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Bukht, (Mirza) Michael John [pseud. Michael Barry] (1941–2011), broadcasting executive, television presenter, and cookery writer  

Michael Leapman

Bukht, (Mirza) Michael John [pseud. Michael Barry] (1941–2011), broadcasting executive, television presenter, and cookery writer, was born on 10 September 1941 at Ynysarwed Farm, Resolven, Glamorgan, the elder son of Mirza Jawan Bukht (1908–1973), an Indian (later a Pakistani) diplomat, and his wife, ...

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Floyd, Keith (1943–2009)  

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Keith Floyd (1943–2009) by Inge Yspeert, 1990s © Inge Yspeert / Corbis

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Floyd, Keith (1943–2009), restaurateur, food writer, and broadcaster  

Paul Levy

Floyd, Keith (1943–2009), restaurateur, food writer, and broadcaster, was born at Folly Farm, Sulhamstead, Berkshire, on 28 December 1943, the younger child and only son of Sydney Albert Floyd (1915–1985), a meter repairman for the electricity board, and his wife, Winifred Phyllis Lorraine, ...

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Gatti family (per. 1847–1981), restaurateurs, theatre owners, and entrepreneurs  

Peter Barber

Gatti family (per. 1847–1981), restaurateurs, theatre owners, and entrepreneurs, came to prominence with Carlo Gatti (1817–1878), who was born into a patrician family in the frazione (district) of Marogno in Dongio, Val di Blenio, Ticino, Switzerland, on 27 July 1817, the youngest of four sons and three daughters of ...

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Gye, Frederick, the elder (1781–1869), tea dealer and proprietor of Vauxhall Gardens  

Douglas A. Reid

Gye, Frederick, the elder (1781–1869), tea dealer and proprietor of Vauxhall Gardens, was by 1806 a printer in partnership with G. Balne at 7 Union Court, Broad Street, in the City of London, where, having secured the contract for printing state lottery tickets, he made a profitable living. ...

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Patten [née Brown], (Hilda Elsie) Marguerite (1915–2015), cookery writer and broadcaster  

Paul Levy

Patten [née Brown], (Hilda Elsie) Marguerite (1915–2015), cookery writer and broadcaster, was born at 32 Ringwood Road, Bath, on 4 November 1915, the eldest of three children of Wallace Henry Brown (1890–1928), master printer, and his wife ...

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Marguerite Patten (1915–2015), by unknown photographer, 1954

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Petty, Florence (1870–1948), cookery writer and broadcaster  

Blake Perkins

Petty, Florence (1870–1948), cookery writer and broadcaster, was born at 70 Bridge Street, Montrose, Forfar, on 1 December 1870, the second daughter and fourth of seven children of David James Petty (1836–1895), a timber merchant's clerk, and his wife, Jane Norris, née Levie (1835/6–1891)...

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Rank, (Joseph) Arthur, Baron Rank (1888–1972), flour miller and film-maker  

Richard Davenport-Hines

Rank, (Joseph) Arthur, Baron Rank (1888–1972), flour miller and film-maker, was born on 22 December 1888, at Chesnut Villas, Holderness Road, Drypool, near Kingston upon Hull, the youngest of three sons and sixth of eight children of Joseph Rank (1854–1943), and his wife, ...

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Rank, (Joseph) Arthur, Baron Rank (1888–1972)  

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(Joseph) Arthur Rank, Baron Rank (1888–1972) by Yousuf Karsh, 1949 © Karsh / Camera Press, London; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Rhodes, Gary (1960–2019), chef and broadcaster  

Anthony Hayward

Rhodes, Gary (1960–2019), chef and broadcaster, was born in Dulwich Hospital, London, on 22 April 1960, the second of three children of Gordon Rhodes, a clerk for an oil refiner, later a school caretaker, and his wife Jean, née Ferris. He had an elder brother, ...

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Rhodes, Gary (1960–2019)  

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Gary Rhodes (1960–2019), by Gemma Levine, 1995

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Winner, (Robert) Michael (1935–2013), film-maker and food critic  

Andrew H. Spicer

Winner, (Robert) Michael (1935–2013), film-maker and food critic, was born on 30 October 1935 at 40 Belsize Grove, Hampstead, London, the only child of George Joseph Winner (1907–1972), businessman, and his wife, Helen, née Zlota (1906–1984), who was born in Praszka, Poland. His paternal grandfather was a Russian Jew who became a naturalized British citizen in 1910 and set up a successful clothing business. ...

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(Robert) Michael Winner (1935–2013) by unknown photographer, 1960s © Getty Images

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Wright, Clarissa Dickson (1947–2014), cook and television presenter  

Paul Levy

Wright, Clarissa Dickson (1947–2014), cook and television presenter, was born on 24 June 1947 at the London Clinic, 20 Devonshire Place, London, the youngest of four children (three daughters and one son) of Arthur (Dicky) Dickson Wright (1897–1976), a prominent surgeon whose patients included the ...