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Allan, Maud, (died 7 Oct. 1956), dancer, actress, pianist, writer  

Born Toronto; d of Dr William Allan and Dr Isabell M. Allan, née Hutchinson; unmarried; died 7 Oct. 1956

dancer, actress, pianist, writer

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Angelou, Marguerite Annie, (Maya), (4 April 1928–28 May 2014), writer, singer and actress  

Born St Louis, 4 April 1928; d of Bailey Johnson and Vivian Baxter Johnson; one s; died 28 May 2014

writer, singer and actress

George Washington High Sch., San Francisco; California Labor Sch....

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Brooke-Rose, Prof. Christine, (16 Jan. 1923–21 March 2012), novelist and critic; Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Paris, 1975–88 (Lecturer, 1968–75)  

Born 16 Jan. 1923; m 1st, 1944, Rodney Bax (marr. diss); 2nd, 1953, Jerzy Pietrkiewicz (marr. diss. 1975; he d 2007); 3rd, 1981, Claude Brooke (marr. diss. 1982); ...

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Eden, Helen Parry, (1885–19 Dec. 1960), poet and critic  

Born 1885; e d of late His Honour Judge Sir Edward Parry; m 1906, Denis Eden, artist (d 1949); one s two d; died 19 Dec. 1960

poet and critic...

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Ellis, Mary, (15 June 1897–30 Jan. 2003), actress; singer; authoress  

Born New York City, 15 June 1897; took British citizenship, 1946; m 1st, 1919, L. A. Bernheimer (decd); 2nd, Edwin Knopf (marr. diss.); 3rd, Basil Sydney (marr. diss.); 4th, J. Muir Stewart Roberts (decd); ...

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Heron-Maxwell, Mrs Beatrice Maude Emilia, (died 7 March 1927), author, journalist, dramatist  

Born d of late E. B. Eastwick, CB, MP, FRS; m 1st, Lane Huddart of Brynkir, Carnarvonshire; two d; 2nd, Spencer Horatio Walpole Heron-Maxwell, s...

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Lewis, Naomi, (3 Sept. 1911–5 July 2009), writer, poet, critic and broadcaster  

FRSL

Born coastal Norfolk, 3 Sept. 1911; died 5 July 2009

writer, poet, critic and broadcaster

Contributor at various times to Observer, New Statesman, New York Times, Listener, Encounter, TLS, TES, etc. FRSL ...

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Raine, Kathleen Jessie, (Mrs K. J. Madge), (14 June 1908–6 July 2003), poet  

CBE 2000; FRSL

Born 14 June 1908; o d of late George Raine, schoolmaster, and Jessie Raine; m 1st, 1929, Hugh Sykes Davies (marr. diss.; he ...

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Szymborska, Wisława, (2 July 1923–1 Feb. 2012), Polish poet, translator, literary critic  

Born 2 July 1923; d of Wincenty Szymborski and Anna Rottermund; m 1948, Adam Włodek (marr. diss. 1954; he d 1986); died 1 Feb. 2012

Polish poet, translator, literary critic...

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Tureck, Rosalyn, (14 Dec. 1914–17 July 2003), concert artist; conductor, writer, teacher  

Born Chicago, 14 Dec. 1914; d of Samuel Tureck and Monya (née Lipson); m 1st, 1961, James Hainds (marr. diss.); 2nd, 1964, George Wallingford Downs (d 1964); ...