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Black, Cilla [real name Priscilla White] (1943–2015)  

Maker: Terry O'Neill

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Cilla Black (1943–2015), by Terry O'Neill, 1990s

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Black, Cilla [real name Priscilla White] (1943–2015), singer and television presenter  

Johnny Rogan

Black, Cilla [real name Priscilla White] (1943–2015), singer and television presenter, was born on 27 May 1943 at 380 Scotland Road, Liverpool, the daughter of John Patrick White (1904–1971), dock labourer, and his wife, Priscilla, née Blythen (1911–1996...

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Chappell, Herbert Reginald [Bert] (1934–2019), composer and television producer  

Humphrey Burton

Chappell, Herbert Reginald [Bert] (1934–2019), composer and television producer, was born on 18 March 1934 at the General Hospital in Bristol, the son of Reginald Herbert Chappell (1904–1934), a stationer’s warehouseman who died three days before Bert was born, suffering from a severe ear infection, and his wife ...

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Chesney, Ronald [real name René Lucien Cadier] (1920–2018), harmonica player and scriptwriter scriptwriter  

Anthony Hayward

Chesney, Ronald [real name René Lucien Cadier] (1920–2018), harmonica player and scriptwriter, was born on 4 May 1920 at 224 High Street, Lewisham, London, the younger son and youngest of three children of French parents, (Joseph) Marius Cadier (1884–1965), a Huguenot silk trader, and his wife, ...

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Cooper, Joseph Elliott Needham (1912–2001)  

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Joseph Elliott Needham Cooper (1912–2001) by unknown photographer, 1953 The Times / NI Syndication

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Cooper, Joseph Elliott Needham (1912–2001), musician and broadcaster  

Stephen Follows

Cooper, Joseph Elliott Needham (1912–2001), musician and broadcaster, was born on 7 October 1912, at Southdene, Southfield Road, Westbury-on-Trym, near Bristol, the youngest of the three children of Wilfrid Needham Cooper, manager of the Westbury branch of the National Provincial Bank, and his wife, ...

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Cotton, William Edward [Billy] (1899–1969), bandleader and radio and television broadcaster  

Anthony Wills

Cotton, William Edward [Billy] (1899–1969), bandleader and radio and television broadcaster, was born on 27 May 1899 at 31 New Tothill Street, Westminster, London, the youngest of the ten children of Joseph Cotton, a water turncock, and his wife, Susan Harmer. He was educated at ...

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Cotton, William Edward [Billy] (1899–1969)  

Maker: Yousuf Karsh

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William Edward Cotton (1899–1969) by Yousuf Karsh Karsh / Camera Press, London

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Culshaw, John Royds (1924–1980), record producer and television executive  

Peter Martland

Culshaw, John Royds (1924–1980), record producer and television executive, was born on 28 May 1924 at 47 Lethbridge Road, Southport, Lancashire, one of at least two children of Percy Ellis Culshaw, banker's clerk, and his wife, Dorothy Royds. He attended first the Merchant Taylors' School...

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Dove, Evelyn Mary (1902–1987), singer and actress  

Stephen Bourne

Dove, Evelyn Mary (1902–1987), singer and actress, was born on 11 January 1902 at the Lying-in Hospital, Endell Street, London, the daughter of Francis Dove (d. 1949), a barrister born in Sierra Leone, and his English wife, Augusta, née Winchester. Francis Dove...

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Dove, Evelyn Mary (1902–1987)  

Maker: Macari

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Evelyn Mary Dove (1902–1987) by Macari collection of Stephen Bourne

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Driver, Betty Mary (1920–2011), singer and actress  

Stephen Bourne

Driver, Betty Mary (1920–2011), singer and actress, was born on 20 May 1920 at the nursing home at 11 Prebend Street, Leicester, the elder daughter of Frederick Andrew Driver (1895–1970), police constable, and his wife, Nellie, née Bridgeford (1898–1954). At the time of her birth registration her parents lived at ...

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Driver, Betty Mary (1920–2011)  

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Betty Mary Driver (1920–2011) by unknown photographer, 1970s © ITV / Rex Features

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Drummond, Sir John Richard Gray (1934–2006), television producer, broadcaster, and music administrator  

Humphrey Burton

Drummond, Sir John Richard Gray (1934–2006), television producer, broadcaster, and music administrator, was born on 25 November 1934 at 64 Holland Park, London, the only child of Archibald Richard George Drummond, a tone-deaf Scottish master mariner, and his wife, Esther Wynne, née Pickering...

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Drummond, Sir John Richard Gray (1934–2006)  

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Sir John Richard Gray Drummond (1934–2006) by unknown photographer, 1984 © BBC

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Faith, Adam (1940–2003), singer and actor  

Spencer Leigh

Faith, Adam (1940–2003), singer and actor, was born Terence Nelhams Wright on 23 June 1940 at 4 Churchfield Road East, Acton, London, the third of five children of Alfred Richard (Alf) Wright (later Nelhams), coach driver, and Ellen May (Nell) Nelhams, cleaner. He was brought up on a council estate in ...

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Faith, Adam (1940–2003)  

Maker: Norman Parkinson

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Adam Faith (1940–2003) by Norman Parkinson, 1962 © Norman Parkinson Archive; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fletcher, Cyril Trevellian (1913–2005), comedian and impresario actress, singer, and scriptwriter  

Michael Pointon

Fletcher, Cyril Trevellian (1913–2005), comedian and impresario, was born on 25 June 1913 at Dunoon, Hagden Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire, the only son and younger child of George Trevellian Fletcher, deputy town clerk of Watford, and his wife, Maude Mary, née Ginger. Both parents were keen on amateur dramatics. He attended a preparatory school in ...

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Heath, (Seifield) Gordon (1918–1991), actor and folk-singer  

Stephen Bourne

Heath, (Seifield) Gordon (1918–1991), actor and folk-singer, was born on 20 September 1918 in New York city, the son of Cyril Gordon Heath, originally from Barbados, and his wife, Hattie, née Hopper. He was educated at the City College of New York. His early stage roles included ...

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Heath, (Seifield) Gordon (1918–1991)  

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(Seifield) Gordon Heath (1918–1991) by unknown photographer collection of Stephen Bourne