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Coates, Edith Mary (1905–1983), singer and actress, was born on 31 May 1905 at 5 Ashlin Grove, Lincoln, the daughter of Percy Coates, commercial traveller and watch repairer, and his wife Eleanor, née Allen. Having studied at Trinity College of Music, London, with ...

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Green, Martyn [real name William Martin Green] (1899–1975), actor and singer, was born on 22 April 1899 at 42 Pennard Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London, the third of four children of William Green (1868–1920), concert tenor, and his wife, Sarah Ann, ...

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Lely, Durward [real name James Lyall] (1852–1944), singer and actor, was born on 2 September 1852 in Glover Street, Arbroath, the second son of William Lyall (1822/3–1898), stonemason and estate manager, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Dorward...

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Poole, Elizabeth [married name Bacon] (1820–1906), singer and actress, was born in Adam Street, Marylebone, London, on 5 April 1820, the youngest daughter of the architect John Lidbury Poole (bap. 1783, d. 1845), who supervised construction of the Royal Mint...

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Elizabeth Poole (1820–1906), by Southwell Brothers, 1860s

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Pounds, Charles Curtice (Courtice) (1861–1927), singer and actor, was born on 30 May 1861 at 21 Moreton Place, Pimlico, London, the eldest of five children and only son of Charles Pounds (1833–1903), builder, and his wife, Mary Ann Jane, ...

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Wallace, Ian Bryce (1919–2009), singer, actor, and broadcaster, was born on 10 July 1919 at 17 Manchester Street, Marylebone, London, the only child of Scottish parents, Sir John Wallace (1868–1949), industrialist and Liberal MP for Dunfermline Burghs, knighted in 1935, and his wife ...