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Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire

Dancer, singer, actor. Born and died America. Brother and sister, Frederick and Adele Austerlitz, started as children as vaudeville performers. Between 1917 and 1932 they appeared in musical shows ...

Person, Music / songs, Seriously Famous, Cinema, Dance, USA

1 memorial

Lord Richard Attenborough, CBE

Lord Richard Attenborough, CBE

Actor, director, producer. Born Cambridge. Older brother of TV wildlife presenter Sir David.

Person, Seriously Famous, Theatre, Benefactor, Cinema

1 memorial

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Jane Austen, novelist of 6 major novels including Pride and Prejudice. Born: Steventon, Hampshire. Died: Winchester, Hampshire. For all Austen-related London locations see Londonist. A statue was u...

Person, Seriously Famous, Literature

3 memorials

Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage

Mathematician and pioneer of the modern computer. Probably born in Crosby Row on what is now Walworth Road. He was critical, to the point of rudeness, of the Royal Society, its officers and other s...

Person, Science, Seriously Famous

2 memorials

Robert Baden-Powell

Robert Baden-Powell

Army officer and founder of the boy scouts and girl guides. Born as Robert Stephenson Smyth Powell at 6 Stanhope Street, Paddington. His mother changed the family name to Baden-Powell after her hus...

Person, Armed Forces, Seriously Famous, Children, Community / Clubs, Afghanistan, India, Kenya, South Africa

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