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Date of Birth 23 September 1949Trinidad, British West Indies [now Trinidad and Tobago]
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

One of the most famous presenters of Play School (1964) she has recently devoted her life to charity work. As well as sitting on the Board of Governors of Britain's National Film & Television School, she was awarded the OBE by the Queen for services to broadcasting and charity in 2001.

As of 28th May 2010, she is formally known as Baroness Benjamin of Beckenham, in the county of Kent, upon her elevation to the peerage of the United Kingdom in the Dissolution Honours List published that day (the list names those individuals receiving Honours from the Monarch at a time following the dissolution of the UK Parliament), after nomination by the Liberal Democrat party. On 28th June 2010 Lady Benjamin took her seat as a Life Peer in the House of Lords, the upper house of the UK Parliament, where she has said she "...will be devoting much energy to the well being of children and young people".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anon & Vanderelt

Spouse (1)

Keith Taylor (1980 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (3)

The name Floella was invented by her father, Roy, who told her that "Flo" is short for "flower" and ella means "best of all".
Has an identical twin sister, Sandra
She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to broadcasting.

Personal Quotes (1)

I meet people who grew up with our shows, and they say I'm part of their life. Children's TV wasn't a stepping stone to further a career - infact it was considered a bit inferior - but nowadays presenters use it as a showcase. It's 'Here I am, I want to be a star.' A lot of it is led by pop music and videos. They're targeting little kids with sex, and selling them CDs and T-shirts. You see them with G-strings and skimpy things, and I think, 'Where has that child gone? Give them back their innocence, please'.

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