Person    | Male  Born 26/7/1856  Died 20/11/1950

George Bernard Shaw

Born Dublin. Socialist, member of the Fabian Society. Plays include: Saint Joan, Major Barbara and Pygmalion on which My Fair Lady is based. Didn't like his first name, "Don't George me!" so is often credited as 'Bernard Shaw'. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, 1925. Lived with his mother until the age of 40.

An active supporter of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, there is a GBS bust at the Malet Street building, about which The Guardian reports "At the heart of the development is a narrow cleft at whose base, on the summer solstice, the sun caresses a bust of George Bernard Shaw."

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George Bernard Shaw

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Fitzrovia local mural

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George Bernard Shaw

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Mile End mural

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The Adelphi

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Jenny Agutter who played Roberta 'Bobbie' Waterbury in the 1970 film of The R...

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