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Todd, Richard Andrew Palethorpelocked

  • Brian McFarlane


Todd, Richard Andrew Palethorpe (1919–2009), actor, was born on 11 June 1919 at 89 Lower Baggott Street, Dublin, Ireland, the son of Major Andrew William Palethorpe Todd (d. 1942), and his wife, Marvilla Rose (Vill), née Agar-Daly (d. 1937). His father was a handsome army surgeon and athlete, and a rugby full-back, while his mother, 'a fragile little person, small-boned, shapely and with a typically Celtic beauty of features and colouring' (...

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