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Allen, William Ernest (Chesney) (1894–1982), comedian and singer

David Goldie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Voice; Film. 887 words.

Allen, William Ernest (Chesney) (1894–1982), comedian and singer, was born at 7 Hamballa Road, Battersea, London, on 5 April 1894, the son of Edwin Allen, a prosperous builder, and his...

Arne, Richard (bap. 1719, d. in or after 1736), singer and actor

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice. 3 words.

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Ayliff, Mrs (fl. 1692–1696), singer and actress

Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice. 361 words.

Ayliff, Mrs (fl. 1692–1696), singer and actress, was a leading stage and concert soprano but her forename, age, and marital status are unknown. She appears to have made her début in the...

Baddeley [née Snow], Sophia (1745?–1786), actress and singer

Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice. 1249 words.

Baddeley [née Snow], Sophia (1745?–1786), actress and singer, was born, according to her friend and biographer Elizabeth Steele, in the parish of St Margaret, Westminster, in 1745, the...

Baker, Josephine

Patrick O’Connor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Voice. 1685 words.

Baker, Josephine (03 June 1906–12 April 1975), dancer, singer, and civil rights activist, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Eddie Carson, a musician, and Carrie Macdonald....

Bannister, Charles (bap. 1741, d. 1804), actor and singer

Peter Holland.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice. 790 words.

Bannister, Charles (bap. 1741, d. 1804), actor and singer, was baptized at some time between May and October 1741 in Newland, Gloucestershire, the son of John Bannister and his wife,...

Bannister [née Harper], Elizabeth (1757–1849), actress and singer

Susan Wollenberg.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice. 1085 words.

Bannister [née Harper], Elizabeth (1757–1849), actress and singer, was, according to the encomium in the Thespian Magazine (1793), the daughter of a Mrs Harpur, 'now a mantua-maker...

Bard, Wilkie [real name William August Smith] (1874–1944), music-hall performer

Michael Pointon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Voice. 1078 words.

Bard, Wilkie [real name William August Smith] (1874–1944), music-hall performer, was born on 19 March 1874 at 19 Alderley Street, Hulme, Manchester, son of William Herbert Smith, a...

Barnabee, Henry Clay

Jane W. Stedman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice; Theatre; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1396 words.

Barnabee, Henry Clay (14 November 1833–16 December 1917), singer and actor, was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the son of Willis Barnabee and Mary (maiden name unknown). His father was...

Barrington, Rutland [real name George Rutland Barrington Fleet] (1853–1922), actor and singer

J. Parker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice. 872 words.

Barrington, Rutland [real name George Rutland Barrington Fleet] (1853–1922), actor and singer, was born at Penge, Surrey, on 15 January 1853. He was the fourth son of John George Fleet, a...

Bayes, Nora

James A. Drake.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Voice. 1321 words.

Bayes, Nora (29 November 1880–19 March 1928), singer and comedienne, was born Theodora Goldberg in Joliet, Illinois, the daughter of Elias Goldberg, a merchant, and Rachel Miller. The...

Beard, John (1716/17–1791), actor and singer

Victoria Halliwell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice. 1496 words.

Beard, John (1716/17–1791), actor and singer, of unknown parentage and place of birth, is first recorded as one of the children of the Chapel Royal. He was well educated in music under...

Berry, Edward (1706/7–1760), actor and singer

Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice. 1175 words.

Berry, Edward (1706/7–1760), actor and singer, made his first recorded appearance on the London stage at Drury Lane on 6 February 1729 as Hobinol in Charles Johnson's The Village Opera. For...

Blanchard, Thomas (1760–1797), actor and singer

Charles Brayne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice. 858 words.

Blanchard, Thomas (1760–1797), actor and singer, baptized at Bulmer, Yorkshire, on 16 June 1760, was born into a theatrical family. His father, the elder Thomas Blanchard (fl. 1760–1787),...

Bowman, John (d. 1739), singer and actor

Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice. 1063 words.

Bowman, John (d. 1739), singer and actor, was said to have been born at Pillerton, Warwickshire, on 27 December 1664, the son of John Bowman. However, he was stated to be in his...

Bracegirdle, Anne (bap. 1671, d. 1748), actress and singer

J. Milling.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice. 2470 words.

Bracegirdle, Anne (bap. 1671, d. 1748), actress and singer, was born in Northamptonshire, the third surviving daughter of Martha, née Furniss, and Justinian Bracegirdle, 'Coachman,...

Brice, Fanny

Herbert G. Goldman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio; Voice. 1390 words.

Brice, Fanny (29 October 1891–29 May 1951), comedienne and singer, was born Fania Borach in New York City, the daughter of Charles Borach, a bartender, and Rose Stern. The third of four...

Butler, Charlotte (fl. 1674–1693), actress and singer

Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice. 843 words.

Butler, Charlotte (fl. 1674–1693), actress and singer, was said to have been 'the Daughter of a decay'd Knight' and recommended to the stage by Charles II, by whom she was named (Cibber,...

Bygraves, Walter William [Max] (1922–2012), singer and entertainer

Patrick Humphries.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Voice. 1404 words.

Bygraves, Walter William [Max] (1922–2012), singer and entertainer, was born on 16 October 1922 at 7 Rye Buildings, Rotherhithe, London, the son of Henry Bygraves, dock labourer and...

Campbell, Herbert [real name Herbert Edward Story] (1844–1904), music-hall performer

James Hogg.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Voice. 1264 words.

Campbell, Herbert [real name Herbert Edward Story] (1844–1904), music-hall performer, was born on 22 December 1844 at 16 Hamilton Street, Kennington, Surrey, the son of Henry George Story,...