#1249 Jonathan Lynn / Peter Benson – 03 April 1943

Jonathan Lynn

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Jonathan Lynn (born 3 April 1943) is an English film director, comedy writer and actor. He is known for directing comedy films like Nuns on the Run and My Cousin Vinny, and for earlier co-creating and co-writing the TV series Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister. Born in Bath, Somerset, England.

Peter Benson

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Peter Benson (3 April 1943 – 6 September 2018) was an English actor probably best known as Bernie Scripps in the popular ITV1 TV-series Heartbeat. He also had parts in The Royal, Rumpole of the Bailey, Jeeves and Wooster, The Bill, Peak Practice, Casualty, Tenko and Lovejoy, among others. Born Peter Henry Benson in Wallasey, Cheshire, England. (d. 2018)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Lynn
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Benson_(actor)

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#1248 Robbie Coltrane / David Janson – 30 March 1950

Robbie Coltrane

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Robbie Coltrane OBE (born 30 March 1950) is a Scottish actor and author. He is known for his roles as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, as Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky in the James Bond films GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough, and as Dr. Eddie “Fitz” Fitzgerald in the British TV series Cracker during the 1990s. Born Anthony Robert McMillan in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

David Janson

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David Janson (born 30 March 1950) is an English actor whose stage debut was in Oliver! in 1962. Janson became well known for his role as Jimmy Harker in the 1960s British soap opera, The Newcomers. He later starred in the sitcom Get Some In!. Born David Jackson in Clapham, London, England.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robbie_Coltrane
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Janson

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#1247 Lene Lovich / Sue Cook – 30 March 1949

Lene Lovich

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Lene Lovich (born March 30, 1949) is an English-American singer, songwriter and musician of Serbian and English descent based in England. She first gained attention in 1979 with the release of her hit single “Lucky Number”, which peaked at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart and made her a leading figure of the new wave music scene. Born Lili-Marlene Premilovich in Detroit, Michigan.

Sue Cook

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Sue Cook (born 30 March 1949, Ruislip, Middlesex) is a British presenter and author. She presented programmes for both radio and television—notably, You and Yours, Nationwide, Breakfast Time, Children in Need, and Crimewatch. Born Susan Lorraine Thomas in Ruislip, Middlesex.

Links:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lene_Lovich
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sue_Cook

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#1246 Mervyn King / Eddie Jordan – 30 March 1948

Mervyn King

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Mervyn King, Baron King of Lothbury, KG, GBE, DL, FBA (born 30 March 1948) is a British economist and public servant who served as the Governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2013. Born Mervyn Allister King in Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire, England.

Eddie Jordan

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Eddie Jordan (born 30 March 1948), also known as EJ, is an Irish former motorsport team boss, businessman and television personality. He was the founder and owner of Jordan Grand Prix, a Formula One constructor which operated from 1991 to 2005. He was the chief analyst for Formula One coverage on the BBC from 2009 to 2015. Born Edmund Patrick Jordan in Dublin, Ireland.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mervyn_King_(economist)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Jordan

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#1245 Frankie Laine / Marc Davis – 30 March 1913

Frankie Laine

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Frankie Laine (March 30, 1913 – February 6, 2007) was an Italian American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career nearly spanned 75 years. His hits included “Mule Train”, “Jezebel”, “High Noon”, “I Believe”, “Hey Joe!”, and “Rawhide”. Born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio in Chicago, Illinois. (d. 2007)

Marc Davis

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Marc Davis (March 30, 1913 – January 12, 2000) was a prominent American artist and animator for Walt Disney Studios. He was one of Disney’s Nine Old Men, the famed core animators of Disney animated films, and was revered for his knowledge and understanding of visual aesthetics. He designed and animated Snow White, Bambi, Alice, Tinker Bell, Aurora, Maleficent, and Cruella de Vil. After his work on One Hundred and One Dalmatians he permanently retired from animation. Born Marc Fraser Davis in Bakersfield, California. (d. 2000)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankie_Laine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Davis

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#1244 Jo Nesbø / Annabella Sciorra – 29 March 1960

Jo Nesbø

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Jo Nesbø (born 29 March 1960) is a Norwegian writer, musician, former economist and reporter. As of March 2014 more than 3 million copies of his novels have been sold in Norway, and his work has been translated into over 40 languages, selling 30 million copies worldwide. Nesbø is primarily known for his crime novels about Inspector Harry Hole. Born in Oslo, Norway.

