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Sir William Heygate Edmund Colborne Butlin (1899–1980) by Elliott & Fry, 1961 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Butlin, Sir William Heygate Edmund Colborne [Billy] (1899–1980), fairground proprietor and founder of holiday camps, was born in Cape Town, Cape Colony, where his parents had emigrated, on 29 September 1899, the elder child of William Butlin and Bertha Hill (d. 1933)...

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Careless, Elizabeth [Betty] (d. 1752), actress and prostitute, was known as Mrs or Miss Betty Careless. It is probable that she was acting before her name first appeared in the extant bills for the role of Polly in John Gray's The Beggar's Opera...

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Evans, Rudolph Bayfield [Rudy] [performing name André de Dakar] (1897–1987), singer, actor, and entrepreneur, was born at Monkey Hill, Panama, on 23 February 1897, the eighth son and ninth of the ten children of Edward John Rhodes Evans (b. 1853), a land and property owner, and his wife, ...

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Floyd, Keith (1943–2009), restaurateur, food writer, and broadcaster, was born at Folly Farm, Sulhamstead, Berkshire, on 28 December 1943, the younger child and only son of Sydney Albert Floyd (1915–1985), a meter repairman for the electricity board, and his wife, Winifred Phyllis Lorraine, ...

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Keith Floyd (1943–2009) by Inge Yspeert, 1990s © Inge Yspeert / Corbis

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Freud, Sir Clement Raphael [Clay] (1924–2009), restaurateur, journalist, and politician, was born Clemens Raphael Freud in Berlin on 24 April 1924, the third and youngest son of Ernst Ludwig Freud (1892–1970), architect, and his wife, Lucie, née Brasch (1896–1989). He was the grandson of the founder of psychoanalysis, ...

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Sir Clement Raphael Freud (1924–2009) by Duffy, 1960 © Getty Images

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Gatti family (per. 1847–1981), restaurateurs, theatre owners, and entrepreneurs, came to prominence with Carlo Gatti (1817–1878), who was born into a patrician family in the frazione (district) of Marogno in Dongio, Val di Blenio, Ticino, Switzerland, on 27 July 1817, the youngest of four sons and three daughters of ...

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Millington, Mary [real name Mary Ruth Quilter; married name Mary Ruth Maxted] (1945–1979), sex worker and actress, was born on 30 November 1945 at Willesden Maternity Hospital, London, the only child of (Ivy) Joan Quilter (1914–1976), a clerical assistant at the Foreign Office...

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Topham, Thomas (1710–1749), strong man and publican, was born in London; all that is known about his parents is that his father was a carpenter. In 1734, having just completed his apprenticeship in carpentry, Thomas determined to become a publican and began his new career as the landlord of the ...