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Dilys Laye

  • Mar 11, 1934 - Feb 13, 2009 (age 74)
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2009
Dilys Laye
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Dilys Laye

Dilys Laye passed away.
2008
The Commander: Abduction
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MovieNov 10, 2008

The Commander: Abduction

Brian believes that someone …
Brian believes that someone else was in the room with him when he found his mother's body. Doug fears that he will never see his son again. Clare commits a sudden, impetuous act that puts her career in grave jeopardy.
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Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me
MovieApr 9, 2008

Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me

Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me released.
2006
The Amazing Mrs Pritchard
TV ShowOct 3, 2006

The Amazing Mrs Pritchard

The Amazing Mrs Pritchard …
The Amazing Mrs Pritchard is a British drama series that aired on BBC One in 2006. Produced by Kudos, it was written by Sally Wainwright and stars Jane Horrocks in the title role of a woman with no previous political experience who becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
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2001
Dog Eat Dog
MovieOct 8, 2001

Dog Eat Dog

A group of twenty-somethings, one of whom is a single father …
A group of twenty-somethings, one of whom is a single father with a precious daughter, have been unsuccessfully in getting into a certain club so they can have a chance to DJ in their and start a career out of it. A series of events has lumbered them with a dog napping scheme gone badly wrong, ending up with them currently owning a particular pooch belonging to a dog-loving local drug dealer.
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2000
Doctors
TV ShowMar 26, 2000

Doctors

Doctors is a continuing British medical soap opera which …
Doctors is a continuing British medical soap opera which first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 26 March 2000. Set in the fictional Midlands town of Letherbridge, defined (in the programme) as being in the city of Birmingham, the soap follows the lives of the staff of both a NHS Doctor's surgery and University Campus Surgery, as well as their families and friends.
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1999
Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married
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TV ShowNov 8, 1999

Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married

Lucy Sullivan Is Getting …
Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married is an international best selling 1996 novel by Irish author, Marian Keyes. It chronicles the life of Lucy Sullivan, a 26-year-old perpetually broke, unlucky-in-love office worker from London, who has a penchant for bad boys, a needy, alcoholic and flawed father, a dead-end job and exasperating flatmates, dippy Charlotte and bossy Karen. The book is written in the first person and is described by Keyes as a "sideways" sequel to her first novel Watermelon. The novel was adapted into a television series in 1999. It aired on the ITV network, but struggled with numerous scheduling changes. The series has aired internationally and has been released on DVD.
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Alice in Wonderland
MovieFeb 28, 1999

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland takes the fall with young Alice as she …
Alice in Wonderland takes the fall with young Alice as she topples down a March Hare's rabbit hole and ends up in a zany world she could never have imagined. Alice finds herself in Wonderland, a vast place full of strange characters and adventure. Nothing is certain as Alice journeys through this strange place. Alice finds herself shrinking, growing, and singing with enchanted trees and flowers. She has tea and non-sense conversations with the Mad Hatter, chats with a smiling Cheshire cat, asks directions from a rude caterpillar, and plays croquet using a flamingo for a mallet and a hedgehog for a ball with the temperamental Queen of Hearts whose attendants are playing cards. Alice's adventures are seemingly endless, but it is not all fun and games for Alice, and she soon finds herself trying to make her way home out of this crazy, nonsense world she has come to love.
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1997
Midsomer Murders
TV ShowMar 23, 1997

Midsomer Murders

Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama …
Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997. The show is based on Caroline Graham's Chief Inspector Barnaby book series, as originally adapted for television by Anthony Horowitz. A major success in viewership since its first episode, the series has been marketed worldwide in numerous countries.
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1995
Voices
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MovieSep 15, 1995

Voices

Voices released.
1989
Campion
TV ShowJan 22, 1989

Campion

Campion is a British television mystery drama first …
Campion is a British television mystery drama first broadcast on the BBC on 22 January 1989. Each of the eight stories featured across the two series, broadcast in 1989 and 1990 respectively, are adapted from the Albert Campion mystery novels written by Margery Allingham. The series starred Peter Davison as Albert Campion, Brian Glover as his manservant Magersfontein Lugg and Andrew Burt as his policeman friend Stanislaus Oates. Four novels were adapted for each series, each of which was originally broadcast as two separate hour-long episodes. Davison himself sang the title music for the first series; in the second series, it was replaced with an instrumental version. A Lagonda 16/80 featured extensively in the series. The car used in the series is now kept in Germany. The complete series was released on DVD on 12 May 2008, distributed by Acorn Media UK.
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1985
EastEnders
TV ShowFeb 19, 1985

