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Allen, William Ernest (Chesney) (1894–1982), comedian and singer

David Goldie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Voice; Film. 887 words.

Allen, William Ernest (Chesney) (1894–1982), comedian and singer, was born at 7 Hamballa Road, Battersea, London, on 5 April 1894, the son of Edwin Allen, a prosperous builder, and his...

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Arne, Richard (bap. 1719, d. in or after 1736), singer and actor

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice. 3 words.

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Ayliff, Mrs (fl. 1692–1696), singer and actress

Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice. 361 words.

Ayliff, Mrs (fl. 1692–1696), singer and actress, was a leading stage and concert soprano but her forename, age, and marital status are unknown. She appears to have made her début in the...

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Baddeley [née Snow], Sophia (1745?–1786), actress and singer

Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice. 1249 words.

Baddeley [née Snow], Sophia (1745?–1786), actress and singer, was born, according to her friend and biographer Elizabeth Steele, in the parish of St Margaret, Westminster, in 1745, the...

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Baker, Josephine

Patrick O’Connor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Voice. 1685 words.

Baker, Josephine (03 June 1906–12 April 1975), dancer, singer, and civil rights activist, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Eddie Carson, a musician, and Carrie Macdonald....

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Bannister, Charles (bap. 1741, d. 1804), actor and singer

Peter Holland.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice. 790 words.

Bannister, Charles (bap. 1741, d. 1804), actor and singer, was baptized at some time between May and October 1741 in Newland, Gloucestershire, the son of John Bannister and his wife,...

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Bannister [née Harper], Elizabeth (1757–1849), actress and singer

Susan Wollenberg.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice. 1085 words.

Bannister [née Harper], Elizabeth (1757–1849), actress and singer, was, according to the encomium in the Thespian Magazine (1793), the daughter of a Mrs Harpur, 'now a mantua-maker...

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Bard, Wilkie [real name William August Smith] (1874–1944), music-hall performer

Michael Pointon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Voice. 1078 words.

Bard, Wilkie [real name William August Smith] (1874–1944), music-hall performer, was born on 19 March 1874 at 19 Alderley Street, Hulme, Manchester, son of William Herbert Smith, a...

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Barnabee, Henry Clay

Jane W. Stedman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice; Theatre; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1396 words.

Barnabee, Henry Clay (14 November 1833–16 December 1917), singer and actor, was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the son of Willis Barnabee and Mary (maiden name unknown). His father was...

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Barrington, Rutland [real name George Rutland Barrington Fleet] (1853–1922), actor and singer

J. Parker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice. 872 words.

Barrington, Rutland [real name George Rutland Barrington Fleet] (1853–1922), actor and singer, was born at Penge, Surrey, on 15 January 1853. He was the fourth son of John George Fleet, a...

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