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Bentine [formerly Bentin], Michael (1922–1996), comedian

David Nathan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio; Television. 1412 words.

Bentine [formerly Bentin], Michael (1922–1996), comedian, was born on 26 January 1922, in Watford, Hertfordshire, the second of two sons of Adan (later Adam) Bentin, aeronautical engineer,...

Brambell, (Henry) Wilfrid (1912–1985), actor

David Parkinson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Radio; Film; Television. 1118 words.

Brambell, (Henry) Wilfrid (1912–1985), actor, was born on 22 March 1912 at 6 Edenvale Road, Rathgar, co. Dublin, one of at least two sons of Henry Lytton Brambell, a cashier at the Guinness...

Briers, Richard David (1934–2013), actor

Jonathan Croall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Radio; Film; Television. 2425 words.

Briers, Richard David (1934–2013), actor, was born on 14 January 1934 at the Nelson Hospital in Merton, south London, the elder child (his sister, Jane, was born in 1939) of Joseph Benjamin...

Burke, Patricia Rosa Moore (1916–2003), actress

Frances Gray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Radio; Television. 1099 words.

Burke, Patricia Rosa Moore (1916–2003), actress, was born at via Castelmorone 5, Milan, Italy, on 23 March 1916, the daughter of an operatic tenor known as ‘the Lancashire Caruso’, Thomas...

Bussell, John Garrett (1909–1985)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; Performing Arts. 16 words.

See Hogarth, Ann [real name Margaret Ann Gildart Jackson; married name Margaret Ann Gildart Bussell]

Chapman, Graham (1941–1989), comedian and writer

Gillian Evans.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio; Film; Television. 1359 words.

Chapman, Graham (1941–1989), comedian and writer, was born on 8 January 1941 at the Stoneygate Nursing Home, Stoneygate, Leicester, the second son of Walter Chapman, policeman, and his...

Clitheroe, James Robinson [Jimmy] (1921–1973), comedian

Eric Midwinter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio; Television. 858 words.

Clitheroe, James Robinson [Jimmy] (1921–1973), comedian, was born on 24 December 1921 at 58 Wilkin Street, Clitheroe, Lancashire, the son of James Robert Clitheroe, cotton weaver, and Emma, null...

Denham, (William) Maurice (1909–2002), actor

Alex Jennings.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Radio; Film; Television. 1399 words.

Denham, (William) Maurice (1909–2002), actor, was born on 23 December 1909 at 29 Albemarle Road, Beckenham, Kent, the son of Norman Denham, dentist, and his wife, (Eleanor) Winifred, née Li...

Dove, Evelyn Mary (1902–1987), singer and actress

Stephen Bourne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Radio; Voice; Television. 889 words.

Dove, Evelyn Mary (1902–1987), singer and actress, was born on 11 January 1902 at the Lying-in Hospital, Endell Street, London, the daughter of Francis Dove (d. 1949), a barrister born in...

Drake, Charles Edward [Charlie] (1925–2006), actor and comedian

Andrew H. Spicer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Radio; Film; Television. 1284 words.

Drake, Charles Edward [Charlie] (1925–2006), actor and comedian, was born Charles Edward Springall on 19 June 1925 at 185 Westmoreland Road, Walworth, London, the second child in the family...

Emery, Richard Gilbert [Dick] (1915–1983), comedian

Barry Took.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio; Film; Television. 908 words.

Emery, Richard Gilbert [Dick] (1915–1983), comedian, was born on 19 February 1915 at University College Hospital in St Pancras, London, the only child of Laurence Cuthbert Emery, an actor,...

Everett, Kenny [real name Maurice James Christopher Cole] (1944–1995), broadcaster and comedian

Anthony Hayward.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio; Television. 1677 words.

Everett, Kenny [real name Maurice James Christopher Cole] (1944–1995), broadcaster and comedian, was born on 25 December 1944 at 14 Hereford Road, Seaforth, Liverpool, the son of Thomas...

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...

Fulton, Robert Kerr [Rikki] (1924–2004), actor and comedian

Paul Maloney.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Performing Arts; Radio; Film; Television. 1430 words.

Fulton, Robert Kerr [Rikki] (1924–2004), actor and comedian, was born on 15 April 1924 at 46 Appin Road, Dennistoun, Glasgow, the third and youngest son of John Fulton (d. 1966), hardware...

Grenfell [née Phipps], Joyce Irene (1910–1979), actress and broadcaster

Virginia Graham.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Radio; Television. 1444 words.

Grenfell [née Phipps], Joyce Irene (1910–1979), actress and broadcaster, was born in London on 10 February 1910, the elder child and only daughter of Paul Phipps (1880–1953), an architect...

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)...

Hancock, Anthony John [Tony] (1924–1968), comedian

Eric Midwinter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio; Television. 1473 words.

Hancock, Anthony John [Tony] (1924–1968), comedian, was born at Small Heath, Birmingham, on 12 May 1924, the second of the three sons of John Hancock, hotelier, and his wife, Lilian Thomas....

Henriques, Pauline Clothilde (1914–1998), actress and broadcaster

Stephen Bourne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Radio; Television. 884 words.

Henriques, Pauline Clothilde (1914–1998), actress and broadcaster, was born on 1 April 1914 in Half Way Tree, Kingston, Jamaica, one of the six children of Cyril Charles Henriques, an...

Hickson [married name Butler], Joan Bogle (1906–1998), actress

Alex Jennings.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Television; Radio; Film. 1177 words.

Hickson [married name Butler], Joan Bogle (1906–1998), actress, was born on 5 August 1906 at 26 Cranford Terrace, Northampton, the only child of Alfred Harold Squire Hickson (b. 1874), shoe...

Hill, Alfred Hawthorne [Benny] (1924–1992), comedian

Barry Took.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio; Film; Television. 1250 words.

Hill, Alfred Hawthorne [Benny] (1924–1992), comedian, was born in Southampton on 25 January 1924, the younger son and second of three children of Alfred Hill (d. 1971), a former circus...