EastEnders

EastEnders is a British soap opera created by Julia Smith and …
EastEnders is a British soap opera created by Julia Smith and Tony Holland which has been broadcast on BBC One since 1985. Set in Albert Square in the East End of London in the fictional Borough of Walford, the programme follows the stories of local residents and their families as they go about their daily lives. Initially there were two 30-minute episodes per week, later increasing to three, but since 2001 episodes have been broadcast every weekday apart from Wednesdays.
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1983
Waters of the Moon
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MovieDec 30, 1983

Waters of the Moon

Lonely people in a quiet hotel find their lives shaken up by the …
Lonely people in a quiet hotel find their lives shaken up by the arrival of the glamorous, assertive Helen Lancaster.
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1980
The Gentle Touch
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TV ShowApr 11, 1980

The Gentle Touch

The Gentle Touch is a British police drama television series made …
The Gentle Touch is a British police drama television series made by London Weekend Television for ITV which began on 11 April 1980 and ran until 1984.
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Fox
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TV ShowMar 10, 1980

Fox

Fox is a British television drama series produced by Euston …
Fox is a British television drama series produced by Euston Films and Thames Television for the ITV network in 1980. The thirteen-part series recounted the lives of the titular Fox family, who lived in Clapham in South London and had gangland connections. It was notable in that it was an early work that featured the criminal as the protagonist.
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1975
Hard Times
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TV ShowAug 4, 1975

Hard Times

Thomas Gradgrind, a wealthy, retired merchant in the …
Thomas Gradgrind, a wealthy, retired merchant in the industrial city of Coketown, England, devotes his life to a philosophy of rationalism, self-interest, and fact. He raises his oldest ...
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1974
Happy Ever After
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TV ShowMay 7, 1974

Happy Ever After

Happy Ever After is a British sitcom starring Terry Scott and June …
Happy Ever After is a British sitcom starring Terry Scott and June Whitfield. It aired from 7 May 1974 to 25 April 1979. The series was co-written by scriptwriters John T. Chapman, Eric Merriman, Christopher Bond, John Kane and Jon Watkins.
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1972
Andrew Downer
ChildMay 1972

Andrew Downer

Andrew Downer was born on May 26, 1972 in London, …
Andrew Downer was born on May 26, 1972 in London, England. He was an actor and producer, known for Miss Marple: The Body in the Library (1984), Deep Down (2002) and Spooky (1983). He was married to Rachel Hartley. He died on February 17, 2011 in England.
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Alan Downer
Marriage1972

Alan Downer

Alan Downer was born on September 12, 1930 in …
Alan Downer was born on September 12, 1930 in Swansea, Wales. He was an actor and writer, known for Triton (1968), To Have and to Hold (1986) and Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983). He was married to Dilys Laye. He died on March 16, 1995 in London, England.
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1969
Carry On Camping
MovieMay 29, 1969

Carry On Camping

Sid and Bernie keep having their amorous intentions snubbed …
Sid and Bernie keep having their amorous intentions snubbed by their girlfriends Joan and Anthea. The boys suggest a camping holiday, secretly intending to take them to a nudist camp. Of course they end up in the wrong place, and meet up with the weirdest bunch of campers you can imagine! Coach loads of sex-starved schoolgirls and bands of hippies all add to the laughs.
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Fraud Squad
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TV ShowMay 20, 1969

Fraud Squad

A well-remembered police procedural drama from the …
A well-remembered police procedural drama from the late 1960s, Fraud Squad showcases the exploits of Detective Inspector Gamble and his aide, Detective Sergeant Vicky Hicks, Metropolitan ...
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1967
Carry On Doctor
MovieDec 15, 1967

Carry On Doctor

The popular Dr Kilmore is sacked after being discovered in a …
The popular Dr Kilmore is sacked after being discovered in a compromising position on the roof of the nurses' home. The patients are determined not to lose him, and so take on the might of the "cutting" Dr Tinkle and the overpowering Matron.
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A Countess from Hong Kong
MovieJan 5, 1967

A Countess from Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, the wealthy …
In Hong Kong, the wealthy Ogden Mears is traveling in a transatlantic, close to being assigned Saudi Arabian ambassador, and divorcing his wife Martha. He and his friend Harvey are invited by their old friend Clark to go to a nightclub with three aristocratic Russians on their last night. Ogden drinks too much and spends the night with Countess Natascha. The next morning, while sailing back home, Ogden finds Natascha hidden in his cabin wearing a ball gown and with no documents. The stowaway explains that she wants to go to the United States and Ogden is worried about his career. But Harvey convinces him to help Natascha. Ogden falls in love with Natascha, and he and Harvey plot a fake marriage between Natascha and his valet Hudson. Things get complicated when Immigration requests Natascha's documents and Martha arrives on board.
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1965
The Man in Room 17
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TV ShowJun 11, 1965

