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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 7 April 1939Tenterden, Kent, England, UK
Date of Death 31 August 2013MS Queen Elizabeth at sea between England and Portugal  (heart attack)
Birth NameDavid Paradine Frost
Height 5' 11½" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

David Frost was born on April 7, 1939 in Tenterden, Kent, England as David Paradine Frost. He was a producer and writer, known for The David Frost Show (1969), That Was the Week That Was (1962) and Frost on Sunday (1968). He was married to Lady Carina Fitzalan-Howard and Lynne Frederick. He died on August 31, 2013.

Spouse (2)

Lady Carina Fitzalan-Howard (19 March 1983 - 31 August 2013) (his death) (3 children)
Lynne Frederick (25 January 1981 - 1982) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Greeting viewers with "Hello, good evening and welcome."

Trivia (10)

He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 1970 and knighthood of the British Empire in the 1993 Queen's New Years Honors List for his services to broadcasting and journalism.
Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 172-173. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
He has interviewed British Prime Ministers Harold Wilson, Edward Heath, James Callaghan, Margaret Thatcher, John Major and Tony Blair.
His programme Breakfast with Frost (1993) ended shortly after the British General Election in May 2005.
Brother-in-law of Marsha Fitzalan.
While a student, Frost edited a student newspaper as well as a literary publication at Cambridge University, throughout displaying a major talent for satire, and soon put to good use at the BBC.
Died after suffering a heart attack while on board the Cunard cruise ship Queen Elizabeth, just hours after setting sail from Southampton. He was due to give a speech to the passengers.
His father was a clergyman.
He had three sons, Miles Frost, Wilfred Frost and George Frost, with his wife Lady Carina Fitzalan-Howard.

Personal Quotes (10)

Over the last half century the television interview has given us some of TV's most heart-stopping and memorable moments. On the surface it is a simple format - two people sitting across from one another having a conversation. But underneath it is often a power struggle - a battle for the psychological advantage.
Vote Labor and you build castles in the air. Vote Conservative and you can live in them.
Love is when each person is more concerned for the other than for one's self.
Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home.
Being upbeat is the key to life.
Diplomacy, n. is the art of letting somebody else have your way.
Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee.
Love is staying up all night with a sick child - or a healthy adult.
Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
[re infamous Nixon admission during interview] Upon hearing that sentence, I could scarcely believe my ears... [I just tried] to keep him talking on this theme for as long as possible.

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