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Black, Cilla [real name Priscilla White] (1943–2015), singer and television presenter

Johnny Rogan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Voice. 2469 words.

Black, Cilla [real name Priscilla White] (1943–2015), singer and television presenter, was born on 27 May 1943 at 380 Scotland Road, Liverpool, the daughter of John Patrick White...

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...

Driver, Betty Mary (1920–2011), singer and actress

Stephen Bourne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice; Television. 1064 words.

Driver, Betty Mary (1920–2011), singer and actress, was born on 20 May 1920 at the nursing home at 11 Prebend Street, Leicester, the elder daughter of Frederick Andrew Driver (1895–1970),...

Faith, Adam (1940–2003), singer and actor

Spencer Leigh.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice; Television. 2107 words.

Faith, Adam (1940–2003), singer and actor, was born Terence Nelhams Wright on 23 June 1940 at 4 Churchfield Road East, Acton, London, the third of five children of Alfred Richard (Alf)...

Jones, David Thomas [Davy] (1945–2012), singer and actor

Johnny Rogan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Voice; Television. 1032 words.

Jones, David Thomas [Davy] (1945–2012), singer and actor, was born on 30 December 1945 at St Mary's Hospital, Manchester, the son of Thomas Harry Jones (d. 1968), a locomotive fitter, and...

O'Shea [married name Rollo], Teresa Mary [Tessie] (1913–1995), singer and actress

Frances Gray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice; Film; Television. 936 words.

O'Shea [married name Rollo], Teresa Mary [Tessie] (1913–1995), singer and actress, was born on 13 March 1913 at 61 Plantagenet Street, Cardiff, the daughter of James Peter O'Shea, a...

Secombe, Sir Harry Donald (1921–2001), entertainer

Dennis Barker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio; Voice; Film; Television. 3189 words.

Secombe, Sir Harry Donald (1921–2001), entertainer, was born in Swansea on 8 September 1921, the younger son and third of four children of Frederick Ernest Secombe, a commercial traveller...

Shepley [née Humphrey], Ida (1908–1975), actress and singer

Stephen Bourne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice; Film; Television. 963 words.

Shepley [née Humphrey], Ida (1908–1975), actress and singer, was born Ida Mary Humphrey on 9 December 1908 at 22 West Street, Monks Coppenhall, Nantwich, Cheshire, the daughter of Clement...

Thackray, John Philip [Jake] (1938–2002), singer and songwriter

Robb Johnson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Voice; Television. 1072 words.

Thackray, John Philip [Jake] (1938–2002), singer and songwriter, was born on 27 February 1938 at the maternity hospital, Leeds, Yorkshire, the son of Ernest Thackray, police constable, and...

Williams, Andy

Bruce J. Evensen.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Voice. 1317 words.

Williams, Andy (3 Dec. 1927–25 Sept. 2012), pop singer and television star, was born Howard Andrew Williams, the fourth of five sons and a daughter, born to Jay Emerson Williams, a railway...