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Beverley, Joy (1924–2015), singer  

Roger Philip Mellor

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Beverley, Joy (1924–2015), singer, was born Joycelyn Victoria Barbara Chinery at 160 Devons Road, Bromley by Bow, London, on 4 May 1924, the eldest daughter of George Arthur Chinery (1894–1962) and his wife, Victoria Alice, née Miles (1897–1989), variety artists billed as ...

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Beverley, Joy (1924–2015)  

Maker: David Wedgbury

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Joy Beverley (1924–2015), by David Wedgbury, 1960 [L-R Joy Beverley, Teddie Beverley, Babs Beverley]

© National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gray, Dolores (1924–2002), singer and actress  

Paul Webb

Gray, Dolores (1924–2002), singer and actress, was born on 7 June 1924 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Her father, who never really featured in her life, left her mother, Barbara, in 1926, and died some five years later. Barbara, a classic stage mother, believed her daughter was destined for stardom, and when the marriage broke up took ...

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Hall [married name Hall-Hicks], Adelaide Louise Estelle (1901–1993), jazz and cabaret singer  

Stephen Bourne

Hall [married name Hall-Hicks], Adelaide Louise Estelle (1901–1993), jazz and cabaret singer, was born on 20 October 1901 in Brooklyn, New York, the elder daughter of William Arthur Hall, a piano and singing teacher at the Pratt Institute, New York, of African-American and Dutch descent, and his wife, ...

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Hall, Adelaide Louise Estelle (1901–1993)  

Maker: Walery

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Adelaide Louise Estelle Hall (1901–1993) by Walery, c. 1930 Getty Images – Walery

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Hutchinson, Leslie Arthur Julien [performing name Hutch] (1900–1969), cabaret entertainer  

Stephen Bourne

Hutchinson, Leslie Arthur Julien [performing name Hutch] (1900–1969), cabaret entertainer, was born on 7 March 1900 on the Caribbean island of Grenada, the son of George Hutchinson and Marianne Simm Turnbull; he was of mixed African, Caribbean, Indian, Scottish, and French ancestry. His father, a local businessman (a hatter and dry-goods merchant), played the organ in church, and ...

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Hutchinson, Leslie Arthur Julien [Hutch] (1900–1969)  

Maker: Paul Tanqueray

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Leslie Arthur Julien Hutchinson [Hutch] (1900–1969) by Paul Tanqueray © Estate of Paul Tanqueray; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mercer, Mabel [real name Mabel Wadham] (1900–1984), cabaret singer  

Howard Rye

Mercer, Mabel [real name Mabel Wadham] (1900–1984), cabaret singer, was born on 3 February 1900 at 30 James Street, Burton upon Trent, the daughter of Emily Mabel Wadham (b. 1879), variety artiste, who was the daughter of the painter Benjamin Braffet Wadham...

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Mercer, Mabel (1900–1984)  

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Mabel Mercer (1900–1984) by unknown photographer photograph Michael Ochs Archives / Redferns

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Shelley [née Milsom], Lilian (1892–c.1934)  

Maker: Jacob Epstein

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Lilian Shelley (1892–c.1934), by Jacob Epstein, 1920

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP/Wikipedia

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Shelley [née Milsom], Lilian (1892–c.1934), music hall and cabaret singer, artists’ model, and novelist  

Richard Weight

Shelley [née Milsom], Lilian (1892–c.1934), music hall and cabaret singer, artists’ model, and novelist, was born Lilian Milsom on 6 June 1892 in a sixteenth-century pub, the Three Sugar Loaves, at 2 Christmas Steps, Bristol, the daughter of Albert Milsom...