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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...

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...

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)...

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...

Howerd, Frankie [real name Francis Alick Howard] (1917–1992), comedian

Barry Took.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Performing Arts; Radio; Film; Television. 1270 words.

Howerd, Frankie [real name Francis Alick Howard] (1917–1992), comedian, was born in York on 6 March 1917, the elder son and eldest of three children of Francis Alfred William Howard,...

Jacques, Josephine Edwina [Hattie] (1922–1980), actress

Frances Gray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Radio; Film; Television. 1138 words.

Jacques, Josephine Edwina [Hattie] (1922–1980), actress, was born on 7 February 1922 at 125 High Street, Sandgate, Kent, the daughter of Robin Jacques (d. 1922), a lieutenant in the army...

Jewel, Jimmy [real name James Arthur Thomas Marsh] (1909–1995), comedian and actor

Dave Russell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Performing Arts; Radio; Film; Television. 1297 words.

Jewel, Jimmy [real name James Arthur Thomas Marsh] (1909–1995), comedian and actor, was born on 4 December 1909 at 52 Andover Street, Pittsmoor, Sheffield, the younger child of James...

Levis, Carroll Richard (1910–1968), talent spotter and broadcaster

David Evans.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; Theatre. 911 words.

Levis, Carroll Richard (1910–1968), talent spotter and broadcaster, was born on 15 March 1910 in Toronto, Canada, one of at least three children. Little is known of his family other than...

Logan, Jimmy [real name James Allan Short] (1928–2001), actor and comedian

Paul Maloney.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Performing Arts; Radio; Film; Television. 1395 words.

Logan, Jimmy [real name James Allan Short] (1928–2001), actor and comedian, was born at 3 Inglis Street, Dennistoun, Glasgow, on 4 April 1928, the middle of the five children of John...

Marsden, Betty (1919–1998), actress and comedian

Jonathan Cecil.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Performing Arts; Radio; Television. 1084 words.

Marsden, Betty (1919–1998), actress and comedian, was born on 24 February 1919 at 12 Southall Street, Walton, Liverpool, the daughter of John Marsden, a bombardier in the Royal Garrison...

Nimmo, Derek Robert (1930–1999), actor

Dennis Barker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Radio; Film; Television. 1184 words.

Nimmo, Derek Robert (1930–1999), actor, was born at 26 Springbourne Road, Liverpool, on 19 September 1930, the son of an insurance clerk, Henry Nimmo, and his wife, Marjorie Sudbury Hardy....

Pickles, Wilfred (1904–1978), actor and broadcaster

John A. Hargreaves.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Radio; Television. 1653 words.

Pickles, Wilfred (1904–1978), actor and broadcaster, was born on 13 October 1904 at 24 Conway Street, Halifax, the second of the four sons of Frederick Pickles (1880–1954), stonemason and...

Reid, Beryl Elizabeth (1919–1996), actress and comedian

Jonathan Cecil.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Performing Arts; Radio; Film; Television. 994 words.

Reid, Beryl Elizabeth (1919–1996), actress and comedian, was born on 17 June 1919 at 8 St Olave's, St Owen Street, Hereford, the only daughter, and one of two children, of Leonard Reid,...