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Bygraves, Walter William [Max]locked

  • Patrick Humphries


Bygraves, Walter William [Max] (1922–2012), singer and entertainer, was born on 16 October 1922 at 7 Rye Buildings, Rotherhithe, London, the son of Henry Bygraves, dock labourer and professional boxer, and his wife, Lilian May, née McDonnell. He was brought up in abject poverty in the ...

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