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Adams, (Wilfred) Robert (c. 1900–1965), actor

Stephen Bourne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Film; Television. 980 words.

Adams, (Wilfred) Robert (c. 1900–1965), actor, was born in Georgetown, British Guiana, the son of Robert Adams, boat builder. He was educated at St Stephen's Scots School, later St Joseph's...

Anderson, Rona Arbuthnot (1925–2013), actress

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Film; Television. 4 words.

See Jackson, Gordon Cameron

Ashcroft, Dame Edith Margaret Emily [Peggy] (1907–1991), actress

Michael Billington.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Film; Television. 3418 words.

Ashcroft, Dame Edith Margaret Emily [Peggy] (1907–1991), actress, was born on 22 December 1907 in Croydon, Surrey, the second of two children of William Worsley Ashcroft (1878–1918), a land...

Baddeley, (Madeleine) Angela (1904–1976), actress

Maggie B. Gale.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Television. 960 words.

Baddeley, (Madeleine) Angela (1904–1976), actress, was born on 4 July 1904 at 64 Pretoria Road, West Ham, London, one of the four daughters of William Herman Clinton-Baddeley, journalist,...

Baker [married name Pearson], Hylda (1905–1986), comedian

Eric Midwinter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Performing Arts; Film; Television. 891 words.

Baker [married name Pearson], Hylda (1905–1986), comedian, was born on 14 February 1905 at Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire, the eldest of the seven children (three boys, four girls) of Harold...

Bass, Alfred [Alfie] [formerly Abraham Basalinsky] (1916–1987), actor

Robert Sharp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

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

Bass, Alfred [Alfie] [formerly Abraham Basalinsky] (1916–1987), actor, was born on 10 April 1916 at 7 Gibraltar Walk, Bethnal Green, London, the youngest among the ten children of Jacob...

Beaton, Norman Lugard (1934–1994), actor

Stephen Bourne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Film; Television. 1008 words.

Beaton, Norman Lugard (1934–1994), actor, was born on 31 October 1934 in Georgetown, British Guiana, the son of William Solomon Beaton (d. 1983), civil servant, and his wife, Ada, née Macki...

Bell, Thomas George [Tom] (1933–2006), actor

Anthony Hayward.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Film; Television. 984 words.

Bell, Thomas George [Tom] (1933–2006), actor, was born at 33 Ramsey Road, Allerton, Liverpool, on 2 August 1933, one of seven children of James Guthrie Bell, a ship's carpenter in the...

Bond, Derek William Douglas (1920–2006), actor

Alan Burton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Film; Television. 1113 words.

Bond, Derek William Douglas (1920–2006), actor, was born on 26 January 1920 at 17 Sandyford Place, Glasgow, the youngest of three sons of Frank Herbert Bond, commercial traveller, and his...

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...

Browne, Coral Edith (1913–1991), actress

Sheridan Morley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Television. 1164 words.

Browne, Coral Edith (1913–1991), actress, was born Coral Edith Brown (she later added the ‘e’ to her surname for stage purposes) on 23 July 1913 in Melbourne, Australia, the only child of...

Bryan, Dora [née Dora May Broadbent; married name Lawton] (1923–2014), actress

Frances Gray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Theatre; Television. 1008 words.

Bryan, Dora [née Dora May Broadbent; married name Lawton] (1923–2014), actress, was born on 7 February 1923 in Mill Lane, Parbold, Lancashire, the second child and first daughter of...

Bryant, Michael Dennis (1928–2002), actor

Alex Jennings.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Television. 1221 words.

Bryant, Michael Dennis (1928–2002), actor, was born on 5 April 1928 at 22 Odessa Road, Harlesden, London, the son of William Frederick Bryant, civil engineer and later bookmaker, and his...

Burge, Stuart Masters Haig (1918–2002), director and actor

Peter Barnes.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Television. 1150 words.

Burge, Stuart Masters Haig (1918–2002), director and actor, was born on 15 January 1918 at 165 High Street, Brentwood, Essex, the third of four children of Henry Ormsby Burge, electrical...

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...

Calvert, Phyllis [real name Phyllis Hannah Bickle] (1915–2002), actress

Verena Wright.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Film; Television. 1525 words.

Calvert, Phyllis [real name Phyllis Hannah Bickle] (1915–2002), actress, was born on 18 February 1915 at 3 Wellington Street, Chelsea, London, the second of the two children (both...

Carmichael, Ian Gillett (1920–2010), actor

Alex Jennings.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Film; Television. 1321 words.

Carmichael, Ian Gillett (1920–2010), actor, was born on 18 June 1920 at 114 Sunny Bank, Myton, Hull, Yorkshire, the eldest of the three children (his sisters were identical twins) of Arthur...

CecilGascoyne, Jonathan Hugh (1939–2011), actor

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Film; Television. 12 words.

See Cecil, Lord (Edward Christian) David Gascoyne- [known as David Cecil]

Cherry, Helen Mary (1915–2001), actress

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Film; Television. 9 words.

See Howard, Trevor [real name Trevor Wallace Howard-Smith]