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Edward Alleyn (1566–1626) by unknown artist by permission of the Trustees of Dulwich Picture Gallery

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Alleyn, Edward (1566–1626), actor, theatre entrepreneur, and founder of Dulwich College, was born on 1 September 1566 in the London parish of St Botolph without Bishopsgate, 'near Devonshire House, where now is the sign of the Pye'. He was baptized the following day in the parish church, the son of ...

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Bedingfeild [née Draper], Anne (1560–1641), theatre landlord and benefactor, was born in August 1560, the daughter of John Draper (d. 1576) and his wife, Margery, née Wilkes (d. 1600/01), of the parish of St Dunstan-in-the-West, London. Her father was a rich city brewer who owned various freehold properties in the ...

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Castle, Roy (1932–1994), entertainer and charity campaigner, was born on 31 August 1932 in Holme Valley Memorial Hospital, Holmfirth, West Riding of Yorkshire, the only child of Hubert Castle, an insurance agent, and his wife, Eliza Alice Swallow, a mill worker. His childhood was spent in ...

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Conti, Italia Emily Stella (1873–1946), actress and founder of the Italia Conti academy of theatre arts, was born on 9 September 1873 at 265 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, the eldest child of Luigi Conti (d. 1884), lyric singer, and his wife, Emily Mary (1844–1914)...

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Dutton, Emily Courtier- [known as Mrs Charles L. Carson; performing name Kittie Claremont] (1862?–1919), theatrical philanthropist, was, according to the age recorded on her death certificate, born in 1862 or 1863, though other sources point to dates as early as 1852/3 (...

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Elsie Fogerty (1865–1945) by Reginald Grenville Eves, 1937 © reserved; reproduced by courtesy of Central School of Speech and Drama, Embassy Theatre, London

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Fogerty, Elsie (1865–1945), founder and principal of the Central School of Speech and Drama, was born at Sydenham, London, on 16 December 1865, the daughter of Joseph Fogerty (d. 1899), engineer and architect, of Dublin, and his wife, Hannah Cochrane (d...

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Gray [married name Rix], Elspet Jeans MacGregor-, Lady Rix [known as Elspet Gray] (1929–2013), actress and charity campaigner, was born on 12 April 1929 at 35 Southside Road, Inverness, the daughter of James MacGregor-Gray (1896–1954), bank official, and his wife, Elspet Eleanor, ...

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Kelly, Mary Elfreda (1888–1951), founder of the Village Drama Society, was born on 25 March 1888 at Salcombe vicarage, Devon, the second of the four children of the Revd Maitland Kelly (1842–1929), from 1900 squire of Kelly, Devon, and his second wife, Elfreda Blanche Carey (...

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Lipton [married name Farris], Cecilia May [Celia] (1923–2011), singer, actress, and philanthropist, was born on 25 December 1923 at 73 Leamington Terrace, Edinburgh, the only child of Sidney (later Sydney) John Lipton (1904–1995), violinist and band leader, and his wife, May Johnston, ...