1918 - 1978
Portuguese-born, Scots-raised, a character actor who made many film and television appearances. Had a role in the popular 1953 TV series 'The Quatermass Experiment' and appeared in many series including 'Dial 999' with Robert Beatty (qv).
1913 - 2006
Actor who appeared on stage, in films, television and radio. On radio he played Bob Dale for a time in the soap 'Mrs Dale's Diary'. Also in 'The Dickie Henderson Show' and various television series. A TV announcer and in many TV plays.
1897 - 1980
Scots-born actor who appeared in numerous films and stage plays. Best known for his role as Private Frazer in BBC TV's 'Dad's Army' (1968-1977). Seen mainly in character parts on TV and in films, he also performed Shakesperian roles on stage and film.
1926 - 2002
Actress who appeared in many roles in British films and made many TV appearances including some in US series after moving to America in 1966.
Actress who appeared on stage, film and in TV plays and the series 'The Odd Man' in 1962. Later became a television producer.
1900 - 1966
Actor who made many films and was often on radio and TV including an episode of 'The Likely Lads' first series on BBC2.
1904 - 1969
Actor who made his name on the stage and in films and also appeared on TV. In 1956 was in an early ITV sitcom, 'My Husband And I' with his wife Evelyn Laye (qv).
1900 - 1996
Successful on stage, initially in musical comedies, she also acted in many plays and appeared on TV, becoming a stalwart of the theatre and continuing her career into her nineties.
1916 - 1995
Scots-born vocalist with dance bands and solo on stage and on radio before appearing on 'Breakfast With Braden' as a singer and comedian. On TV in 'Teleclub' and 'How Do You View' in 1953 and 'Friends And Neighbours' the followng year and in 'After Hours' (1958) and 'All Square' (1966) on ITV.
1908 - 1981
Actor who was best known for his many film roles, especially as 'M' in the James bond films, but who also broadcast frequently on radio and TV.
1922 - 1976
Stage actress who starred in films and appeared on TV both here and in America.
1910 - 1972
Actor who played character roles in films and on TV. In 'Ray's A Laugh' on radio and the long-running 'Boyd QC' on TV from 1956 to 1964.
1919 - 1984
Actor who played Flying Officer Kite in radio's 'Merry-Go-Round' in 1947. Introduced the early 1950s children's TV show 'Whirligig' and appeared in a number of films.
1910 - 1968
Canadian-born and a former Canadian radio announcer who set up his touring stage show, Carroll Levis and His Discoveries, which was aired on TV in 1954 as 'The Carroll Levis Show'. The show introduced new talent, each show having a winner chosen by audience response in the form of applause measured by the 'Clapometer'.
Canadian-born singer who broadcast and recorded in the UK. Appeared on TV with Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan (both qv) in 'The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d', 'Son Of Fred' and 'A Show Called Fred' in 1956.
1919 - 2009
Formed his first band at seventeen and broadcast many times. Inspired by Stan Kenton he included progressive jazz in his musical repertoire. Later became a booking agent for show business performers.
1923 - 2007
South African-born, originally a stage actress who appeared in films and on television in plays and in 'The Whitehall Worrier' in 1966 and 'The Very Merry Widow' in 1967 and in panel games. Was in the first series of 'Hancock's Half Hour' on radio on which she made many other appearances.
1906 - 1976
Welsh-born actor who appeared on stage and in many films. A regular in television and radio drama.
1913 - 1987
Character actor whose first broadcast was in a Will Hay series and he played Robert in 'Just William'. Starred in 'Comedy Corner' on child-ren's TV in 1952
Made her TV debut in 'Heidi' in a BBC children's series in 1953. In the ITV comedy series 'Don't tell Father' in 1959. The daughter of Margaret Lockwood (qv) she also acted in several films.
1916 - 1990
Indian-born (in Karachi, now Pakistan) actress who became a major box-office success in the 1940s. Television appearances from the 1950s include 'The Flying Swan'.
1923 - 1976
Conducted orch-estras for many shows on radio and television and composed some film scores.
1928 - 2001
Scots-born comedian, part of a showbusiness family he began in radio in Scotland with 'It's All Yours', and his stage shows won him lasting acclaim. Brother of singer Annie Ross (qv).
1887 - 1961
Began as a stage actor and first appeared on TV in 'The Wind Of Heaven' in 1947. Also in 'Quatermass II' in 1955 and many film parts.
1909 - 1990
Studied music and played with dance orchestras, forming his own band in 1930, broadcasting on radio in the 1930s. Many radio and television appearances and remained popular into the 1980s.
South African-born singer who sang with dance bands, including Ted Heath (qv). Made records and appeared in variety and on radio and TV.
1925 - 2016
Actor who made many films and TV appearances, including the popular BBC serial 'Portrait Of Alison' in 1955 and in ITV's 'The Strange World Of Planet X' in 1956.
1907 - 1978
Lawyer who broadcast with the BBC Overseas Service during the war. He appeared in the series 'Prisoner at the Bar' and in 1955 'Is This Your Problem' with Edana Romney (qv). Hosted many crime films in the 'Scotland Yard' series (1953-1961) and 'Scales Of Justice' (1962-1967).
(Dame) Vera Lynn
Legendary singer who first broadcast with Joe Loss (qv) in 1935. Known as The Forces Sweetheart during the last war because of her radio programmes and shows for the troops, she made her TV debut in 1947. Made many records and was a frequent broadcaster achieving lasting popularity.
1931 - 1995
American-born actress/singer who was the daughter of Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon (both qv). Became well-known for 'Life With the Lyons' from 1951 to 1961 in which she appeared with her parents and brother on radio and later TV. 'Dreamtime with Barbara' was her own television show in which she also sang.
1901 - 1979
American-born actor who began with stage roles and appeared in films. Came to the UK and appeared on TV with his wife Bebe Daniels (qv) in 1939, also appearing with her in 'Hi Gang'. The long-running radio (and TV) show 'Life With The Lyons' followed.
1934 - 2013
Son of Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon (both qv) he appeared with them in the radio and television programmes 'Life With The Lyons'. He also made a few films .
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