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Angadi, Ayana Deva (1903–1993), journalist and arts promoter, was born on 12 March 1903 in the village of Jakanur, in the south Indian state of Mysore, the son of Veerayya Angadi and his wife, Kotawa. Mysore, ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty, was a progressive princely state where education was highly valued. ...

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Eve Deborah Arnold (1912–2012) by self-portrait, 1950s © Magnum Photos

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Arnold [née Cohen], Eve Deborah (1912–2012), photojournalist, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, on 21 April 1912, one of nine children of William Cohen (formerly Velvel Sklarski), rabbi, and his wife, Bessie (or Bosya), née Laschiner. Her parents had emigrated from ...

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Sir Gerald Reid Barry (1898–1968) by Norman Parkinson, 1951 Norman Parkinson Ltd., courtesy Fiona Cowan

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Barry, Sir Gerald Reid (1898–1968), journalist and Festival of Britain administrator, was born at Fairfax, Berrylands Road, Surbiton, Surrey, on 20 November 1898, the fourth child of George Duncan Barry (1864–1945), who was then curate of St Mark's, Surbiton, and his wife, Edith Geraldine Reid (1859–1898)...

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Isabella Blow (1958–2007) by Mario Testino, 1998 Mario Testino / Art Partner; hat by Philip Treacy

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Blow, Isabella [née Isabella Delves Broughton] (1958–2007), fashion journalist and stylist, was born on 19 November 1958 at the London Clinic, 20 Devonshire Place, Westminster, the eldest child in the family of three daughters and a son of Major Sir Evelyn Delves Broughton, ...

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Boyne, (Donald Arthur) Colin Aydon (1921–2006), architectural journalist and editor, was born on 15 February 1921 at Holnest, Farway, Honiton, Devon, the only child of Captain Lytton Leonard Boyne (b. 1887), formerly of the 3rd Royal Sussex regiment, and his wife, Millicent, ...

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Gertrude Elizabeth Campbell [Lady Colin Campbell] (1857–1911) by Giovanni Boldini, c. 1897 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Campbell [née Blood], Gertrude Elizabeth [Lady Colin Campbell] (1857–1911), art critic and journalist, was the second daughter and third of the four children of Edmond Maghlin Blood (1815–1891) of Brickhill, co. Clare, and his wife, Mary Anne (1814/15–1899), daughter of Thomas Fergusson...

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Clements [married name Sharp, Seton], Gladys Agnes [Julia], Lady Seton (1906–2010), journalist and promoter of flower arranging, was born on 10 April 1906 at 41 Poplar Mount, Belvedere, Kent, the eldest of seven children of Frank Clements (1871/2–1916), marine engineer, and his wife, ...

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Costello, Dudley (1803–1865), journalist and illustrator, was born in Sussex. His father, James Francis Costello, who became a captain in the 14th regiment on 25 May 1803, was born in the barony of Costello, co. Mayo; he died in April 1814, leaving his wife, ...

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Lady Elizabeth Eastlake (1809–1893), by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, 1843–1848

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Eastlake [née Rigby], Elizabeth, Lady Eastlake (1809–1893), journalist and writer on art, was born in Norwich, Norfolk, on 17 November 1809, the third child and second daughter of Dr Edward Rigby (1747–1821), physician, and his second wife, Anne (1777–1872), daughter of William Palgrave...

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Fenwick, John (bap. 1757, d. 1823), radical journalist and author, was baptized at the parish church of St Mary, Newington, Southwark, London, on 24 April 1757, the eldest son of John Fenwick (d. 1787) and his wife, Priscilla (b. c.1735), ...

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Madge Garland (1898–1990) by Sir Cecil Beaton, 1927 © Cecil Beaton Archive, Sotheby's; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Garland [née McHarg], Madge (1898–1990), fashion journalist and teacher, was born on 12 June 1898 in Melbourne, Australia, third child of Andrew McHarg, international shipper, and his wife, Henrietta Maria Aitkin. Brought up in St John's Wood in London, she was sent to the ...

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(Gregson, James Richard1889–1981), actor, dramatist, and broadcaster, was born on 2 April 1889 at 38 Mill Lane, Brighouse, in the industrial West Riding of Yorkshire, the eldest of the six children of Charles Gregson (1863–1926), a wire galvanizer and former silk dresser, whose forebears had migrated across the ...

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Griffiths, Philip Jones (1936–2008), photojournalist, was born on 18 February 1936 at Monfa, Hylas Lane, Rhuddlan, Flintshire, the oldest of three sons of Joseph Griffiths (1903–1962), a railway master fitter who worked at Llandudno Junction, and his wife, Lizzie (Catherine) Jones (d...

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Hetherington, Timothy Alastair Telemachus [Tim] (1970–2011), photographer and filmmaker, was born on 5 December 1970 in Liverpool Maternity Hospital, Liverpool, the younger son and youngest of three children of (William) Alastair Hetherington, chartered accountant, and his wife, Judith Mary, née Gillett, lawyer. At the time of his birth registration the family lived at ...