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Jean Smith

was born on 28 May 1953 in Clarendon, Jamaica, to Eckford Ellington, an educator, and Mary “Mae” Williams, a homemaker. She had three brothers from other unions. It was her mother’s interest in community associations and volunteerism that laid a foundation for Ellington’s future work in community service.

Fae attended St. Hugh’s High School in Kingston, Jamaica, where she discovered her interest in the performing arts. At St. Hugh’s she was a member of the drama society, the school choir, and orchestra (playing the recorder and the triangle). She also rose to the position of president of the debating society. Her talents earned her one of four places in a television commercial when she was in third form, earning her twenty-one shillings.

A strong interest in drama led her to the Jamaica School of Drama, where she was a foundation member, and a career in theater that began in 1971 ...

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was born in Kingston, Jamaica, on 1 April 1998 to Cyril Charles Henriques, a wealthy merchant, and Edith Emily Delfosse, whose occupation is unknown. Delfosse was a native of Haiti, and it is believed that Cyril Charles Henriques, born in Jamaica, had Portuguese and Jewish ancestry. Pauline identified herself as black.

The Henriques family consisted of six children, some of whom grew up to become noted figures. One of her brothers, Cyril, went on to become lord chief justice of Jamaica and was knighted in 1963. Fernando, another brother, became president of the Oxford Union in 1944, as well as a professor of anthropology at Sussex University. Cyril Charles Henriques’s desire for his children to receive an English education had preceded all these accomplishments. He therefore moved the family from Half-Way-Tree, Kingston, to Britain when Pauline Henriques was only 5 years old.

After they moved to Britain the ...