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Adams, William Bridges- (1889–1965), theatre producer, was born on 1 March 1889 at 8 Marlborough Villas, Wealdstone, Harrow, the only son of Walter Bridges Adams (d. 1902), tutor, and his wife, Mary Jane Daltry (1854–1939) [see Adams, Mary Jane Bridges-]. Nothing in his background suggested a theatrical career, and he remained to the end of his days a quite untheatrical person. But he was brought up on ...

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Armstrong, William (1882–1952), actor and theatre producer, was born at Edinburgh on 30 November 1882, the eldest son of John Armstrong, a grocer, and his wife, Annie Tait. Descended from schoolmasters and ministers, young William was brought up to be a devout Baptist and a teetotaller, and as raconteur and humorist would recall singing at ...

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Asche, (Thomas Stange Heiss) Oscar (1871–1936), actor and theatre producer, was born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, on 24 January 1871, the son of Thomas Asche (1826–1898), a Norwegian by birth. Asche referred to his mother as being 'a Kentish woman of farming stock' (...

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Alan Fernand Badel (1923–1982) by Vivienne, 1950s © Vivienne; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Badel, Alan Fernand (1923–1982), actor and theatre producer, was born in Rusholme, Manchester, on 11 September 1923, the son of Auguste Firman Joseph Badel (1891–1962), a shipping clerk and office manager of French birth, and his wife of Huguenot descent, Elizabeth Olive Till (...

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Banbury, (Frederick Harold) Frith (1912–2008), actor, theatre director, and producer, was born on 4 May 1912 at 8 The Terrace, The Hoe, Plymouth, the elder child of Captain Frederick Arthur Frith Banbury (1874–1951), naval officer, and his wife, Winifred, née Fink (1876/7–1960). His sister ...

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Bargate [married names Proud, Keeffe], Verity Eileen (1940–1981), theatre producer and novelist, was born on 6 August 1940 in Exeter, the second child of Ronald Arthur Bargate, electrical shopkeeper and later sales manager in the London Metal Warehouse, and his wife, ...

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Bridge, (Stephen Henry) Peter (1925–1982), theatre producer, was born at Wimbledon, Surrey, on 5 May 1925, the only son and eldest child of Stephen Henry Howard Bridge (d. 1943), stockbroker, of Wimbledon, and his wife, Ella Mary Twine (d. 1940). He was educated at ...

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Campbell [née Callander], Janey Sevilla [Lady Archibald Campbell] (1846–1923), theatre producer, was born on 18 March 1846, probably at Craigforth House, Stirlingshire, the third daughter of James Henry Callander of Ardkinglas and Craigforth (1804–1851) and his first wife, Jane Plumer (1818–1846), daughter of ...

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Carey, (Francis) Clive Savill (1883–1968), singer and opera producer, was born at the White House, Sible Hedingham, Essex, on 30 May 1883, the fourth child and elder son of Francis Carey (1840–1911) and his wife, Elizabeth Harrowell (1852–1930/31). Gordon Vero Carey was his brother. ...

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Nevill Henry Kendal Aylmer Coghill (1899–1980) by Ramsey & Muspratt, 1944 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Coghill, Nevill Henry Kendal Aylmer (1899–1980), university teacher and theatre producer, was born on 19 April 1899 at Castle Townshend, Skibbereen, co. Cork, the second of the three sons (the youngest child was a daughter) of Sir Egerton Bushe Coghill, fifth baronet, a noted amateur landscape painter, of ...

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Crozier, Eric John (1914–1994), opera producer and librettist, was born on 14 November 1914 in London, the son of John Crozier and his wife, Ethel Mary Wilson. Unhappy at University College School, Hampstead, Eric acquired his passion for drama at the local Everyman Theatre...

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Eric John Crozier (1914–1994) by Maria Austria, 1948 [[Left to right] , Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), and Sir (William) Tyrone Guthrie (1900-1971), discussing The Beggar's Opera] © reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Dean, Basil Herbert (1888–1978), theatre producer, was born on 27 September 1888 in Croydon, Surrey, the second son and second of the four children of Harding Hewar Dean, cigarette manufacturer, of Sanderstead, near Croydon, and his wife, Elizabeth Mary Winton. He was educated at ...

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Edwardes [formerly Edwards], George Joseph (1855–1915), musical theatre producer, was born at Cleethorpe Road, Clee, near Great Grimsby, on 8 October 1855, the eldest son in the family of four sons and three daughters of James Edwards, comptroller of customs, and his wife, ...

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Farley, Charles (1771–1859), actor and theatre producer, was born in London. He is said by John Doran to have appeared on stage at Covent Garden as early as 1782, but the first documented record of him is as Prince Edward in Richard III...

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Farrant, Richard (c. 1528–1580), musician and theatrical producer, is of unknown parentage. An upbringing in the music of the church may be presumed, since he occurs as a lay gentleman of the Chapel Royal by July 1553. He formed a close association with ...

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Fay, William George (1872–1947), actor and theatre producer, was born on 12 November 1872 in Dublin, the younger son of William Patrick Fay, a civil servant, and his wife, Martha, née Dowling. He was educated at Belvedere College, Dublin. Fay, with his brother ...

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Hulbert, John Norman [Jack] (1892–1978), actor and theatre producer, was born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, on 24 April 1892, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Henry Harper Hulbert MRCS LRCP and his wife, Lilian Mary Hinchliffe. His younger brother, Claude Noel Hulbert...