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Some Famous People with the surname of Bristow

Wikipedia Eric Bristow MBE ("The Crafty Cockney") (born 25 April 1957 in Hackney, London) is a British darts player, whose skill at the game in the 1980s helped turn it into a worldwide spectator sport.
Wikipedia Deem Reginald Bristow (April 11, 1947 ? January 15, 2005) was an actor and voice actor.
Wikipedia Grant Bristow (born February 1958, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) was a mole for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) working inside the Heritage Front for six years, who was exposed by "Toronto Sun" reporter Bill Dunphy in August 1994 (several months after ending his work).
Wikipedia Allan Mercer Bristow Jr.
Wikipedia George Frederick Bristow (born December 19, 1825 in Brooklyn, New York, died December 13, 1898) was an American composer.
Wikipedia Richard Bristow (born at Worcester, 1538, died at Harrow on the Hill, 1581) was an English Catholic controversialist and Biblical scholar.
Wikipedia Francis Marion Bristow (August 11, 1804 ? June 10, 1864) was a United States Representative from Kentucky.
Wikipedia Alan Edgar Bristow, OBE, FRAeS (3 September 1923 ? 26 April 2009) founded one of the world's largest helicopter service companies, Bristow Helicopters Ltd, which prospered primarily in the international oil and mineral exploration and extraction industries but also spread into search and rescue, peacekeeping and other fields.

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