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Florrie Desmond (1905–1993) by Dorothy Wilding, 1930s © Tom Hustler / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Desmond, Florrie [real name Florence Elizabeth Dawson] (1905–1993), actor and impersonator, was born Florence Elizabeth Dawson on 31 May 1905 at 64 Bride Street, Lower Holloway, London, the daughter of George Dawson, a bootmaker who loved the theatre, and his wife, Ada Baker...

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Bert Errol (1883–1949) by unknown photographer, c. 1930 Getty Images

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Errol, Bert [real name Isaac Whitehouse] (1883–1949), singer and female impersonator, was born on 11 August 1883 at 106 Aston Road, Aston, Birmingham, the son of Isaac Whitehouse, brass lock founder, and his wife, Elizabeth Griffiths. He began his career in Birmingham...