Oxford Index Browse

You are looking at 1-19 of 19 items for:

Television x Society and Culture x clear all

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,...

Buxton, Nigel Edward (1924–2015), travel writer and broadcaster

Michael Leapman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday; Television. 1139 words.

Buxton, Nigel Edward (1924–2015), travel writer and broadcaster, was born on 29 May 1924 at Laureldene, Cowfold, Sussex, one of seven children—six boys and a girl—of Gordon Offord Buxton...

Coren, Alan (1938–2007), humorous writer

Libby Purves.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Literature; Humour; Television. 1427 words.

Coren, Alan (1938–2007), humorous writer, was born on 27 June 1938 at 2 Queensdown Road, Hackney, London, the son of Samuel Coren, builder and plumber, and his wife, Martha, née Coren,...

Davis, Ian Gordon McNaught- (1929–2014), mountaineer, businessman, and broadcaster

Paul Gilchrist.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Mathematics. 1367 words.

Davis, Ian Gordon McNaught- (1929–2014), mountaineer, businessman, and broadcaster, was born on 30 August 1929 at Noordschote, Third Avenue, Newton Hill, Wakefield, Yorkshire, the son...

Gifford, Frank

Bruce J. Evensen.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1265 words.

Gifford, Frank (16 Aug. 1930–9 Aug. 2015), professional football player and broadcaster, was born Frank Newton Gifford in Santa Monica, California, the youngest of three children of...

Grange, Red

John M. Carroll.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1797 words.

Grange, Red (13 June 1903–28 January 1991), football player, coach, and broadcaster, was born Harold Edward Grange in Forksville, Pennsylvania, the son of Lyle Grange, a lumber camp...

Harmon, Tom

Douglas A. Noverr.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Television. 1050 words.

Harmon, Tom (28 September 1919–15 March 1990), football player and sportscaster, was born Thomas Dudley Harmon in Rensselaer, Indiana, the son of Louis A. Harmon, a steel mill policeman,...

Hughes, Emlyn Walter (1947–2004), footballer and television sports personality

John Williams.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Television. 1548 words.

Hughes, Emlyn Walter (1947–2004), footballer and television sports personality, was born on 28 August 1947 in Risedale Maternity Hospital, Barrow in Furness. He was the second of three...

Jenkins, Christopher Dennis Alexander Martin- (1945–2013), cricket commentator

Jonathan Agnew.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1642 words.

Jenkins, Christopher Dennis Alexander Martin- (1945–2013), cricket commentator, was born on 20 January 1945 at 5 Geneva Street, Peterborough (his maternal grandmother's home), the second of...

Kiner, Ralph

John R. M. Wilson.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Television. 1106 words.

Kiner, Ralph (27 Oct. 1922–6 Feb. 2014), baseball player and broadcaster, was born Ralph McPherran Kiner in Santa Rita, New Mexico, the son of Ralph Maclin Kiner, a baker, and Beatrice...

Longhurst, Henry Carpenter (1909–1978), golf journalist and television broadcaster

E. W. Swanton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1065 words.

Longhurst, Henry Carpenter (1909–1978), golf journalist and television broadcaster, was born on 18 March 1909 at Bromham, Bedfordshire, the only child of (William) Henry Longhurst, the...

Maskell, Daniel [Dan] (1908–1992), tennis player and broadcaster

Jonathan Martin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1331 words.

Maskell, Daniel [Dan] (1908–1992), tennis player and broadcaster, was born on 11 April 1908 at 15 Everington Street, Fulham, London, the fourth and youngest son and seventh of eight...

McLaren, William Pollock [Bill] (1923–2010), rugby union commentator and teacher

Huw Richards.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1249 words.

McLaren, William Pollock [Bill] (1923–2010), rugby union commentator and teacher, was born at 54 Weensland Road, Hawick, Roxburghshire, on 16 October 1923, the second of the three children...

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...

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),...

Snyder, Jimmy "the Greek"

Stacey Hamilton.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Journalism; Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1602 words.

Snyder, Jimmy "the Greek" (09 September 1919?–21 April 1996), gambler, newspaper columnist, and television sports broadcaster, was born Demetrios Georgios Synodinos in Steubenville, Ohio,...

Trueman, Frederick Sewards [Fred] (1931–2006), cricketer and broadcaster

John Morgan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Television. 3522 words.

Trueman, Frederick Sewards [Fred] (1931–2006), cricketer and broadcaster, was born on 6 February 1931 at 5 Scotch Springs, Stainton, near Maltby, Yorkshire, the fourth of eight children...

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...