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Date of Birth 25 February 1914Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, UK
Date of Death 14 December 1991Alderney, Channel Islands, UK  (emphrysema)
Birth NameLeslie Thomas John Arlott

Mini Bio (1)

John Arlott was a talented author, broadcaster, journalist, poet, policeman, politician and the wine correspondent of "The Guardian" newspaper. However, he will be remembered for his cricket commentaries for BBC Radio between 1946 and 1980. His rich Hampshire accent, imaginative turn of phrase and ability to bring to life the characters of the game, turned him into a broadcasting legend. He was awarded the C.B.E.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Huw Nathan

Spouse (3)

Patricia Hoare (1977 - 14 December 1991) (his death)
Valerie France (18 July 1960 - 1976) (her death) (2 children)
Dawn Rees (18 May 1940 - 6 April 1960) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (1)

Former policeman who joined the BBC in 1945 and became their most famous and respected cricket commentator.

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