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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


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....


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); ...


Harker, Mrs Allen, (Lizzie), (died 14 April 1933), novelist  

Born Gloucester; oc of late William Watson, Edinburgh; m late Prof. James Allen Harker, Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester; two s; died 14 April 1933



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


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 ...


Viardot, Madame Michelle Pauline, (18 July 1821–18 May 1910), dramatic mezzo-soprano, and actress  

Born Paris, 18 July 1821; d of Manuel Garcia (tenor and teacher of singing) and sister of Madame Malibran (contralto); m 1840, Louis Viardot (d 1883), Director of Paris Italian Opera; ...


Westbury, (Rose) Marjorie, (18 June 1905–16 Dec. 1989), singer and actress  

Born 18 June 1905; o d of George and Adella Westbury, Langley, near Birmingham; died 16 Dec. 1989

singer and actress

Won 4 year scholarship to RCM, London, 1927. Sang Gretel at Old Vic as operatic debut for Lilian Baylis, ...