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William Archer (1856–1924) by Sir Emery Walker, 1891 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Archer, William (1856–1924), theatre critic and journalist, was born at 6 North Methven Street, Perth, Scotland, on 23 September 1856, the eldest son of the nine children of Thomas Archer (1823–1905) of Glasgow and his wife, Grace Lindsay Morison (1832–1911), the daughter of ...

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John Hollingshead (1827–1904) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hollingshead, John (1827–1904), journalist and theatre manager, born in Union Street, Hoxton, London, on 9 September 1827, was the son of Henry Randall Hollingshead and his wife, Elizabeth. The father failed in business, and was confined in the debtors' prison of Whitecross Street...

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Jean Iris Ross (1911–1973) by Humphrey Spender, 1930s © Humphrey Spender 1930s / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ross, Jean Iris (1911–1973), journalist and actress, was born on 7 May 1911 at Maison Ballassiano in Alexandria, Egypt, the eldest of the four children of Charles Ross (1880–1938), cotton expert for the Bank of Egypt, and his wife, Clara (1886–1970), daughter of ...

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Shulman, Milton (1913–2004), theatre critic and writer, was born on 30 August 1913 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the son of Samuel Shulman (d. 1919), shopkeeper, and his wife, Ethel. His parents were both Orthodox Jewish émigrés from the Ukraine who moved to ...

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See Ternan [married name Robinson], Ellen Lawless [Nelly]