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Bainbridge, Dame Beryl Margaret (1932–2010), actress, writer, and artist  

Mark Bostridge

Bainbridge, Dame Beryl Margaret (1932–2010), actress, writer, and artist, was born on 21 November 1932 at 294 Menlove Avenue, Allerton, Liverpool, the younger child of Richard Bainbridge, commercial agent, and his wife, Winifred, née Baines. Her father was a self-made man who left school at ten, established himself successfully in business, but then went bankrupt as a result of the 1929 financial crash. His wife, who considered that her husband had married above himself, was disappointed and embittered by the family's reduced circumstances, and the young ...

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Bainbridge, Dame Beryl Margaret (1932–2010)  

Maker: Eamonn McCabe

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Dame Beryl Margaret Bainbridge (1932–2010) by Eamonn McCabe, 2002 © Eamonn McCabe

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Beningfield, Gordon George (1936–1998), wildlife and countryside artist, naturalist, and broadcaster  

Mark Bryant

Beningfield, Gordon George (1936–1998), wildlife and countryside artist, naturalist, and broadcaster, was born at his maternal grandmother’s house, 30 Neckinger, Bermondsey, London, on 31 October 1936, the elder son of George Robert Edward Beningfield (1907–1981), a Thames lighterman (and skilled amateur artist), and his wife ...

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Bone, Stephen (1904–1958), artist, writer, and broadcaster  

Sally Hunter

Bone, Stephen (1904–1958), artist, writer, and broadcaster, was born on 13 November 1904 in Chiswick, Middlesex, the first of two sons of the engraver Sir Muirhead Bone (1876–1953) and of Gertrude Helena Dodd (1876–1962), writer. His Scottish father's successful career as an engraver brought rigour rather than comfort to ...

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Boty [married name Goodwin], Pauline Veronica (1938–1966)  

Maker: Lewis Morley

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Pauline Veronica Boty (1938–1966), by Lewis Morley, 1958

Lewis Morley Archive /Science & Society PL

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Boty [married name Goodwin], Pauline Veronica (1938–1966), artist and actress  

Mark Stocker and Natalie Smith

Boty [married name Goodwin], Pauline Veronica (1938–1966), artist and actress, was born at 12 Dingwall Avenue, Croydon, south London, on 6 March 1938, the daughter of Albert Alexandre Auguste Boty (1906–1993), a chartered accountant born in Iran with Belgian ancestry, and his wife, ...

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Ellenshaw, Peter (1913–2007), special effects artist and landscape painter  

Brian Sibley

Ellenshaw, Peter (1913–2007), special effects artist and landscape painter, was born William Samuel Cook Ellenshaw at 76 Chatham Road, Battersea, London, on 24 May 1913, the son of Adeline Eyles. His mother was named on his birth certificate as Alice Ellenshaw, formerly Eyles...

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Fraser, (Claud) Lovat (1890–1921), artist and designer  

A. D. Rutherston

revised by Catherine Haill

Fraser, (Claud) Lovat (1890–1921), artist and designer, was born in London on 15 May 1890, the elder son of Claud Fraser (1862–1929), solicitor, and his wife, Florence Margaret Walsh (b. 1854), amateur harpist and watercolour artist. He was baptized Lovat Claud Fraser...

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Gilchrist [married name Fitzmaurice], Constance Macdonald, countess of Orkney [Connie] (1865–1946)  

Maker: W. & D. Downey

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Connie Gilchrist (1865–1946), by W. & D. Downey, 1886–1887

© National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gilchrist [married name Fitzmaurice], Constance Macdonald, countess of Orkney [Connie] (1865–1946), artist’s model, dancer, and actress  

Eilidh Innes

Gilchrist [married name Fitzmaurice], Constance Macdonald, countess of Orkney [Connie] (1865–1946), artist’s model, dancer, and actress, was born at 18 Winchester Street, Agar Town, London, on 23 January 1865, the youngest of five daughters of David Gilchrist (1818–1868...

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Green, (Phyllis) Pamela (1929–2010), model and actress  

Justin Smith

Green, (Phyllis) Pamela (1929–2010), model and actress, was born on 28 March 1929 at 209 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, the only child of Leonard Henry Green (1902–1971), architect, and his Dutch wife, Catherine Hermance, née Dagevos (1903–1985). She left school at fourteen. From 1945 to 1947 she attended ...

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Green, (Phyllis) Pamela (1929–2010)  

Maker: George Harrison Marks

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(Phyllis) Pamela Green (1929–2010) by George Harrison Marks, 1959-62 © estate of George Harrison Marks; image courtesy of Yahya El-Droubie

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Greene, William Friese- (1855–1921)  

Maker: William Greene

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William Friese- Greene (1855–1921) self-portrait, c. 1890 [series of facial expressions adopted for an experiment to analyse motion] NMPFT / Science & Society Picture Library

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Greene, William Friese- (1855–1921), developer of moving pictures and photographer  

Peter Carpenter

Greene, William Friese- (1855–1921), developer of moving pictures and photographer, was born as William Edward Green on 7 September 1855 at 68 College Street, Bristol, one of seven children of James Green (b. 1816), a metalworker and goldsmith, and his wife, Elizabeth Sage (...

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Grossmith, (Walter) Weedon (1854–1919), artist and actor  

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Hamermesh, Mira (1923–2012), painter and documentary film-maker  

David Herman

Hamermesh, Mira (1923–2012), painter and documentary film-maker, was born Mirjam Hamermesz in Łódź, Poland, on 15 July 1923, the third and youngest child of Josef Meir Hamermesz, manufacturer, and his wife, Fajga, née Lerer. Her brother, Mordechai, was born in 1918, and her sister, ...

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Hart, Norman Antony [Tony] (1925–2009), artist and television presenter  

Anthony Hayward

Hart, Norman Antony [Tony] (1925–2009), artist and television presenter, was born at 90 Hastings Road, Maidstone, Kent, on 15 October 1925, the son of Norman Chandler Hart (1890–1970), a local government clerk and amateur cartoonist, and his wife, Evelyn Emma, née Dyke (1897–1981)...

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Hart, Norman Antony [Tony] (1925–2009)  

Maker: T. Topsham

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Norman Antony Hart [Tony] (1925–2009) by T. Topsham, 1993 © TV Times / Scope Features

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May (née Golding), Betty (1894–1980)  

Maker: Angus Basil

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Betty May (1894–1980), by Angus Basil, 1920s

Ashley Basil/Flickr