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Michael Grade

For Michael Grade, a distinguished and highly successful career in showbusiness appeared to be in the genes. Born in 1943 in London, England, his father was Leslie Grade and his uncles were Lew Grade and Bernard Delfont. Michael became a trainee journalist on the Daily Mirror in 1960 (he was their sports columnist 1964 - 1966). In 1973 he became ... See full bio »
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1 Interview | 21 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Michael Grade CBE | Lord Michael Grade | Lord Grade | Sir Michael Grade
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Personal Quote:

In a speech I made when I was CEO at Channel 4 I included the words: "It's the BBC that keeps the rest of the industry honest." That is as true today as it ever was. See more »

Trivia:

Appointed Chairman of the BBC in April 2004. Left in November 2006 to become executive chairman of the corporation's chief rival, ITV. See more »

Trademark:

His cigars and red braces

Star Sign:

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