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Beresford Egan

 (1905 - 1984)
Beresford Egan was active/lived in South Africa, England.  Beresford Egan is known for satirical drawing, sports cartoons, erotica, book illustration.

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Beresford Egan (1905 - 1984) was a satirical draughtsman, painter, novelist and playwright. He was born in London but raised from the age of five in South Africa, where he was educated.

He returned to London in July 1926 after spending two years as a precocious sports cartoonist on the Rand Daily Mail in Johannesburg.

He quickly established himself in the artistic and literary atmosphere of London. He not only illustrated the works of other writers, but also his own novels. He wrote three plays, composed songs and undertook theatre criticism and caricatures. He acted in British movies including Latin Quarter and appeared in the dying days of British music hall as The Great Daleno.

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