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Martin Alan Feldman (1934–1982) by Terry O'Neill, 1974 [on the set of the film Young Frankenstein] © Terry O'Neill; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Feldman, Martin Alan [Marty] (1934–1982), comedian and scriptwriter, was born on 8 July 1934 at University College Hospital, London, the elder of the two children of Myer Feldman, a gown manufacturer of Islington, and his wife, Cecilia (Cissie), née Crook. He had a sister, ...

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Victor Myer Saville (1897–1979) by unknown photographer © reserved; British Film Institute

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Saville [formerly Salberg], Victor Myer (1897–1979), film producer and director, was born on 5 September 1897 at his parents' home, 8 Speedwell Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, the second of the three children of Gabriel Salberg, a fine art and china dealer, and his second wife, ...

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Young [née Cohen], Aida (1920–2007), film producer, was born on 11 August 1920 at 234 Mile End Road, Stepney Green, London, one of four daughters of Abraham Cohen, a watch repairer and jeweller, and his wife, Deby, née Cramer. She came from a Jewish Orthodox family, which regarded secretarial work or teaching as the most suitable jobs for a grammar school scholarship girl. Her early ambition to become an actress was discouraged, but she demonstrated the wilful independence that would later help her overcome the obstacles she encountered throughout her career by rejecting a teacher training place at ...