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Barnes, Sir George Reginald

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Television; Radio. 1305 words.

Barnes, Sir George Reginald (1904–1960), radio and television director and college head, was born in Byfleet, Surrey, on 13 September 1904, the son of Sir Hugh Shakespear Barnes...

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Bono, Sonny

Stacey Hamilton.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online June 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Radio; Voice. 1374 words.

Bono, Sonny (16 February 1935–05 January 1998), entertainer, songwriter, and politician, was born Salvatore Phillip Bono in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Santo Bono, a truck driver, and...

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Clark, Alfred Corning

Peter Martland.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Radio; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 2372 words.

Clark, Alfred Corning (1873–1950), record and electrical goods manufacturer, was born in New York, USA, on 19 December 1873, the elder son of Walter Lowry Clark, a chocolate manufacturer,...

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Cleverdon, (Thomas) Douglas James

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Radio; Publishing. 950 words.

Cleverdon, (Thomas) Douglas James (1903–1987), bookseller and radio producer, was born on 17 January 1903 in Bristol (he retained all his life a faint trace of a Bristol accent), the elder...

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Crampsey, Robert Anthony [Bob]

Wray Vamplew.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Education. 1018 words.

Crampsey, Robert Anthony [Bob] (1930–2008), head teacher, writer, and broadcaster, was born on 8 July 1930 at 75 Clincart Road, Mount Florida, Glasgow (appropriately in the shadow of...

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Crane, Bob

Robert A. Armour.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Film; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1062 words.

Crane, Bob (13 July 1928–29 June 1978), actor, was born Bob Edward Crane in Waterbury, Connecticut, the son of Alfred T. Crane and Rosemary Senich. Following graduation from high school,...

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Dobbs

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Television; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Politics; UK Politics; Political Institutions; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 0 words.

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Duma, Dervish

Robert Elsie and Bejtullah D. Destani.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Business and Management; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 875 words.

Duma, Dervish (1908–1998), diplomatist and leader of the Albanian community in Britain, was born on 4 July 1908 in Borsh on the southern coast of Albania, then still part of the Ottoman...

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Durante, Jimmy

Stephen M. Archer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1153 words.

Durante, Jimmy (10 February 1893–29 January 1980), comedian, was born James Francis Durante on New York City’s East Side, the son of Barthelmeo Durante and Roséa Millino. His French-Italian...

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Eisler, Gerhart

Jochen Cerný.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; US Politics; Journalism; Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions. 1328 words.

Eisler, Gerhart (20 February 1897–21 March 1968), Communist journalist and politician, was born in Leipzig, Germany, the son of Rudolf Eisler, a philosopher, and Marie Ida Fischer. Eisler...

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