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Amory, Cleveland

Ann T. Keene.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online June 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Natural world, Country Life, and Pets; Society and Culture; Television. 1300 words.

Amory, Cleveland (02 September 1917–14 October 1998), writer and animal rights advocate, was born in Nahant, Massachusetts, the son of Robert Amory, a textile manufacturer, and his wife,...

Boyd, Julian Parks

Herbert E. Sloan.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Education; History. 1104 words.

Boyd, Julian Parks (03 November 1903–28 May 1980), documentary editor and historian, was born in Converse, South Carolina, the son of Robert J. Boyd, a railroad telegrapher, and Melona...

Brownrigg, Thomas Marcus (1902–1967), naval officer and television company executive

Barrie MacDonald.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Television. 1682 words.

Brownrigg, Thomas Marcus (1902–1967), naval officer and television company executive, was born on 8 July 1902 at Homeleigh, Shooters Hill, Plumstead, London, the son of Major, later...

Buxton, Aubrey Leland Oakes, Baron Buxton of Alsa (1918–2009), television executive and conservationist

Anthony Hayward.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 967 words.

Buxton, Aubrey Leland Oakes, Baron Buxton of Alsa (1918–2009), television executive and conservationist, was born at 153 Banbury Road, Oxford, on 15 July 1918, the younger son and third of...

Goody, Jade Cerisa Lorraine (1981–2009), television contestant and celebrity

Lawrence Goldman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Television. 2000 words.

Goody, Jade Cerisa Lorraine (1981–2009), television contestant and celebrity, was born on 5 June 1981 at King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, the daughter of Andrew Robert Goody...

Halliwell, (Robert James) Leslie (1929–1989), film buyer and encyclopaedist

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Television; Film. 944 words.

Halliwell, (Robert James) Leslie (1929–1989), film buyer and encyclopaedist, was born on 23 February 1929 in Bolton, Lancashire, the youngest child by thirteen years and only son in the...

Henderson, Oscar (1891–1969), naval officer and television company executive

Barrie MacDonald.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Television. 994 words.

Henderson, Oscar (1891–1969), naval officer and television company executive, was born on 7 October 1891 at Oakley House, Windsor Park, Belfast, the third son of Sir James Henderson...

Howard, George Anthony Geoffrey, Baron Howard of Henderskelfe (1920–1984), landowner and chairman of the BBC

Ian McIntyre.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; History; History of Agriculture; Agriculture and Farming. 1295 words.

Howard, George Anthony Geoffrey, Baron Howard of Henderskelfe (1920–1984), landowner and chairman of the BBC, was born on 22 May 1920 at 32 Chester Square, London, the second of three sons...

Jacob, Sir (Edward) Ian Claud (1899–1993), army officer and broadcasting executive

Leonard Miall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1737 words.

Jacob, Sir (Edward) Ian Claud (1899–1993), army officer and broadcasting executive, was born in Quetta, Baluchistan, India, on 27 September 1899, the second of two children of Field Marshal...

Kellogg, Louise Phelps

Jacqueline Goggin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Education; History. 954 words.

Kellogg, Louise Phelps (12 May 1862–11 July 1942), historian and documentary editor, was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of Amherst Willoughby Kellogg and Mary Isabella Phelps....

Knight, Lucian Lamar

Charles A. Risher.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; History. 1027 words.

Knight, Lucian Lamar (09 February 1868–19 November 1933), editor, archivist, and historian, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Confederate general George Walton Knight, a lawyer and...

Magnusson, Magnus (1929–2007), Icelandic scholar, broadcaster, and environmentalist

Roger Crofts.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Education. 2362 words.

Magnusson, Magnus (1929–2007), Icelandic scholar, broadcaster, and environmentalist, was born on 12 October 1929 in Reykjavik, Iceland, the son of Sigursteinn Magnússon (1899–1982),...

Rayner [née Berkovitch], Claire Berenice (1931–2010), writer, broadcaster, and social campaigner

Jane Reed.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Labour and Demographic Economics; Journalism; Literature. 2686 words.

Rayner [née Berkovitch], Claire Berenice (1931–2010), writer, broadcaster, and social campaigner, was born at 24 Underwood Street, Stepney, London, on 22 January 1931, the eldest daughter...

Robb, Eustace Frederick (1899–1985), television producer and landowner

Robin Denniston.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; History; History of Agriculture; Agriculture and Farming. 760 words.

Robb, Eustace Frederick (1899–1985), television producer and landowner, was born on 28 February 1899 at 10 Onslow Square, London, the only son of Major-General Sir Frederick Spencer Robb...

Silvey, Robert John Everett (1905–1981), developer of broadcasting audience research

B. P. Emmett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Television; Sociology; Education; Radio. 948 words.

Silvey, Robert John Everett (1905–1981), developer of broadcasting audience research, was born on 19 June 1905 at 38 Hammelton Road, Bromley, Kent, the son of Robert Silvey (1865–1915),...

Sparks, Jared

Richard J. Cox.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Publishing; Television; Education; History; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1360 words.

Sparks, Jared (10 May 1789–14 March 1866), historian, editor, and clergyman, was born in Willington, Connecticut, the son of Eleanor Orcutt, who nine months later married Joseph Sparks, a...

Thwaites, Reuben Gold

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Publishing; Television; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; History. 1158 words.

Thwaites, Reuben Gold (15 May 1853–22 October 1913), historian, editor, and librarian, was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, the son of William George Thwaites and Sarah Bibbs, farmers....

Townshend, George John Patrick Dominic, seventh Marquess Townshend (1916–2010), landowner and broadcasting executive

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; History; History of Agriculture. 1302 words.

Townshend, George John Patrick Dominic, seventh Marquess Townshend (1916–2010), landowner and broadcasting executive, was born on 13 May 1916 at 78 Avenue Road, Regent's Park, London, the...

Villanueva, Danny D.

Jorge Moraga.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online August 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Television. 1467 words.

Villanueva, Danny D. (5 Nov. 1937–18 June 2015), professional athlete, sports broadcaster, media entrepreneur, and philanthropist, was born Daniel Dario Villanueva in Tucumcari, New Mexico,...

Whicker, (Donald) Alan (1921–2013), journalist and broadcaster

Jeff Evans.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Journalism; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday; World History. 1268 words.

Whicker, (Donald) Alan (1921–2013), journalist and broadcaster, was born on 2 August 1921 in Cairo, the only son of Henry Charles Whicker (1880–1923), an officer in the Denbighshire hussars...