Dearden [formerly Dear], Basil Clive
- Alan Burton
Dearden [formerly Dear], Basil Clive (1911–1971), film director, was born on 1 January 1911 at St Drostane, Woodfield Road, Southend, Essex, the son of Charles Dear, electrical engineer, and his wife, Dorothy Tripp. He was one of six children brought up in considerable hardship by their mother, following the death of their father at sea during the First World War. Although ...