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Arne, Thomas (bap. 1682, d. 1736), upholsterer and theatre servant

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Theatre. 3 words.

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Atkinson, Kenneth Neil

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Media Studies; Performing Arts; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 139 words.

Born 4 April 1931; s of William Atkinson and Alice Reid; died 24 Feb. 2017

Managing Director, Travel Training Co. Ltd, 1995 (Director, then Chief Executive, ABTA...

Barker, Ronald William George [Ronnie] (1929–2005), actor and comedian

Edward Leeson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Television; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 2215 words.

Barker, Ronald William George [Ronnie] (1929–2005), actor and comedian, was born on 25 September 1929 at 70 Garfield Street, Bedford, the only son and second of the three children of...

Beckman, Sir Martin (1634/5–1702), pyrotechnist and military engineer

Piers Wauchope.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Performing Arts. 2383 words.

Beckman, Sir Martin (1634/5–1702), pyrotechnist and military engineer, was born in Stockholm, Sweden, the son of Melcher Beckman and his wife, Christiana van Benningen. Their names and his...

Boyson, Rt Hon. Sir Rhodes

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Media Studies; Performing Arts; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Education; Literature; Publishing; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 293 words.

Kt 1987

Born 11 May 1925; s of Alderman William Boyson, MBE, JP and Mrs Bertha Boyson, Haslingden, Rossendale, Lancs; m 1st, 1946, Violet Burletson (marr. diss.); two null...

Bricktop

Jim Haskins.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1069 words.

Bricktop (14 August 1894–31 January 1984), entertainer and nightclub operator, was born in Alderson, West Virginia, the daughter of Thomas Smith, a barber, and Hattie E. (maiden name...

Butlin, Sir William Heygate Edmund Colborne [Billy] (1899–1980), fairground proprietor and founder of holiday camps

Douglas A. Reid.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 2608 words.

Butlin, Sir William Heygate Edmund Colborne [Billy] (1899–1980), fairground proprietor and founder of holiday camps, was born in Cape Town, Cape Colony, where his parents had emigrated, on...

Careless, Elizabeth [Betty] (d. 1752), actress and prostitute

Alison Oddey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 603 words.

Careless, Elizabeth [Betty] (d. 1752), actress and prostitute, was known as Mrs or Miss Betty Careless. It is probable that she was acting before her name first appeared in the extant bills...

Carter

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Media Studies; Performing Arts; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Business Finance. 239 words.

Born 17 Jan. 1932; s of Albert William and Annie Julia Carter; m 1957, Teresa Mary Greengoe; (one s one d decd); died 18 Dec. 2006...

Davies, Thomas (c. 1712–1785), bookseller and actor

O. M. Brack.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Publishing. 1688 words.

Davies, Thomas (c. 1712–1785), bookseller and actor, is of unknown origins. He attended the University of Edinburgh between 1728 and 1729 to prepare for one of the learned professions, but...

Dickson Wright, Clarissa Teresa

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Social and Cultural History; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 209 words.

Born 24 June 1947; d of Arthur Dickson Wright and Molly Bath; died 15 March 2014

cook; TV presenter and countryside campaigner

Sacred Heart Convent, Hove;...

Durante, Jimmy

Stephen M. Archer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1153 words.

Durante, Jimmy (10 February 1893–29 January 1980), comedian, was born James Francis Durante on New York City’s East Side, the son of Barthelmeo Durante and Roséa Millino. His French-Italian...

Ebers, John (bap. 1778, d. 1858), bookseller and opera manager

John Rosselli.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Publishing. 948 words.

Ebers, John (bap. 1778, d. 1858), bookseller and opera manager, was born in Hertford, where he was baptized at St Andrew's Church on 24 July 1778, the son of John Henry Ebers and his wife,...

Evans, Rudolph Bayfield [Rudy] [performing name André de Dakar] (1897–1987), singer, actor, and entrepreneur

Val Wilmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1136 words.

Evans, Rudolph Bayfield [Rudy] [performing name André de Dakar] (1897–1987), singer, actor, and entrepreneur, was born at Monkey Hill, Panama, on 23 February 1897, the eighth son and ninth...

Fagon, Alfred (1937–1986), actor, playwright, and poet

Stephen Bourne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Prints and Printmaking; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Performing Arts. 1287 words.

Fagon, Alfred (1937–1986), actor, playwright, and poet, was born on 25 June 1937 in Clarendon, Jamaica, where his parents were smallholders and also kept a post office and store. He had...

Floyd, Keith

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Literature; Publishing. 192 words.

Born 28 Dec. 1943; s of late Sydney Albert Floyd and of Winnifred Margaret Floyd; m 1995, Theresa Mary (née Smith) (marr. diss. 2008); one s one d...

Freud, Sir Clement (Raphael)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Media Studies; Performing Arts; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Literature; Publishing. 307 words.

Kt 1987

Born 24 April 1924; s of late Ernst and Lucie Freud; m 1950, June Beatrice, (Jill), 2nd d of H. W. Flewett, MA; three s two d; died...

Gaige, Crosby

Frank R. Cunningham.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1233 words.

Gaige, Crosby (26 July 1882–08 March 1949), theatrical producer and writer, was born Roscoe Conkling Crosby Gaige in Nelson, New York, the son of George Edward Gaige, a postmaster, and Jane...

Gatti, Agostino (1841–1897)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Theatre. 3 words.

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Gatti, Carlo (1817–1878)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Theatre; Business and Management. 3 words.

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