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Edric Connor

(1913—1968) actor and singer


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(1913–1968). Trinidadian actor and singer who settled in Britain in 1944. Two weeks after his arrival he made his debut on BBC radio in Calling the West Indies. Connor's appealing voice and charming personality endeared him to the British public, and he became a major television and radio personality. Connor saw himself as an ambassador for Trinidad and promoted Caribbean folk music and dance wherever he could. He married Pearl Nunez (also from Trinidad) in London in 1948.

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From The Oxford Companion to Black British History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: British History.


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