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Allan, Sir Anthony James Allan Havelock-, fourth baronet (1904–2003), film producer, was born on 28 February 1904 at Blackwell Manor, Blackwell, Darlington, co. Durham, the third son of Allan Havelock-Allan (1874–1949), army officer and landowner, and his first wife, Anne Julia, née Chaytor (...

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Baker, Sir (William) Stanley (1928–1976), actor and film producer, was born at 32 Albany Street in Ferndale, a village in the Rhondda valley in south Wales, on 28 February 1928, the third of the three children of John Henry Baker and his wife, ...

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Balcon, Sir Michael Elias (1896–1977), film producer, was born on 19 May 1896 at 116 Summer Lane, Edgbaston, Birmingham, the youngest son and fourth of five children of Louis Balcon (c.1858–1946) and his wife, Laura Greenberg (c.1863–1934). His parents, Jewish immigrants from ...

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Baxter, John Philip (1896–1975), film director and producer, was the eldest son of John Alexander Baxter, commercial clerk and later chief clerk of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and his wife, Ada Kate, née Francis. He was born on 31 December 1896 at ...

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Blackton, James Stuart (1875–1941), film pioneer, was born on 5 January 1875 at 121 Broom Spring Lane, Ecclesall Bierlow, Sheffield, the son of Henry Blackton, saw manufacturer, and his wife, Jessie Stuart. The family emigrated in 1885 to America, where after his father's death in 1888 young ...

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Boulting, John Edward (1913–1985), film producer and director, and Roy Alfred Clarence Boulting (1913–2001), also a film producer and director, were born identical twin brothers (John thirty minutes before Roy) at Brookmead, Bray, Berkshire, on 21 December 1913 (though both twins gave as their date of birth 21 November 1913, in ...

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Broccoli, Albert Romolo [Cubby] (1909–1996), film producer, was born on 5 April 1909 in Hoyt Avenue, Long Island, New York, the son of Giovanni Broccoli (c.1870–c.1932), a labourer, and his wife, Cristina, née Vence (c.1884–1965), a former cook to ...

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Elton, Sir Arthur Hallam Rice, tenth baronet (1906–1973), film producer and director, was born in London on 10 February 1906, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Sir Ambrose Elton, ninth baronet (1869–1951), barrister, of Clevedon, and his wife, Dorothy Wynne (...

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Field [married name Hankin], (Agnes) Mary (1896–1968), film producer, was born in Wimbledon, Surrey, on 24 February 1896, the second daughter of Ernest Field, a solicitor, and his wife, Evelyn Lucy Daniel. She was educated at Surbiton high school and at Bedford College, London...

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Grade, Lew, Baron Grade (1906–1998), theatrical agent, television executive, and film producer, was born Louis Winogradsky on 25 December 1906 at Tokmak, near Odessa, Ukraine, the eldest of four children, three boys and a girl, of Isaac Winogradsky (c.1879–1935), and his wife, ...

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Hemmings, David Leslie Edward (1941–2003), actor, director, and producer, was born on 18 November 1941 at Mount Alvernia maternity home, Harvey Road, Guildford, Surrey, the son of Arthur Percy Charles Hemmings, a grocer's salesman then serving as a corporal in the Royal Air Force...

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Hurley, James Francis [Frank] (1885–1962), photographer and film producer, was born on 15 October 1885 in Glebe, Sydney, Australia, the third in the family of three sons and two daughters of Edward Harrison Hurley, a typesetter at the Sydney Morning Herald and a trade union official, and his wife, ...

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Junge, Alfred August (1886–1964), film production designer, was born on 29 January 1886, in Görlitz, Silesia, the only child of August Junge (d. 1897), a house painter, and his wife, Emma Hulda (1858–1943), a seamstress. When he was eleven his father died, and at fourteen he left school to be apprenticed to a local house painter. While attending evening classes he found he had a talent for design and two years later he joined an art club, where he studied life drawing. Stagestruck, at the age of eighteen he started working at the local ...

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Klinger, Michael (1920–1989), film producer, was born Marky Klinger at 25 D'Arblay Street in Soho, London, on 2 November 1920, the third child in a family of two sons and a daughter of Gershom Klinger (1892/3–1967), a tailor's presser, and his wife, Dora, ...

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Korda, Sir Alexander [real name Sándor László Kellner] (1893–1956), film producer and director, was born on 16 September 1893 in Pusztatúrpásztó, near Túrkeve in Hungary, the eldest of three sons of Henrik Kellner, the steward of an estate leased by the Salgó...

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Lambert, Verity Ann (1935–2007), television and film producer, was born on 27 November 1935 at 63 Fitzjohns Avenue, Hampstead, London, the only child of affluent Jewish parents, Stanley Joseph Lambert, a chartered accountant, and his wife, Ella Corona, née Goldburg. At the time of her birth registration her parents lived at ...

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Launder, Frank Sydney (1906–1997), scriptwriter, film producer, and director, was born on 28 January 1906 at 13 Walsworth Road, in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, the son of James Sydney Launder, a builder, and his wife, Alice Butler. Educated in Brighton, he subsequently went on to work in the office of the official receiver of bankruptcy there. He also acted with the ...

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Neagle, Dame Anna [real name Florence Marjorie Robertson] (1904–1986), actress and film producer, was born in Forest Gate, Essex, on 20 October 1904, the only daughter and youngest of three children of Herbert William Robertson, a captain in the merchant navy, and his wife, ...

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Neame, Ronald (1911–2010), cinematographer, film producer, and director, was born on 23 April 1911 at 4 Temple Fortune Farm, Hendon, Middlesex, the son of Stuart Elwin (Senny) Neame (1886–1923), a film director as well as a successful portrait photographer operating from a studio in ...

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Pommer, Erich [Eric] (1889–1966), film producer, was born in Hildesheim, Germany, on 20 July 1889, the sixth of seven children born to Gustav Pommer (1852–1937), a textile merchant, and his wife, Anna, née Jacobsohn (1853–1912). After nine years in Göttingen, the family moved in 1905 to ...