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Adams, Franklin P.

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Literature; Humour; Journalism. 1161 words.

Adams, Franklin P. (15 November 1881–23 March 1960), newspaper columnist, humorist, and radio personality, was born Franklin Pierce Adams in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Moses Adams, a...

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Bailey, Trevor Edward

Dilwyn Porter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1817 words.

Bailey, Trevor Edward (1923–2011), cricketer, broadcaster, and journalist, was born on 3 December 1923 at 11 Imperial Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, the younger son (there were no...

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Caray, Harry

Stacey Hamilton.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Radio. 1309 words.

Caray, Harry (14 March 1914?–18 February 1998), baseball broadcaster, was born Harry Christopher Carabina in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Christopher Carabina and Daisy Argint. Although...

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Cerf, Bennett Alfred

Joyce Duncan.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Literature; Humour; Publishing. 1208 words.

Cerf, Bennett Alfred (25 May 1898–27 August 1971), publisher and author, was born in New York City, the son of Gustave Cerf, a lithographer, and Frederika Wise, an heiress. Although...

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Coren, Alan

Libby Purves.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Literature; Humour; Television. 1427 words.

Coren, Alan (1938–2007), humorous writer, was born on 27 June 1938 at 2 Queensdown Road, Hackney, London, the son of Samuel Coren, builder and plumber, and his wife, Martha, née Coren,...

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Dean, Dizzy

Frank J. Olmsted.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Radio. 1146 words.

Dean, Dizzy (16 January 1910–17 July 1974), baseball player, coach, and broadcaster, was born Jay Hanna Dean in Lucas, Arkansas, the son of Albert Dean and Alma Nelson, both migrant...

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Gillies, Ian Malcolm

Stephen Follows.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts; Radio. 967 words.

Gillies, Ian Malcolm (1927–2002), question-setter and broadcaster, was born at Upper Heath, Hampstead, London, on 7 December 1927, the son of Duncan Neil Gillies, company accountant, and...

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Gravell, Raymond William Robert [Ray]

Huw Richards.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1434 words.

Gravell, Raymond William Robert [Ray] (1951–2007), rugby player, broadcaster, and actor, was born at 36 Station Road, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, on 12 September 1951, the first child of...

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Heilmann, Harry Edwin

Charles C. Alexander.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 727 words.

Heilmann, Harry Edwin (03 August 1894–09 July 1951), baseball player and announcer, was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Richard Heilmann, a German-immigrant ironworker, and...

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Hilton, John

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. 1390 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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