George Formby was born George Hoy Booth on 26 May 1904 in Wigan, Lancashire. He was the eldest of the seven children of James and Eliza Booth (nee Hoy). George has six siblings, two brothers and four […]
The comedic character actor Alastair Sim was born in Edinburgh on 9 October 1900. He was the youngest child of tailor Alexander Sim and his wife Isabella. Sim had three siblings, a brother, and two […]
The actor, musician, singer, and comedian Norman Wisdom was born on 4 February 1915 in Marylebone, London. He was the second son of Frederick Wisdom, a chauffeur, and his wife, Maud, a dressmaker. […]
The actor Roger Moore was born on 14 October 1927 in Stockwell, London. He was the only child of policeman George Moore and his wife Lillian. Moore attended Battersea Grammar School but was evacuated […]
The British comedic actor Kenneth Williams was born on 22 February 1926 in Kings Cross, London, England. His parents, Charles and Louisa Williams managed a hairdresser salon in the area. He had a […]
Merthyr Tydfil in Brief
Merthyr Tydfil is both an industrial town and a county borough in South Wales. The town is situated at the centre of the county borough, which extends northwards into the Brecon Beacons. […]
Richard Harris was born on 1 October 1930 in Limerick, Ireland. He was one of nine children born to farmer and flour mill owner, Ivan Harris, and his wife Mildred. Harris attended Crescent College, a […]
Richard Burton was born Richard Walter Jenkins Jr. on 10 November 1925 in Pontrhydyfen, in the now county borough of Neath Port Talbot, Wales. He was the twelfth of the thirteen children of coalminer […]
Cwmbran in Brief
Cwmbran is a town in the county borough of Torfaen in Southeast Wales. The town lies around 6 miles (10 km) north of Newport and about 14 miles (23 km) northeast of the Welsh capital, Cardiff. […]
Chepstow in Brief
Chepstow is a town and community in the county of Monmouthshire, South Wales. It is situated on the English border, adjoining the county of Gloucestershire. It also lies on the River Wye, about […]
The Early Life of Oliver Reed
Oliver Reed was born on 13 February 1938 in Wimbledon, southwest London, England. He was the son of Peter and Marcia Reed, who christened him Robert Oliver Reed. He was also the […]
Sir Alec Guinness was born Alec Guinness de Cuffe on 2 April 1914 in Maida Vale, Westminister, London. He was the son of Agnes de Cuffe but his father’s name was never recorded on his birth […]
The Early Life of Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers was born Richard Henry Sellers on 8 September 1925, in Southsea, Portsmouth. His parents, William “Bill” and Agnes ”Peg” Sellers, were both were variety […]
The Early Life of Michael Caine
Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite (Junior) on 14 March 1933 in London, England. His father, also Maurice Joseph, was a fish market porter, and his mother Ellen, was […]
The Early Life of Cary Grant
Cary Grant was born Archibald Alec Leach on 18 January 1904, in Bristol, England. He was the second child of Elias James Leach and Elsie Maria Leach, who were both employed in the […]
Why bother with Random Quiz Facts?
Is there any who us who doesn’t like to impress our friends and colleagues during conversation? Throwing a few obscure random facts into a discussion can often make us […]
How do you like to ‘chill out’ at the weekend? Read a book? Watch a movie? Listen to music? How about taking a quiz? Here’s a fun trivia quiz based on entertainment that’s themed around the words […]
Who are UNESCO?
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, much better known by it’s abbreviated form UNESCO, is a special agency of the United Nations (UN). Its main aim is to promote […]
Animated about Animation?
Are you a big fan of animation? How many of us can say as kids we didn’t enjoy watching cartoons with siblings or friends on a Saturday morning? If that’s you, what was you’re favourite […]
It’s a Dog’s Life!
Do you know that all breeds of dog are direct descendants of a single species of ancient wolf? Experts estimate it’s some 30,000 years since man first domesticated the wolf. It’s descendant, […]
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