The Man in Room 17

The Man in Room 17 is a British television series which ran …
The Man in Room 17 is a British television series which ran for two seasons in the mid-1960s, produced by the northern weekday ITV franchise, Granada Television. Key to the series' success was the involvement of writer/producer Robin Chapman.
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The Bed-Sit Girl
TV ShowApr 13, 1965

The Bed-Sit Girl

The Bed-Sit Girl was a British sitcom that aired on BBC1 …
The Bed-Sit Girl was a British sitcom that aired on BBC1 from 1965 to 1966. Created by Chesney and Wolfe for Sheila Hancock, The Bed-Sit Girl aired for two series. Hancock played Sheila Ross, a typist who lives in a bedsit and wishes for more in life. In the first series, Dilys Laye played her air hostess neighbour Dilys, and in the second Hy Hazell played Sheila's friend Liz. Derek Nimmo also appeared as her neighbour and boyfriend David in Series Two. All twelve episodes are missing from the archives and are thought to have been destroyed.
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1964
Carry On Spying
MovieJul 29, 1964

Carry On Spying

A top secret chemical formula has been stolen by STENCH (the …
A top secret chemical formula has been stolen by STENCH (the Society for the Total Extinction of Non-Conforming Humans), and so Agent Simpkins and his three trainees are hot on the trail, chasing the villains across the world. There are gadgets galore, and disguises are compulsory if the heroes are to win the day from The Fat Man, Dr Milchman and Dr Crow!
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1963
Meet the Wife
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TV ShowDec 28, 1963

Meet the Wife

Meet the Wife is a 1960s BBC situation comedy written by …
Meet the Wife is a 1960s BBC situation comedy written by Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe, which featured Freddie Frinton as Freddie Blacklock with Thora Hird as his tyrannical wife, Thora. It ran for five series.
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Harry's Girls
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TV ShowSep 13, 1963

Harry's Girls

Harry's Girls is an American sitcom which aired on NBC from …
Harry's Girls is an American sitcom which aired on NBC from September 13, 1963 to January 3, 1964. The series stars Larry Blyden portraying Henry Burns, the leader of a vaudeville troupe consisting of three young women. The co-stars were Dawn Nickerson as Lois, Susan Silo as Rusty, and Diahn Williams as Terry.
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Garfield Morgan
Marriage1963

Garfield Morgan

Thomas Timothy Garfield Morgan (19 April 1931 – 5 December …
Thomas Timothy Garfield Morgan (19 April 1931 – 5 December 2009), known professionally as Garfield Morgan, was an English actor who appeared mostly on television and occasionally in films. Born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, Morgan was apprenticed as a dental mechanic before going to drama school in his home town. He started his acting career with the Arena Theatre, Birmingham. He then went on to be Director of Productions at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury from 1957 to 1958 and then at Manchester's Library Theatre 1959 to 1960. He was Associate Director of the Northcott Theatre 1976 to 1978 and Associate Director of the Nottingham Playhouse in 1978.
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1962
On the Beat
MovieDec 11, 1962

On the Beat

Norman wants to be a policeman like his father was, but he …
Norman wants to be a policeman like his father was, but he fails the height test (amongst others). One day he gets out his father's old uniform and "walks the beat". This leads to a level of chaos that only Norman could cause.
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Carry On Cruising
MovieApr 13, 1962

Carry On Cruising

Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew …
Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew have to be replaced and at such short notice before the voyage begins there isn't much to choose from. Not only does he get the ...
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1961
Comedy Playhouse
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TV ShowDec 15, 1961

Comedy Playhouse

Comedy Playhouse is a long-running British anthology …
Comedy Playhouse is a long-running British anthology series of one-off unrelated sitcoms that aired for 120 episodes from 1961 to 1975. Many episodes later graduated to their own series, including Steptoe and Son, Meet the Wife, Till Death Us Do Part, All Gas and Gaiters, Up Pompeii!, Not in Front of the Children, Me Mammy, That's Your Funeral, The Liver Birds, Are You Being Served? and Last of the Summer Wine, which is the world's longest running sitcom, having run from January 1973 to August 2010.
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Petticoat Pirates
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MovieNov 30, 1961

Petticoat Pirates

Petticoat Pirates is a 1961 British comedy film directed by …
Petticoat Pirates is a 1961 British comedy film directed by David MacDonald and starring Charlie Drake, Anne Heywood, Cecil Parker, John Turner and Thorley Walters. The film had its premiere on 30 November 1961 at the Warner Theatre in London's West End.
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The Rag Trade
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TV ShowOct 6, 1961

The Rag Trade

The Rag Trade is a British television sitcom broadcast …
The Rag Trade is a British television sitcom broadcast by the BBC between 1961 and 1963 and by LWT between 1977 and 1978. The scripts were by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney, who later wrote Wild, Wild Women, Meet the Wife and On the Buses. Wild, Wild Women was a period variation of The Rag Trade.
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Ghost Squad
TV ShowSep 9, 1961