Annabella Sciorra

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Annabella Sciorra (born March 29, 1960) is an American actress. Her film roles include Cadillac Man (1990), The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), and What Dreams May Come (1998). She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for playing Gloria Trillo on The Sopranos (2001-04). Born Annabella Gloria Philomena Sciorra in Brooklyn, New York.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Nesbø
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annabella_Sciorra

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#1243 John Suchet / Terry Jacks – 29 March 1944

John Suchet

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John Suchet (born 29 March 1944) is an English news reader, television presenter and musical host on a classical radio station. Born John Aleck Suchet in London.

Terry Jacks

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Terry Jacks (born March 29, 1944) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer and environmentalist, best known for his 1974 hit song “Seasons in the Sun”. Born Terrence Ross Jacks in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Suchet
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Jacks

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#1242 Eden Kane / Astrud Gilberto – 29 March 1940

Eden Kane

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Eden Kane (born 29 March 1940) is an English pop/rock singer, record producer and actor best known as a former teen idol in the 1960s, appealing to a teenage audience, with hits including “Well I Ask You” which was a UK No. 1 hit in 1961. He is the elder brother of musicians Peter Sarstedt and Robin Sarstedt. Born Richard Graham Sarstedt in New Delhi, India.

Astrud Gilberto

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Astrud Gilberto (born March 29, 1940) is a Brazilian samba and bossa nova singer. She became well known in the 1960s for her performance of the song “The Girl from Ipanema”. Born Astrud Evangelina Weinert in Salvador, Brazil.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eden_Kane
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrud_Gilberto

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#1241 Jessie J / Brenda Song – 27 March 1988

Jessie J

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Jessie J (born 27 March 1988) is an English singer and songwriter. Her next song “Price Tag” topped the charts in nineteen countries including the UK. Jessie J is the first British female artist to have six top ten singles from a studio album. Born Jessica Ellen Cornish in Redbridge, London, England.

Brenda Song

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Brenda Song (born March 27, 1988) is an American actress, singer, film producer, and model. Song started in show business as a child fashion model. In 2005, Song began playing the lead female role of London Tipton in the Disney series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and The Suite Life on Deck. Born Brenda Song Ye in Carmichael, California.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessie_J
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brenda_Song

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#1240 William Hague / Leigh Bowery – 26 March 1961

William Hague

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William Hague, Baron Hague of Richmond, PC, FRSL (born 26 March 1961) is a British Conservative politician and life peer. He was Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from 2010 to 2014 and was the Leader of the House of Commons from 2014 to 2015. Born William Jefferson Hague in Rotherham, England.

Leigh Bowery

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Leigh Bowery (26 March 1961 – 31 December 1994) was an Australian performance artist, club promoter, and fashion designer. Bowery was known for his flamboyant and outlandish costumes and makeup as well as his (sometimes controversial) performances. Born in Sunshine, Victoria, Australia. (d. 1994)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hague
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leigh_Bowery

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#1239 Leeza Gibbons / Paul Morley – 26 March 1957

Leeza Gibbons

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Leeza Gibbons (born March 26, 1957) is an American talk show host. She is best known as a correspondent and co-host for Entertainment Tonight (1984-2000) as well as for having her own syndicated daytime talk show, Leeza (1993-2000). Born Leeza Kim Gibbons in Hartsville, South Carolina.

