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Alfred Fagon (1937–1986), by Andra Nelki
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Fagon, Alfred (1937–1986), actor, playwright, and poet, was born on 25 June 1937 in Clarendon, Jamaica, where his parents were smallholders and also kept a post office and store. He had eight brothers and two sisters. After leaving school at thirteen he worked with his father as a cultivator on his orange plantation....
Goodison, Benjamin (c. 1700–1767), cabinet-maker and undertaker, is of unknown parentage, although the surname is common in south Yorkshire. His occupation is first recorded in September 1719 when he signed for £500 from Sarah, duchess of Marlborough, for his master the London cabinet-maker ...
Sassoon, Vidal (1928–2012), hairdresser, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, was born on 17 January 1928 at 101 Shepherd's Bush Road, Hammersmith, London, the son of Jack Sassoon, a carpet dealer, originally from Salonika, Greece, and his East End-born wife, Betty, née Belinsky (1900–1997), both Sephardic Jews. After his parents' separation in 1931 his mother found it difficult to bring up ...
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Sharples, James (1825–1893), blacksmith and artist, was born on 4 September 1825 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, one of the thirteen children of James Sharples (c.1793–1855), blacksmith and wrought iron worker, and his wife, Margaret (c.1797–1854). Both Sharples's grandfathers were blacksmiths, and ...
Welland, Colin (real name Colin Edward Williams) (1934–2015), actor, playwright, and screenwriter, was born on 4 July 1934 in Liverpool Maternity Hospital, the second child of John Arthur (Jack) Williams (1906–1955), a crane driver on the docks, and his wife, ...