Anton Walbrook

Born: 1896 | Died: 1967 | Grave: J 001 | Category: Arts | Tags: Anti-semitism, Cinema, Hollywood, Refugees, World War II

Stage and film actor. Born in Vienna, he was the son of Adolph Waohlbruck, a famous clown. Walbrook abandoned a successful stage career in Germany because of the Nazi regime and settled in England as a refugee (1936). He helped many of his countrymen to escape from Europe. His first London stage production was Design…

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Mary (nee Shepard), Knox

Born: 1909 | Died: 2000 | Grave: Q 091 | Category: Arts | Tags: A A Milne, Children’s Books, Cinema, E H Shepard, Edmund Knox, Illustrator, Mary Poppins, P L Travers, Penelope Fitzgerald

Mary Shepard was the daughter of E H Shepard, the illustrator of the ‘Winnie the Pooh’ books and ‘The Wind in the Willows’. Mary was also an artist and, as the result of a chance encounter with Pamela Travers, the author of ‘Mary Poppins’, she became the illustrator of the ‘Mary Poppins’ books.   Personal…

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