Paul Morley

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Paul Morley (born 26 March 1957) is an English music journalist. He wrote for the New Musical Express from 1977 to 1983 and has since written for a wide range of publications. He was a co-founder of the record label ZTT Records and was a member of the synthpop group Art of Noise. Born Paul Robert Morley in Farnham, Surrey.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeza_Gibbons
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Morley

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#1238 James Caan / Nancy Pelosi – 26 March 1940

James Caan

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James Caan (born March 26, 1940) is an American actor. He came to prominence in the 1970s with significant roles in films such as Brian’s Song (1971), Freebie and the Bean (1974), Rollerball (1975), Funny Lady (1975), and A Bridge Too Far (1977). For his signature role in The Godfather (1972), that of hot-tempered Sonny Corleone, Caan was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the corresponding Golden Globe. Born James Edmund Caan in New York City.

Nancy Pelosi

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Nancy Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is an American politician serving as the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives since 2011, representing California’s 12th congressional district. She previously served as the 52nd Speaker of the House from 2007 to 2011, the only woman to do so. Her ascent to House Speaker also made her the highest-ranking female politician in the history of the United States. Born Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro in Baltimore, Maryland.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Caan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Pelosi

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#1237 Sterling Hayden / Harry Rabinowitz – 26 March 1916

Sterling Hayden

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Sterling Hayden (March 26, 1916 – May 23, 1986) was an American actor and author. He specialized in westerns and film noir, such as Johnny Guitar, The Asphalt Jungle, and The Killing. Later he became noted for appearing in supporting roles such as Gen. Jack D. Ripper in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). Born Sterling Relyea Walter in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. (d. 1986)

Harry Rabinowitz

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Harry Rabinowitz MBE (26 March 1916 – 22 June 2016) was a British conductor and composer of film and television music. Rabinowitz conducted the film scores for numerous films including Hanover Street (1979), Chariots of Fire (1981), Heat and Dust (1983), The Remains of the Day (1993), and The English Patient (1996). Rabinowitz also composed music for television including The Frost Report (1966), I, Claudius (1976), and Reilly, Ace of Spies (1983). Born in Johannesburg, South Africa. (d. 2016)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sterling_Hayden
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Rabinowitz

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#1236 Bonnie Bedelia / Lynn Faulds Wood – 25 March 1948

Bonnie Bedelia

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Bonnie Bedelia (born March 25, 1948) is an American actress. Bedelia was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance in 1983 film Heart Like a Wheel, and for an Independent Spirit Award for The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988). She is best known for her role as Holly Gennero McClane in the action films Die Hard (1988) and Die Hard 2 (1990), as well as the movies They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969), and Lovers and Other Strangers (1970). Born Bonnie Bedelia Culkin in New York City, New York.

Lynn Faulds Wood

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Lynn Faulds Wood (25 March 1948 – 24 April 2020) was a Scottish television presenter and journalist. She was best known for turning Watchdog into a peak time BBC One series, presenting the programme from 1985 to 1993 alongside her husband John Stapleton. Born in Glasgow, Scotland. (d. 2020)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_Bedelia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynn_Faulds_Wood

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#1235 Jean Rogers / Davy Kaye – 25 March 1916

Jean Rogers

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Jean Rogers (March 25, 1916 – February 24, 1991) was an American actress who starred in serial films in the 1930s and low-budget feature films in the 1940s as a leading lady. She is best remembered for playing Dale Arden in the science fiction serials Flash Gordon (1936) and Flash Gordon’s Trip to Mars (1938). Born Eleanor Dorothy Lovegren in Belmont, Massachusetts. (d. 1991)

Davy Kaye

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Davy Kaye MBE (25 March 1916 – 3 February 1998) was a British comedy actor and entertainer. Appeared in many films including The Wrong Arm of the Law, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Born David Kodeish in Mile End Road in the East End of London. (d. 1998)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Rogers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Kaye

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#1234 Angellica Bell / Peyton Manning – 24 March 1976

Angellica Bell

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Angellica Bell (born 24 March 1976) is a British television and radio presenter, best known for her roles on The One Show and for winning the 2017 series of Celebrity MasterChef. Born in London, England.

