Barnett, Henrietta b. May 4, 1851 d. June 10, 1936 Social reformer and author. Along with her husband, Samuel Augustus Barnett, they founded the at Toynbee Hall in 1884, as well as the Henrietta Barnett School in the Hampstead Garden Suburb. She was awarded the CBE in 1917 and made a Dame Commander of the OBE in 1924. She and her husband were buried in St Helens Church, Hangleton, East Sussex.
Baron, Alexander b. December 4, 1917 d. December 6, 1999 Highly acclaimed British novelist and screenwriter. He was Britains greatest writer during World War II. Baron wrote books such as "From The City, From The Plough," "There's No Home," and "The Human Kind." As a scriptwriter "The Human Kind" was sold to Hollywood as "The Victors." Also sold to Hollywood was "The Golden Princess" other screenwriting credits went to "The Siege Of Sidney Street" and "Robbery Under Arms." Throughout the 1960s Baron became involved in television and was a regular...[Read More] (Bio by: Kieran Smith) Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Bax, Clifford b. July 13, 1886 d. November 18, 1962 Author and playwright. Born in Knightsbridge, London, England. Educated at Slade and Heatherly Art School. Edited Orpheus, a theosophical magazine, and the Golden Hind, a literary magazine. He married twice. From his first marriage he had a daughter. From his second he had two stepsons, both killed in WWII. He published, edited or collaborated on 42 different works in his lifetime.
Bennett, Arnold [cremation location] b. May 27, 1867 d. March 27, 1931 Novelist, short story writer, dramatist and journalist. Born in Hanley, Staffordshire, the son of a solicitor and the eldest of nine children. He went on to become Editor of "Woman", 1896. Amongst his written works were “Anna of the Five Towns”, “A Man from the North” and “These Twain”. Bennett was also a member of the War Propaganda’s Bureau’s and the British War Memorial Committee, which included many great British writers of the time. Following his cremation at Golders Green, the ashes were...[Read More] (Bio by: Kieran Smith) Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England Plot: Cremation location
Berkman, Louis b. August 6, 1934 d. June 29, 1993 A leading exponent of Jewish liturgical music in Britain. Studied at the Guildhall School of Music and the National School of Opera. He was the principal bariton of the Israeli National Opera.
Bloom, Enid Lillian b. February 21, 1924 d. November 9, 1996 Highly regarded British sculptor. Born in London, she lived and worked in Hampstead. After training at St. Martin’s School of Art, she became a commercial artist and later studied sculpture with the well known sculptress, Karin Jonzen. Inspired by the human form, her classical bronze and terra cotta figures were modelled in the contemporary fashion. She was influenced by many, Rodin to Dalou and her studio walls were hung with many of Mary Cassatt’s exquisite pictures of mothers and children...[Read More] (Bio by: Kieran Smith) Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Blumenfeld, Simon b. November 25, 1907 d. April 3, 2005 Author and Dramatist. Throughout his 20's and 30's Blumenfeld wrote plays, and published four novels, of which the best known was "Jew Boy", about the East End; it originally came out in the US as The Iron Garden in 1932, was published in Britain in 1935 and was republished over 50 years later. Simon's famed 1937 novel, "Phineas Kahn", was republished in 1988, with an introduction by Steven Berkoff. Little is known about his plays, except The Battle Of Cable Street, which surfaced at the...[Read More] (Bio by: Kieran Smith) Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Bolan, Marc Feld b. September 30, 1947 d. September 16, 1977 British musician, born in London and founder, along with Steve Took, of the famous 1970's group T-Rex. His songs included "Ride a White Swan" "21st Century Boy" and "Metal Guru." He was at the forefront of the Glam Rock era. Marc Bolan died following a car crash, in which his Mini hit a tree. The car was being driven by his girlfriend, American singer Gloria Jones. The plaque marking his grave is very often stolen by his fans, and is continuously being replaced. On the anniversary of his death...[Read More] (Bio by: Kieran Smith) Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England Plot: West Statue Rosebed, Section 5, Plot E 35979