Edric Esclus Connor(1913-1968), Actor and singer
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Born in Trinidad, Connor was a Caribbean singer and actor. He migrated to the UK in 1944 making his debut on BBC Radio just two weeks later. In 1951 he helped to bring the Trinidad All Steel Percussion Orchestra (TASPO) to the Festival of Britain. He recorded the first Manchester United Football Club song "The Manchester United Calypso" (1955). In 1958 he became the first black actor to perform for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford. He also set up his own talent agency representing black singers, musicians, dancers and actors, he also set up the UK's first black theatre group named the Negro Theatre Workshop. Connor appeared in 18 films, including Moby Dick (1956) and Fire Down Below (1957).
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