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Fagon, Alfred (1937–1986), actor, playwright, and poet, was born on 25 June 1937 in Clarendon, Jamaica, where his parents were smallholders and also kept a post office and store. He had eight brothers and two sisters. After leaving school at thirteen he worked with his father as a cultivator on his orange plantation....

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Alfred Fagon (1937–1986), by Andra Nelki

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Porter, David (1746/7–1819), chimney sweep, social reformer, and property developer, was the son of Stephen Porter (1727/8–1766), an itinerant country chimney sweep from Peterborough. His mother was probably Mary Porter, Stephen Porter's wife at the time of his death. According to his Considerations on the Present State of Chimney Sweepers...

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Welland, Colin (real name Colin Edward Williams) (1934–2015), actor, playwright, and screenwriter, was born on 4 July 1934 in Liverpool Maternity Hospital, the second child of John Arthur (Jack) Williams (1906–1955), a crane driver on the docks, and his wife, ...