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Feldman, Martin Alan [Marty] (1934–1982), comedian and scriptwriter

Barry Took.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Television; Radio; Film; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 876 words.

Feldman, Martin Alan [Marty] (1934–1982), comedian and scriptwriter, was born on 8 July 1934 at University College Hospital, London, the elder of the two children of Myer Feldman, a gown...

Griffiths, Drew (1947–1984), playwright and theatre director

Mick Wallis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Radio; Theatre. 1293 words.

Griffiths, Drew (1947–1984), playwright and theatre director, was born on 17 January 1947 at 25 Caroline Street, Irlam, Urmston, Lancashire, the only child of Leonard Griffiths (1906–1973)...

Hanley, James (1901–1985), novelist and playwright

Meic Stephens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Radio; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1191 words.

Hanley, James (1901–1985), novelist and playwright, was born in Jervis Street, Dublin, on 3 September 1901, the son of Edward Hanley (d. 1937), a ship's stoker. The Hanleys had ten...

Milligan, Terence Alan [Spike] (1918–2002), comedian and author

Ned Sherrin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio; Film; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Television. 4732 words.

Milligan, Terence Alan [Spike] (1918–2002), comedian and author, was born on 16 April 1918 in Ahmednagar, near Bombay, India, the elder son of Leo Alphonso Milligan (1890–1969), soldier,...

Speight, John [Johnny] (1920–1998), comedy writer

Graham McCann.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 891 words.

Speight, John [Johnny] (1920–1998), comedy writer, was born on 2 June 1920 at 111 Dale Road, Canning Town, east London, the eldest of the three children (two sons and one daughter) of John...

Sykes, Eric (1923–2012), actor, comedian, and writer

Frances Gray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio; Film; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Television. 1001 words.

Sykes, Eric (1923–2012), actor, comedian, and writer, was born on 4 May 1923 at 238 Henshaw Street, Oldham, Lancashire, the second son of Vernon Sykes (1900–1975), a cotton mule spinner,...