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Beverley, Joy (1924–2015), singer, was born Joycelyn Victoria Barbara Chinery at 160 Devons Road, Bromley by Bow, London, on 4 May 1924, the eldest daughter of George Arthur Chinery (1894–1962) and his wife, Victoria Alice, née Miles (1897–1989), variety artists billed as ...

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Hall [married name Hall-Hicks], Adelaide Louise Estelle (1901–1993), jazz and cabaret singer, was born on 20 October 1901 in Brooklyn, New York, the elder daughter of William Arthur Hall, a piano and singing teacher at the Pratt Institute, New York, of African-American and Dutch descent, and his wife, ...

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Hutchinson, Leslie Arthur Julien [performing name Hutch] (1900–1969), cabaret entertainer, was born on 7 March 1900 on the Caribbean island of Grenada, the son of George Hutchinson and Marianne Simm Turnbull; he was of mixed African, Caribbean, Indian, Scottish, and French ancestry. His father, a local businessman (a hatter and dry-goods merchant), played the organ in church, and ...

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Mercer, Mabel [real name Mabel Wadham] (1900–1984), cabaret singer, was born on 3 February 1900 at 30 James Street, Burton upon Trent, the daughter of Emily Mabel Wadham (b. 1879), variety artiste, who was the daughter of the painter Benjamin Braffet Wadham...