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Black, Cilla [real name Priscilla White] (1943–2015), singer and television presenter, was born on 27 May 1943 at 380 Scotland Road, Liverpool, the daughter of John Patrick White (1904–1971), dock labourer, and his wife, Priscilla, née Blythen (1911–1996...

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Cilla Black (1943–2015), by Terry O'Neill, 1990s

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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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Ivor Cutler (1923–2006) by Angela Deane-Drummond, 1974 Getty Images

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Cutler, Ivor (1923–2006), humorist and singer, was born Isadore Cutler on 15 January 1923 at 3 Ralston Drive, Govan, Glasgow, the second son and third of five children of Jack Morris Cutler, draper and jeweller, and his wife, Paulina (Polly), née Goldberg. Both his parents were Jewish, and had arrived in ...

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Driver, Betty Mary (1920–2011), singer and actress, was born on 20 May 1920 at the nursing home at 11 Prebend Street, Leicester, the elder daughter of Frederick Andrew Driver (1895–1970), police constable, and his wife, Nellie, née Bridgeford (1898–1954). At the time of her birth registration her parents lived at ...

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Betty Mary Driver (1920–2011) by unknown photographer, 1970s © ITV / Rex Features

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Dury, Ian Robins (1942–2000), popular singer, songwriter, and actor, was born on 12 May 1942 at 43 Weald Rise, Harrow Weald, Harrow, Middlesex, the only child of William George Dury (d. 1968) and Margaret Cuthbertson (Peggy) Dury, formerly Walker (d. 1995)...

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Adam Faith (1940–2003) by Norman Parkinson, 1962 © Norman Parkinson Archive; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Faith, Adam (1940–2003), singer and actor, was born Terence Nelhams Wright on 23 June 1940 at 4 Churchfield Road East, Acton, London, the third of five children of Alfred Richard (Alf) Wright (later Nelhams), coach driver, and Ellen May (Nell) Nelhams, cleaner. He was brought up on a council estate in ...

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Jones, David Thomas [Davy] (1945–2012), singer and actor, was born on 30 December 1945 at St Mary's Hospital, Manchester, the son of Thomas Harry Jones (d. 1968), a locomotive fitter, and his wife, Doris, née Whitehead. At the time of his birth registration his parents lived at ...

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Patricia Kirkwood (1921–2007) by Anthony Buckley Camera Press London

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Kirkwood, Patricia [Pat] (1921–2007), actress and singer, was born on 24 February 1921 at 6 Seedley Terrace, Pendleton, Salford, Lancashire, the elder child and only daughter of William Kirkwood, a shipping clerk of Scottish descent, and his wife, Norah, née Carr. Her mother had theatrical ambitions for ...

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Lind, Letty [real name Letitia Elizabeth Rudge] (1861–1923), actress and dancer, was born Letitia Elizabeth Rudge on 21 December 1861, at her father's residence, Back 159, Irving Street, Birmingham. Letty was the eldest daughter in the family of five daughters and three sons of ...

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Letty Lind (1861–1923) by Alfred Ellis, pubd 1897 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Thackray, John Philip [Jake] (1938–2002), singer and songwriter, was born on 27 February 1938 at the maternity hospital, Leeds, Yorkshire, the son of Ernest Thackray, police constable, and his wife, Ivy May, née Armitage, both of 2 Park View Terrace, Rawdon, Leeds. Educated at a Jesuit school, ...

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John Philip Thackray (1938–2002) by David Magnus, 1968 David Magnus / Rex Features

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Joan Theresa Turner (1922–2009) by Peter Elinskas, 1966 © Peter Elinskas / Associated Newspapers / Rex Features

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Turner, Joan Theresa (1922–2009), comic singer and impressionist, was born on 24 November 1922 at 2 Eglinton Street, Belfast, the daughter of Leonard Alfred Turner, a corporal in the British Army, and his wife, Helen Mary (Ellen), née Charlesson. At the time of her birth registration her parents lived at ...

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Zavaroni, Lena Hilda (1963–1999), popular singer and entertainer, was born on 4 November 1963 at the Rankin Memorial Hospital, Greenock, Renfrewshire, the first of two daughters of Victor Alfredo Zavaroni and his wife, Hilda Catherine, née Jordan (d. 1989), who owned a fish and chip shop in their home town, ...