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Atwell, (Una) Winifred (c. 1913–1983), pianist and entertainer  

Stephen Bourne

Atwell, (Una) Winifred (c. 1913–1983), pianist and entertainer, was born on 27 April c.1913 in Jubilee Street, Tunapuna, near Port of Spain, Trinidad, the only child of a chemist, Frederick Monroe Atwell (d. 1958), and a district nurse, Sarah Elizabeth (...

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(Una) Winifred Atwell (c. 1913–1983) by unknown photographer, 1957 collection of Stephen Bourne

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Bowman [née Bradford], Laura (1881–1957), musical entertainer  

Jeffrey Green and Rainer E. Lotz

Bowman [née Bradford], Laura (1881–1957), musical entertainer, was born in Quincy, Illinois, USA, on 3 October 1881, the daughter of Charles Bradford (c.1850–c.1915), bartender, and his wife, Lois Adelaide, née Yeates (c.1850–1912). After being taken by her aunt for an education in ...

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Bygraves, Walter William [Max] (1922–2012), singer and entertainer  

Patrick Humphries

Bygraves, Walter William [Max] (1922–2012), singer and entertainer, was born on 16 October 1922 at 7 Rye Buildings, Rotherhithe, London, the son of Henry Bygraves, dock labourer and professional boxer, and his wife, Lilian May, née McDonnell. He was brought up in a part of ...

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Carr, Pearl Lavinia (1921–2020), singer and entertainer  

Spencer Leigh

Carr, Pearl Lavinia (1921–2020), singer and entertainer, was born at 23 Egremont Road, Withycombe Raleigh, Exmouth, Devon, on 2 November 1921, the daughter of Thomas Horace Carr, a fish merchant and poulterer who later owned a fish and chip shop, and his wife, ...

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Corvan, Edward [Ned] (1830–1865), entertainer and songwriter  

Roy Palmer

Corvan, Edward [Ned] (1830–1865), entertainer and songwriter, was born in Liverpool of Irish parents, but was brought up from the age of four in Newcastle upon Tyne. Three years after the move his father, Matthew Corvan, a mason, died, and the young Corvan...

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Ellis, Glyn Geoffrey [performing name Wayne Fontana] (1945–2020), singer and entertainer  

Spencer Leigh

Ellis, Glyn Geoffrey [performing name Wayne Fontana] (1945–2020), singer and entertainer, was born on 29 October 1945 at 272 Mount Road, Levenshulme, Manchester, the son of John Richard Ellis (1906–1968), a dairy checker, and his wife, Mildred, née Waddacor...

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Errol, Bert [real name Isaac Whitehouse] (1883–1949), singer and female impersonator  

Frances Gray

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...

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Dorris Celia Henderson (1929–2005), by David Redfern, 1965

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Henderson [née Hankerson], Dorris Celia (1929–2005), singer and entertainer  

Ken Hunt

Henderson [née Hankerson], Dorris Celia (1929–2005), singer and entertainer, was born on 2 February 1929 in Lakeland, Florida, USA, the daughter of David Hankerson, a railroad labourer and, later, minister, and his wife Willie Mae. Her uncle Alvin Hankerson, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida...

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Kaye [Quaye], Cab [real name Augustus Nii-Lante Kwamlah Quaye] (1921–2000), musician, singer, and entertainer  

Val Wilmer

Kaye [Quaye], Cab [real name Augustus Nii-Lante Kwamlah Quaye] (1921–2000), musician, singer, and entertainer, was born at 53 Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London, on 3 September 1921, the only son and elder of the two children of Caleb Jonas Quaye (Ga name Kobla Quaye), (...

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Dame Vera Lynn (1917–2020), by unknown photographer, 1942

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Lynn, Dame Vera [real name Vera Margaret Welch; married name Lewis] (1917–2020), singer and entertainer  

Christina Baade

Lynn, Dame Vera [real name Vera Margaret Welch; married name Lewis] (1917–2020), singer and entertainer, was born at 3 Thackeray Road, East Ham, London, on 20 March 1917, the younger child of Bertram Samuel Welch (1883–1955) and his wife, ...

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Mills [née Jordan], Gladys [performing name Mrs Mills] (1918–1978), pianist and popular entertainer  

Stephen Bourne

Mills [née Jordan], Gladys [performing name Mrs Mills] (1918–1978), pianist and popular entertainer, was born on 29 August 1918 at 154 Beckton Road, Silvertown, Newham, Essex. She was the daughter of a Metropolitan police officer, Samuel Jordan, and his wife, Minnie Dixon...

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(George) Anthony Newley (1931–1999) by David Redfern photograph David Redfern / Redferns

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Newley, (George) Anthony (1931–1999), entertainer and songwriter  

Michael Coveney

Newley, (George) Anthony (1931–1999), entertainer and songwriter, was born on 24 September 1931 at 230 High Street, Hackney, London, the son of (Frances) Grace Newley, of Clapton Park, London. His father (whom he did not know as a child) was a local builder. At a later stage ...

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Henry Russell (1812?–1900) by Claude Jacquand, 1841 private collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London