List of people from the London Borough of Merton

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Among those who were born in the London Borough of Merton, or have dwelt within the borders of the modern borough are (alphabetical order):

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  • Barbara Kelly – TV personality
  • Hetty King – Music Hall artiste and male impersonator; a blue commemorative plaque was erected on her home in Palmerston Road, Wimbledon by The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America in November 2010
  • Lorelei King – actress
  • Maxwell Knight – spymaster
  • David Kynaston – author, historian

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  • Jay Laga'aia – actor
  • Don Lang – Britain's answer to Bill Haley; with his band, a mainstay of Britain's first television rock and roll programme Six-Five Special
  • Libera – boy vocalists;regular contributors to the BBC's Songs of Praise TV programme; have toured extensively throughout the world; have released several chart-topping albums; based at St Phillip's Parish Church in Norbury
  • Glen Little – footballer
  • Sir Joseph Norman Lockyer – scientist and astronomer; joint discoverer of helium

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  • Lord Horatio Nelson – Admiral; his estate, Merton Place, included part of Wimbledon at the eastern end of the Broadway, though strictly he was a resident of Merton, the neighbouring parish

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