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Dame Beryl Margaret Bainbridge (1932–2010) by Eamonn McCabe, 2002 © Eamonn McCabe

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Bainbridge, Dame Beryl Margaret (1932–2010), actress, writer, and artist, was born on 21 November 1932 at 294 Menlove Avenue, Allerton, Liverpool, the younger child of Richard Bainbridge, commercial agent, and his wife, Winifred, née Baines. Her father was a self-made man who left school at ten, established himself successfully in business, but then went bankrupt as a result of the 1929 financial crash. His wife, who considered that her husband had married above himself, was disappointed and embittered by the family's reduced circumstances, and the young ...

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Routh, John Reginald Surdeval [Jonathan] (1927–2008), television presenter, author, and painter, was born at Northwoods, Gosport Road, Bridgemary, near Gosport, Hampshire, on 24 November 1927, the only son of Captain (later Colonel) Herbert Charles Edric Routh (1894–1984), Royal Artillery officer, and his wife, ...

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John Reginald Surdeval Routh (1927–2008) by unknown photographer Rex Features