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Butt, Sir Alfred, first baronet (1878–1962), music-hall entrepreneur and racehorse owner and breeder, was born on 20 March 1878, the only son of Frederick Butt, a builder. He was educated at Westminster School and, after leaving school, worked in the accounting department at ...

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Elliot, Launceston (1874–1930), weightlifter and strongman, was conceived in Launceston, Tasmania (hence his first name), but born in Bombay, India, on 9 July 1874, the first son of Gilbert Wray Elliot (1833–1910), who was from 1853 to 1877 an official in the Bombay...

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Charles Adolphus Williams (1927–2006) by unknown photographer, 1972 ITV / Rex Features

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Williams, Charles Adolphus [Charlie] (1927–2006), footballer and comedian, was born on 23 December 1927 at Anchor House, Church Hill, Royston, Barnsley, Yorkshire, the son of Charles Augustus Williams and Fanny Cook (formerly Harrison). Whether his white mother ever married his black father is unclear. His father was not named on the birth certificate and ...