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Atwell, (Una) Winifred (c. 1913–1983), pianist and entertainer, was born on 27 April c.1913 in Jubilee Street, Tunapuna, near Port of Spain, Trinidad, the only child of a chemist, Frederick Monroe Atwell (d. 1958), and a district nurse, Sarah Elizabeth (...

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Errol, Bert [real name Isaac Whitehouse] (1883–1949), singer and female impersonator, was born on 11 August 1883 at 106 Aston Road, Aston, Birmingham, the son of Isaac Whitehouse, brass lock founder, and his wife, Elizabeth Griffiths. He began his career in Birmingham...

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Newley, (George) Anthony (1931–1999), entertainer and songwriter, was born on 24 September 1931 at 230 High Street, Hackney, London, the son of (Frances) Grace Newley, of Clapton Park, London. His father (whom he did not know as a child) was a local builder. At a later stage ...

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Russell, Henry (1812?–1900), song writer and entertainer, was probably born on 24 December 1812 (Jewish Chronicle), though his age in the 1891 census was given as seventy-six. He was born at Sheerness, Kent, one of several sons of Moses Russell (1762/3–1857)...

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Secombe, Sir Harry Donald (1921–2001), entertainer, was born in Swansea on 8 September 1921, the younger son and third of four children of Frederick Ernest Secombe, a commercial traveller for the wholesale grocery firm Walters and Batchelors and an amateur cartoonist, and his wife, ...

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Stewart, Andrew [Andy] (1933–1993), singer and entertainer, was born on 30 December 1933 at Redlands Maternity Home, Great Western Road, Glasgow, the only son and second child of Andrew Stewart (1901–1966), schoolmaster, and his wife, Alice Thompson (1903–1984). His parents were both Scottish. His education, which began at ...

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Turner, Joan Theresa (1922–2009), comic singer and impressionist, was born on 24 November 1922 at 2 Eglinton Street, Belfast, the daughter of Leonard Alfred Turner, a corporal in the British Army, and his wife, Helen Mary (Ellen), née Charlesson. At the time of her birth registration her parents lived at ...