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Abbott, Rt Hon. Diane (Julie)

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Media Studies; Performing Arts; Politics. 124 words.

Born 27 Sept. 1953; d of late Reginald and Julia Abbott; m 1991, David Thompson (marr. diss. 1993); one s

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Abraham, Eric Antony

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Media Studies; Performing Arts. 203 words.

Born Cape Town, S Africa 3 March 1954; s of George Abraham; m 1st, 1978, Katarina Krausova (marr. diss. 2002); one s one d; 2nd, 2003, ...

Acklom, Captain Cecil Ryther

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 45 words.

CB 1914; CBE 1919

Born 31 May 1872; s of late Robert Evatt Acklom; died 12 June 1937

Ackroyd, Sir Timothy Robert Whyte

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Business Finance; Media Studies; Performing Arts. 272 words.

3rd Bt cr 1956, of Dewsbury, West Riding of Yorkshire

Born 7 Oct. 1958; er s of Sir John Robert Whyte...

Adams, Grizzly

Richard H. Dillon.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; World History. 913 words.

Adams, Grizzly (22 October 1812–25 October 1860), mountain man and wild animal tamer, was born John Adams in Medway, Massachusetts, the son of Eleazar Adams and Sybil Capen. Adams...

Adelaide

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Theatre.

Founded in 1836, the state capital of South Australia has always seen itself as the most ‘English’ and ‘cultured’ of Australia's cities, distinguished by a continuing commitment to theatre...

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Adonis

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Media Studies; Performing Arts; Politics. 217 words.

Born 22 Feb. 1963one s one d

PC 2009; Chairman, National Infrastructure Commission, 2015–17

Albert, Eddie

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online March 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Theatre. 1100 words.

Albert, Eddie (22 April 1906–26 May 2005), actor and environmental activist, was born Edward Albert Heimberger in Rock Island, Illinois, the son of Frank Daniel Heimberger, a realtor, and...

Alexander, Michael Charles

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Literature; Publishing; World History; Travel and Holiday. 216 words.

Born 20 Nov. 1920; s of late Rear-Adm. Charles Otway Alexander and Antonia Geermans; m 1963, Sarah Wignall (marr. diss.); one adopted d; died 19 Dec. 2004

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Allen, Benedict Colin

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Media Studies; Performing Arts. 195 words.

Born 1 March 1960; s of late Colin Allen and Virginia Stafford; m 2007, Lenka Flidrova; one s two d

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Alleyn, Edward (1566–1626), actor, theatre entrepreneur, and founder of Dulwich College

S. P. Cerasano.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 3472 words.

Alleyn, Edward (1566–1626), actor, theatre entrepreneur, and founder of Dulwich College, was born on 1 September 1566 in the London parish of St Botolph without Bishopsgate, 'near...

Alton of Liverpool

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Media Studies; Performing Arts; Politics. 474 words.

Born 15 March 1951; s of Frederick and Bridget Alton; m 1988, Dilys Elizabeth, yr d of Rev. Philip Bell; three s one d

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Amos

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Business Finance; Media Studies; Performing Arts; Politics. 277 words.

CH 2016

Born 13 March 1954; d of E. Michael Amos and Eunice Amos

PC 2003;...

Ampthill

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Media Studies; Performing Arts; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 230 words.

CBE 1986; PC 1995

Born 15 Oct. 1921; s of 3rd Baron Ampthill, CBE, and Christabel, Lady Ampthill (d 1976); m 1st, 1946...

Anderson-Cole, Ailsa Jane

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Media Studies; Performing Arts. 132 words.

LVO 2009

Born Pembury, Kent 20 April 1969; d of Roderick and Patricia McIntyre; m 2000, Rear Adm. Mark Anderson, CB...

Andrzej Wajda

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1927– )

Polish film director regarded as the most important influence on contemporary Polish cinema.

Born at Suwalki, the son of a cavalry officer who was killed in World...

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Angelo Beolco

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(c.1502–42),

one of the earliest Italian actors and dramatists, connected with the origins of the commedia dell'arte. He was a gifted amateur who acted in Venice, Ferrara, and...

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Anna Deavere Smith

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — United States History.

(b. 1950), actress and playwright.

The African‐American performer was born in Baltimore and educated at Beaver College and American Conservatory Theatre, where she became a member...

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Anthony Hopkins

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. Port Talbot, Wales, 31 Dec. 1937)

Actor. He joined the National Theatre in 1966 and made his mark with strong physical performances in roles including Coriolanus (1971) and...

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Archer of Weston-Super-Mare

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Media Studies; Performing Arts; Politics. 339 words.

Born 15 April 1940; s of late William Archer and Lola Archer (née Cook); m 1966, Mary Weeden (see Dame M....