Ghost Squad

Ghost Squad, known as G.S.5 for its third series, was a crime …
Ghost Squad, known as G.S.5 for its third series, was a crime drama series that ran between 1961 and 1964, about an elite division of Scotland Yard. In each episode the Ghost Squad would investigate cases that fell outside the scope of normal police work. Despite the show and characters being fictional, an actual division did exist within the Metropolitan Police Service at the time.
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You Can't Escape
MovieMar 6, 1961

You Can't Escape

You Can't Escape released.
1960
The Strange World of Gurney Slade
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TV ShowOct 22, 1960

The Strange World of Gurney Slade

The Strange World of …
The Strange World of Gurney Slade is a surreal six-part British television comedy series devised by Anthony Newley and made by ATV, first transmitted by the ITV network between 22 October and 26 November 1960.
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1959
Please Turn Over
MovieDec 1, 1959

Please Turn Over

The orderly suburban life of a 1950's English town is turned …
The orderly suburban life of a 1950's English town is turned on its head when the teenaged daughter of one of the residents writes a steamy bestseller featuring characters obviously based on the local population. They begin to see themselves and their neighbours in a surprising new light.
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Upstairs and Downstairs
MovieNov 2, 1959

Upstairs and Downstairs

On marrying the boss's …
On marrying the boss's daughter, Richard takes his father-in-law's advice to hire a live-in domestic. He soon finds good help is hard to come by. Run-ins follow with dipsomaniacs, bank robbers, a Welsh lass who takes one look at London and runs, and an Italian charmer who turns the place into a bawdy house. Then when Ingrid arrives from Sweden things actually start to get complicated.
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The Bridal Path
MovieAug 5, 1959

The Bridal Path

Based on a novel by Nigel Tranter, The Bridal Path is a light …
Based on a novel by Nigel Tranter, The Bridal Path is a light-hearted look at the somewhat unfortunate results that can come of the continued marrying of fairly close cousins in a restricted and remote community. Set in the Hebrides off Scotland, the story tells how Ewan MacEwan leaves the isle of Eorsa in search of the perfect wife, but finally returns to marry Katie.
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Idol on Parade
MovieMar 24, 1959

Idol on Parade

Idol on Parade also known as Idle on Parade is a 1959 youth …
Idol on Parade also known as Idle on Parade is a 1959 youth-oriented British comedy film produced by Warwick Films, directed by John Gilling and starring Anthony Newley, Sid James and Lionel Jeffries. It was John Antrobus' first screenplay. The film depicts the main character being called up for two years of compulsory National Service in the British military and was based on the 1958 novel Idle on Parade by William Camp which in turn was inspired by Elvis Presley's conscription into the US Army.
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1957
Blue Murder at St Trinian's
MovieDec 1, 1957

Blue Murder at St Trinian's

To further the aims of the St …
To further the aims of the St Trinian's Marriage Bureau run by Flash Harry, the school contrives to win a competition with a European "Goodwill" trip as prize, to the horror of the Ministry of Education. Joe Mangan, father of a sixth former and hiding out at the school after a Hatton Garden diamond robbery, is persuaded to travel with the girls as their new headmistress, leaving the real one trussed up in the belfry. At least her arrival had allowed the remains of the Army unit sent in to keep order to evacuate.
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Doctor at Large
MovieMar 26, 1957

Doctor at Large

Dr. Simon Sparrow (Sir Dirk Bogarde) graduates and sets …
Dr. Simon Sparrow (Sir Dirk Bogarde) graduates and sets out into the world. Hilarious internships with a miserly doctor and his young wife, a country doctor paid in kind not cash, and a ...
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1950
Torment
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MovieFeb 3, 1950

Torment

A story of two brothers, both writers of crime novels, one a fine, …
A story of two brothers, both writers of crime novels, one a fine, upstanding gentleman and the other a moody, neurotic, psychopath. The other is determined to create a 'faked' version of a perfect crime he intends to commit when an ex-convict visits them. They are both in love with their shared-stenographer-secretary.
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1949
Trottie True
MovieAug 9, 1949

Trottie True

In the 1890s, Trottie True moves from bit theatre parts to …
In the 1890s, Trottie True moves from bit theatre parts to stardom, and from balloonist Sid Skinner to more prominent men. Later on, she wonders if Sid wasn't better after all, and seeks to find out.
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The Time Machine
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MovieJan 24, 1949

The Time Machine

A man invents a machine to travel through time, and visits the …
A man invents a machine to travel through time, and visits the future.
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1934
Dilys Laye
BirthMarch 1934

Dilys Laye

Dilys Laye was born.
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