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Corbett, Harry (1918–1989), children's entertainer, was born on 28 January 1918 at 27 Edmund Street, Horton, Bradford, Yorkshire, the elder son of James William Corbett (1884–1960), coalminer, and his wife, Florence (1884–1948), daughter of Harry Ramsden of Bradford, founder of the fish and chip dynasty. ...

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Hogarth, Ann [real name Margaret Ann Gildart Jackson; married name Margaret Ann Gildart Bussell] (1910–1993), puppet-master, was born on 19 July 1910 at Hazelgrove, Shottermill, Frensham, Surrey, the fourth of the five children of William Gildart Jackson (d. 1937/8), a retired schoolmaster, and his wife, ...

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Pepler, Harry Douglas Clarke [Hilary] (1878–1951), printer and puppeteer, was born in Eastbourne, Sussex, on 14 January 1878, the elder son of George Henry (Harry) Pepler (1849–1884), a partner in Diplock Brewers, and his wife, Emma Florence (1853–1935), daughter of Robert Mills, a ...

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Rowe, Harry (1726–1799), playwright and puppet-master, was born in Nottingham (not York, as some sources state). Nothing is known of his family except that his father kept a school, and his mother was a mantua maker. Information on his life is mostly drawn from ...