Cameron

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Ashcroft, Dame Edith Margaret Emily [Peggy]

Michael Billington.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Film; Television. 3385 words.

Ashcroft, Dame Edith Margaret Emily [Peggy] (1907–1991), actress, was born on 22 December 1907 in Croydon, Surrey, the second of two children of William Worsley Ashcroft (1878–1918), a land...

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Baddeley, (Madeleine) Angela

Maggie B. Gale.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Television. 960 words.

Baddeley, (Madeleine) Angela (1904–1976), actress, was born on 4 July 1904 at 64 Pretoria Road, West Ham, London, one of the four daughters of William Herman Clinton-Baddeley, journalist,...

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Baker [married name Pearson], Hylda

Eric Midwinter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Performing Arts; Film; Television. 891 words.

Baker [married name Pearson], Hylda (1905–1986), comedian, was born on 14 February 1905 at Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire, the eldest of the seven children (three boys, four girls) of Harold...

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Barker, Ronald William George [Ronnie]

Edward Leeson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Television; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 2215 words.

Barker, Ronald William George [Ronnie] (1929–2005), actor and comedian, was born on 25 September 1929 at 70 Garfield Street, Bedford, the only son and second of the three children of...

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Bass, Alfred [Alfie] [formerly Abraham Basalinsky]

Robert Sharp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Film; Television. 911 words.

Bass, Alfred [Alfie] [formerly Abraham Basalinsky] (1916–1987), actor, was born on 10 April 1916 at 7 Gibraltar Walk, Bethnal Green, London, the youngest among the ten children of Jacob...

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Beaton, Norman Lugard

Stephen Bourne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Film; Television. 1008 words.

Beaton, Norman Lugard (1934–1994), actor, was born on 31 October 1934 in Georgetown, British Guiana, the son of William Solomon Beaton (d. 1983), civil servant, and his wife, Ada, née Macki...

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Bell, Thomas George [Tom]

Anthony Hayward.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Film; Television. 984 words.

Bell, Thomas George [Tom] (1933–2006), actor, was born at 33 Ramsey Road, Allerton, Liverpool, on 2 August 1933, one of seven children of James Guthrie Bell, a ship's carpenter in the...

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