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Forman, Stanley (1921–2013), film distributor and archivist  

Alan Burton

Forman, Stanley (1921–2013), film distributor and archivist, was born Israel Forminsky on 26 December 1921 at 22 Rupert Street, Whitechapel, London, the son of Isaac Forminsky, later Israel Forman, a tailor's baster who eventually setup his own successful tailoring business, and his wife, ...

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Gifford, Denis (1927–2000), cartoonist and film historian  

Mary Cadogan

Gifford, Denis (1927–2000), cartoonist and film historian, was born on 26 December 1927 at 1 Bampton Road, Forest Hill, London, the son of William Thomas Benjamin Gifford, a lithographic printer, and his wife, Amelia Emma Rachel, née Hutchings. From his early pre-school years he showed his talent for drawing, and he claimed that from the age of three he had begun to collect and cherish comics. He was educated in ...

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Halliwell, (Robert James) Leslie (1929–1989), film buyer and encyclopaedist  

Anne Pimlott Baker

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Halliwell, (Robert James) Leslie (1929–1989), film buyer and encyclopaedist, was born on 23 February 1929 in Bolton, Lancashire, the youngest child by thirteen years and only son in the family of three children of James Halliwell, cotton spinner, of Bolton, and his wife, ...

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Jones, Terence Graham Parry [Terry] (1942–2020), comedian, film director, and historian  

Graham McCann

Jones, Terence Graham Parry [Terry] (1942–2020), comedian, film director, and historian, was born on 1 February 1942 at Tandderwen nursing home, Colwyn, north Wales, the younger son of Alick George Parry Jones (1907–1979), a bank clerk then serving as an aircraftsman second class in ...

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Manvell, (Arnold) Roger (1909–1987), film critic and historian  

Rachael Low

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Manvell, (Arnold) Roger (1909–1987), film critic and historian, was born on 10 October 1909 at St Barnabas vicarage, Leicester, the only child of the Revd Arnold Edward William Manvell, later canon of Peterborough Cathedral, and his wife, Gertrude Theresa Baines. He was educated at ...

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Pope, Walter James Macqueen- (1888–1960), theatre manager and historian  

Mark Pottle

Pope, Walter James Macqueen- (1888–1960), theatre manager and historian, was born in Farnham, Surrey, on 11 April 1888, the elder son of Walter George Pope, hop factor, and his wife, Frederika Macqueen. He was proud of his theatrical connections, a great-aunt several times removed having been the celebrated ...

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Shipman, David Herbert (1932–1996), film historian  

James Fergusson

Shipman, David Herbert (1932–1996), film historian, was born on 4 November 1932 at Lyndale, Waldemar Avenue, Upper Hellesdon, Norwich, the younger child and only son of Alfred Herbert Shipman (1898–1981), a commercial traveller in electrical appliances, and his wife, Ethel May Deakes (1903–1988)...

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Sinclair, Andrew Annandale (1935–2019), historian, novelist, and film director  

Steve Chibnall

Sinclair, Andrew Annandale (1935–2019), historian, novelist, and film director, was born on 21 January 1935 at the Radcliffe Maternity Home, Oxford, the younger son of Stanley Charles Sinclair (1905–1975), an assistant commissioner in the Gold Coast police, later a commissioner in the ...

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Walker, William (1840–1931), folklorist  

Ian A. Olson

Walker, William (1840–1931), folklorist, was born in Aberdeen, the son of James Walker from Old Deer, Aberdeenshire, who was a Chartist and one of the last hand-loom weavers, and his wife, Mary, née Dingwall, who was originally from Strath Kildonan in Sutherland. His education appears to have finished when he left ...