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Sir Noel Coward

Person   Born 16/12/1899 Died 26/3/1973

Actor, playwright, composer, film director, author, singer. Born Helmsdale, 5 Waldegrave Road, Teddington. Died at home in Jamaica, where he was buried.

Plays include: 'Private Lives' and 'Blithe Spirit'. The film 'Brief Encounter' was based on his play. Songs include: 'Mad Dogs and Englishmen'. On the film 'In Which We Serve' Coward was writer, actor, composer and co-director. Acted in the original 1969 'Italian Job' film.

Early in WW2 he worked for the British Secret Service in America using his influence to encourage US involvement in the war.  In the 1941 Blitz he wrote and sang the lovely 'London Pride' ('is a flower that's free'). 

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Sir Noel Coward

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Duchess Theatre

Duchess Theatre The Duchess Theatre began a distinguished career as a home f...

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Sir Noel Coward - Gerald Road

Sir Noel Coward, author, composer and actor, lived here, 1930-1956.

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Sir Noel Coward - TW1

Sir Noel Coward, 1899 - 1973, actor, playwright and songwriter, born here. En...

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