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Brown, Georgia (1933–1992), singer and actress, was born Lilian Claire Klot on 21 October 1933 at 24 Underwood Street, Whitechapel, London, the daughter of Mark Klot, formerly Kleotz (1904–1981), fur cutter and part-time bookmaker, and his wife, Annie, née Kirschenbaum (1906–1988). At the time of her birth registration her parents lived at ...

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Erulkar (married name de Normanville), Sarah (1923–2015), documentary film-maker, was born on 2 May 1923 in Calcutta, India, the daughter of David Solomon Erulkar (1891-–1970), a barrister and later shipping controller for the government of India, and his wife, ...

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Gold, Jacob Myer (Jack) (1930–2015), film and television director, was born Jacob MyerCohen on 28 June 1930 at 37 Wellington Avenue, Tottenham, London, the son of Charles Cohen, an orchestral violinist, and his wife, Minnie, née Elberg. His parents had married in ...

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Marowitz, Charles (1932–2014), theatre director, playwright, and critic, was born on 26 January 1932 in Manhattan, New York, the youngest of three children of Yudel Marowitz, a tailor’s cutter, born in Russia, and his wife, Tillie, née Rosencranz, born in Austria, who worked in the clothing industry. Both parents were Jewish immigrants who spoke Yiddish at home, and ...

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Cordelia McIntyre Oliver (1923–2009) by David Gibson, 2008 © David Gibson

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Oliver [née Patrick], Cordelia McIntyre (1924–2009), artist and art and theatre critic, was born at 101 Pollok Street, Glasgow, on 24 April 1924, the daughter of Robert Patrick, marine engineer, and his wife, Flora McCallum, née Matchett. She was educated at Hutcheson's Grammar School...

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Rees, Roger John William (1944–2015), actor and theatre director, was born on 5 May 1944 at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital, Hammersmith, London, the son of William John Albert Rees, police constable, and his wife Doris Louise, née Smith, shop worker. At the time of his birth registration the family lived at ...

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Brian Alfred Christopher Bushell Sewell (1931–2015), by John Vere Brown, 1961

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Sewell, Brian Alfred Christopher Bushell (1931–2015), art critic and broadcaster, was born Brian Alfred Christopher Bushell Perkins at 20 Rivercourt Road, Hammersmith, London, on 15 July 1931, the son of Mary Jessica Perkins (1901–1996), a private secretary. His father was not named on his birth certificate. He was brought up by his mother and stepfather, ...

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Tzelniker, Meier (1894x1898–1980), actor, was born in the Praga district of Warsaw, the son of Ber Tzelniker, a yeast manufacturer, and his wife, Ratzelle. The date of his birth is unclear: his death certificate gave 1 January 1894, but his daughter gave 28 May 1898. His father died before he had a chance to know him, and two of his siblings died in childhood, leaving a sister, ...