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Barnes, Sir George Reginald (1904–1960), radio and television director and college head

Laurence Gilliam.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Television; Radio. 1314 words.

Barnes, Sir George Reginald (1904–1960), radio and television director and college head, was born in Byfleet, Surrey, on 13 September 1904, the son of Sir Hugh Shakespear Barnes...

Bono, Sonny

Stacey Hamilton.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online June 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Radio; Voice. 1374 words.

Bono, Sonny (16 February 1935–05 January 1998), entertainer, songwriter, and politician, was born Salvatore Phillip Bono in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Santo Bono, a truck driver, and...

Clark, Alfred Corning (1873–1950), record and electrical goods manufacturer

Peter Martland.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Radio; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 2372 words.

Clark, Alfred Corning (1873–1950), record and electrical goods manufacturer, was born in New York, USA, on 19 December 1873, the elder son of Walter Lowry Clark, a chocolate manufacturer,...

Cleverdon, (Thomas) Douglas James (1903–1987), bookseller and radio producer

John Wells.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Radio; Publishing. 955 words.

Cleverdon, (Thomas) Douglas James (1903–1987), bookseller and radio producer, was born on 17 January 1903 in Bristol (he retained all his life a faint trace of a Bristol accent), the elder...

Crampsey, Robert Anthony [Bob] (1930–2008), head teacher, writer, and broadcaster

Wray Vamplew.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Education. 1018 words.

Crampsey, Robert Anthony [Bob] (1930–2008), head teacher, writer, and broadcaster, was born on 8 July 1930 at 75 Clincart Road, Mount Florida, Glasgow (appropriately in the shadow of...

Crane, Bob

Robert A. Armour.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Film; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1062 words.

Crane, Bob (13 July 1928–29 June 1978), actor, was born Bob Edward Crane in Waterbury, Connecticut, the son of Alfred T. Crane and Rosemary Senich. Following graduation from high school,...

Duma, Dervish (1908–1998), diplomatist and leader of the Albanian community in Britain

Robert Elsie and Bejtullah D. Destani.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Business and Management; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 875 words.

Duma, Dervish (1908–1998), diplomatist and leader of the Albanian community in Britain, was born on 4 July 1908 in Borsh on the southern coast of Albania, then still part of the Ottoman...

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...

Eisler, Gerhart

Jochen Cerný.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; US Politics; Journalism; Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions. 1328 words.

Eisler, Gerhart (20 February 1897–21 March 1968), Communist journalist and politician, was born in Leipzig, Germany, the son of Rudolf Eisler, a philosopher, and Marie Ida Fischer. Eisler...

Evans, Meredydd (Merȇd) (1919–2015), writer, broadcaster, and political activist

Geraint H. Jenkins.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Sculpture and Carving; Radio; Politics. 1627 words.

Evans, Meredydd (Merȇd) (1919–2015), writer, broadcaster, and political activist, was born on 9 December 1919 at Top Pentre, Llanegryn, Merioneth, the youngest of eleven children of Richard...

Fabian, Robert Honey (1901–1978), police officer and broadcaster

Paul Lawrence.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Literature. 1566 words.

Fabian, Robert Honey (1901–1978), police officer and broadcaster, was born at 25A Malyons Road, Ladywell, Lewisham, London, on 31 January 1901, the second of two sons of Andrew Pinwill...

Fessenden, Reginald Aubrey

Daniel Martin Dumych.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Radio; Information and Communication Technologies. 1117 words.

Fessenden, Reginald Aubrey (06 October 1866–22 July 1932), inventor, was born in East Bolton, Quebec, Canada, the son of Elisha Joseph Fessenden, an Anglican clergyman, and Clementina...

Fisk, Sir Ernest Thomas (1886–1965), entrepreneur and developer of radio

A. J. L. Blond.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Business and Management. 621 words.

Fisk, Sir Ernest Thomas (1886–1965), entrepreneur and developer of radio, was born on 8 August 1886 at Sunbury, Middlesex, the second child of Thomas Harvey Fisk, builder, and his wife,...

Fraser, Lindley Macnaghten (1904–1963), broadcaster and economist

Richard Hewlett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Economics. 897 words.

Fraser, Lindley Macnaghten (1904–1963), broadcaster and economist, was born on 14 August 1904 in Edinburgh, the son of Norman Fraser, a minister of the United Free Church of Scotland, and...

Freud, Sir Clement Raphael [Clay] (1924–2009), restaurateur, journalist, and politician

Stuart Mole.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Television; Radio; UK Politics. 2083 words.

Freud, Sir Clement Raphael [Clay] (1924–2009), restaurateur, journalist, and politician, was born Clemens Raphael Freud in Berlin on 24 April 1924, the third and youngest son of Ernst...

Gillard, Francis George [Frank] (1908–1998), broadcaster and war correspondent

Philip Purser.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Journalism; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 2065 words.

Gillard, Francis George [Frank] (1908–1998), broadcaster and war correspondent, was born on 1 December 1908 at 20 Silver Street, Tiverton, Devon, the elder child and only son of Francis...

Gillars, Mildred Elizabeth

Anna Macías.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1485 words.

Gillars, Mildred Elizabeth (29 November 1900–25 June 1988), radio propagandist, known as “Axis Sally,” was born Mildred Elizabeth Sisk in Portland, Maine, the daughter of Vincent Sisk, a...

Gray, James Harrison

Barbara A. Brannon.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Politics; Journalism. 1162 words.

Gray, James Harrison (17 May 1916–19 September 1986), newspaper publisher, broadcast executive, and politician, was born in Westfield, Massachusetts, the son of Lyman Gray, an attorney, and...

Hamilton [née Adamson], Mary Agnes (1882–1966), politician and broadcaster

Janet E. Grenier.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; UK Politics. 1351 words.

Hamilton [née Adamson], Mary Agnes (1882–1966), politician and broadcaster, was born on 8 July 1882, at 60 Parsonage Road, Withington, Manchester, the eldest of six children of Robert...

Harbord, James Guthrie

Timothy K. Nenninger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1331 words.

Harbord, James Guthrie (21 March 1866–20 August 1947), army officer and corporation executive, was born in Bloomington, Illinois, the son of George Washington Harbord, a farmer who had...