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Jimmy Young (I) (1921–2016)

Jimmy Young was born on September 21, 1921 in Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England as Leslie Roland Young. He was an actor, known for Bikini Baby (1951), A Flight of Fancy (1952) and 7 of 1 (1973). He was married to Alicia Plastow and Wendy Wilkinson. He died on November 7, 2016 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 95) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Bikini Baby
Bikini Baby Singer at Dance
A Flight of Fancy
7 of 1
7 of 1 The Voice of
The 6:25 Show
The 6:25 Show Himself - Presenter


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 1980 Rings on Their Fingers (TV Series)
Radio DJ
- Home and Away (1980) ... Radio DJ (voice)
 1973 7 of 1 (TV Series)
The Voice of
- One Man's Meat (1973) ... The Voice of (voice)
 1954 The Runaway Bus
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1954 This Is Show Business (TV Series)
- Episode #3.1 (1954)
 1952 A Flight of Fancy (TV Short)
 1951 Bikini Baby
Singer at Dance (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (34 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Presented "The Jimmy Young Show" on BBC Radio from 1967 to 2002, after first broadcasting on the BBC in 1949. See more »

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1 Article | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sir Jimmy Young

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Personal Quote:

[refuting claims that he gave the politicians that he interviewed an easy time, with his probing but gentle style] You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.


He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1993 Queen's Honours List for his services to Broadcasting. See more »

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