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Thomas Beecham

Born: 29-Apr-1879
Birthplace: St. Helens, Lancashire, England
Died: 8-Mar-1961
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, St. Peter's Church, Limpsfield, Surrey, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Conductor

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Founder, London and Royal Philharmonics

Father: Sir Joseph Beecham, 1st Baronet of Ewanwille (pharmaceuticals, b. 1848, d. 1916)
Mother: Josephine Burnett
Brother: Henry
Wife: Utica Celestia Welles (m. 1903, div. 14-Jan-1943)
Wife: Betty Humby (m. 1943, d. 1957)
Wife: Shirley Hudson (m. 1959, until his death)

    High School: Rossall School, Lancashire (1892-97)
    University: Wadham College, Oxford University

    Houston Symphony Music Director (1954)
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Founder and Principal Conductor (1946-61)
    Seattle Symphony Music Director (1941-44)
    London Philharmonic Orchestra Founder and Principal Conductor (1932-39)
    London Symphony Orchestra Principal Conductor (1915-17)
    The Hallé Musical Advisor (1915-20)
    Knighthood 1-Jan-1916

Author of books:
A Mingled Chime: An Autobiography (1943, memoir)
Frederick Delius (1960, biography)

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