Person    | Male  Born 9/12/1847  Died 1/3/1912

George Grossmith, Snr

Born London. Entertainer and author. Created a number of the great Gilbert and Sullivan roles, including Bunthorne, possibly modelled on Oscar Wilde. With his brother Weedon wrote the comic novel 'The Diary of a Nobody'. Died at home, 32 Manor Road. His son with the same name was also in show business.

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George Grossmith, Snr

London County Council George Grossmith, 1847 - 1912, actor and author, lived ...

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Edgar Wallace

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Mark Twain

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35 St Martin's Street

35 St Martin's Street

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Building, Architecture, Literature

1 memorial
Piotr Ouspensky

Piotr Ouspensky

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Person, Literature, Philosophy, Russia

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Dositey Obradovich

Dositey Obradovich

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Person, Education, Literature, Philosophy, Serbia

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