Peyton Manning

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Peyton Manning (born March 24, 1976) is a former American football quarterback who played 18 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), primarily with the Indianapolis Colts. Considered to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, he spent 14 seasons with the Colts and was a member of the Denver Broncos in his last four seasons. Born Peyton Williams Manning in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angellica_Bell
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peyton_Manning

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#1233 Lara Flynn Boyle / Sharon Corr – 24 March 1970

Lara Flynn Boyle

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Lara Flynn Boyle (born March 24, 1970) is an American actress and producer. She is best known for her role as Donna Hayward in the cult television series Twin Peaks (1990-1991). Born in Davenport, Iowa.

Sharon Corr

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Sharon Corr MBE (born 24 March 1970) is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician and television personality. She is best known as a member of the pop-rock band The Corrs, which she co-founded in 1990 with her elder brother Jim and younger sisters Caroline and Andrea. Born Sharon Helga Corr in Dundalk, Louth, Ireland.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lara_Flynn_Boyle
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharon_Corr

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#1232 Tommy Hilfiger / Peter Powell – 24 March 1951

Tommy Hilfiger

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Tommy Hilfiger (born March 24, 1951) is an American fashion designer best known for founding the lifestyle brand Tommy Hilfiger Corporation in 1985. In 2006, Hilfiger sold his company for $1.6 billion. Born Thomas Jacob Hilfiger in Elmira, New York.

Peter Powell

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Peter Powell (born 24 March 1951) is an English former disc jockey, popular on BBC Radio 1 in the late 1970s and 1980s, who has a second career in talent management. Born Peter James Barnard-Powell in Stourbridge, England).

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Hilfiger
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Powell_(DJ)

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#1231 Patrick Malahide / Herman Ouseley – 24 March 1945

Patrick Malahide

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Patrick Malahide (born 24 March 1945) is a British actor, known for his roles as Detective Sergeant Albert Chisholm in the TV series Minder. His other television appearances have included dramas such as The Singing Detective (1986) and Middlemarch (1994), and he played Ngaio Marsh’s Inspector Roderick Alleyn in a 1993-94 series. His films include Comfort and Joy (1984), A Month in the Country (1987) and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001). Born Patrick Gerald Duggan in Reading, Berkshire, England.

Herman Ouseley

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Herman Ouseley, Baron Ouseley (born 24 March 1945) is a British parliamentarian, who has run public authorities, including local councils and is an adviser and reviewer of public services organisations. He was the first black head of the Commission for Racial Equality. He has been at the forefront of challenging institutional racism in organisations and is an advocate on behalf of individuals from disadvantaged and deprived backgrounds. Born Herman George Ouseley in Guyana.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Malahide
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Ouseley,_Baron_Ouseley

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#1230 Clyde Barrow / Tommy Trinder – 24 March 1909

Clyde Barrow

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Clyde Barrow (March 24, 1909 – May 23, 1934) and Bonnie Parker were American criminals who traveled the central United States with their gang, during the Great Depression, robbing people and killing when cornered or confronted. The gang is believed to have killed at least nine police officers and several civilians. The couple were eventually ambushed and killed by law officers near Sailes, Bienville Parish, Louisiana. Their exploits were revived and cemented in American pop folklore by Arthur Penn’s 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde. Born Clyde Chestnut Barrow in Ellis County, Texas. (d. 1934)

Tommy Trinder

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Tommy Trinder CBE (24 March 1909 – 10 July 1989) was an English stage, screen and radio comedian of the pre- and post-war years whose catchphrase was ‘You lucky people’. In 1955, he became the first compere for the new ITV television programme Sunday Night at the London Palladium. Born Thomas Edward Trinder in 54 Wellfield Road, Streatham, South London. (d. 1989)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clyde_Barrow
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Trinder

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