Actor. Born Richard Walter Jenkins at Pont-rhyd-y-fen, Wales. He was adopted by his English teacher Philip Burton, and took his surname. His first theatrical success was in Christopher Fry's 'The L...
Person, Cinema, Theatre, TV & Radio, Switzerland, Wales
Born Charles Spencer Chaplin in East Street, Walworth (possibly, see Londonist). Comic actor, composer, director and producer. Born into a music hall family. He joined a troupe of child dancers, '...
Person, Cinema, Seriously Famous, Switzerland, USA
Thriller writer. Born at the site of the plaque as René Lodge Brabazon Raymond. Under various pseudonyms, he wrote ninety novels, fifty of which were made into films. Died in Corseaux-sur-Vevey, Sw...
Person, Literature, Switzerland
Goldsmith modeller. Born Switzerland into a family of artists. Died Paris.
Person, Sculpture, France, Switzerland
Politician and lawyer. Born Richard Stafford Cripps at 32 Elm Park Gardens, Chelsea. He initially pursued a career in the law, but this was interrupted by the outbreak of war in 1914. He joined the...
Person, Politics & Administration, Switzerland
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