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It is with great sadness that Thn must report the passing of one of the true greats of British television broadcasting. Sir David Frost, journalist, presenter, comedy writer and hard-hitting interviewer, passed away aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship on Saturday evening at the age of 74. Sir David was due to give a speech aboard the vessel that evening, but it is reported that died shortly before of a heart attack, which was confirmed by his family early yesterday.
Sir David found international stardom in the 1970s when he was conducted a series of interviews with disgraced former U.S. president Richard Nixon. The story of bringing those interviews to TV screens around the world were made into a play and subsequent movie, directed by Ron Howard and written by Peter Morgan in 2006. Michael Sheen played Sir David in the film, and the both appeared together on the red carpet »
- Paul Heath
The death of legendary broadcaster David Frost sparked an outpour of tributes on Sunday morning. The British personality was best known for his legendary post-resignation interviews with President Richard Nixon, which later became the subject a popular play and film written by Peter Morgan. Ron Howard, director of 2006's "Frost/Nixon," told HuffPost U.K. that he has "respect for his audacity" in the wake of Frost's passing.
But Frost wasn't all politics and business -- he was a regular purveyor of celebrity interviews as well. Programs like "The David Frost Show" and "Breakfast with Frost" featured a host of A-list entertainers who are among some of Hollywood's most famous. Here, we recall some of Frost's glitziest interviews.
Elton John (1999)
Paul McCartney (1997)
James Brown (1970)
Tennessee Williams (1970)
Truman Capote (1969)
- The Huffington Post
Sir David Frost, the veteran broadcaster and writer, has died of a suspected heart attack while traveling aboard the Queen Elizabeth where he was delivering a speech on Saturday night, according to the BBC. He was 74. Frost’s long career spanned journalism, heavy-hitting TV interviews, game show hosting and comedy writing. He notably conducted a series of televised sit-downs with former president Richard Nixon in 1977. They were the basis of a 2006 play by Peter Morgan, which was then adapted as Ron Howard’s 2008 film, Frost/Nixon. Michael Sheen played Frost and the film was nominated for five Oscars. In the early 1960s, Frost hosted the satirical program That Was The Week That Was on the BBC and also featured on an American version for NBC from 1964-1965. In 1968, he helped launch London Weekend Television, which is now part of ITV. His other on-air TV credits included The Frost Report, The David Frost Show, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Dr. Joyce Brothers, who parlayed a psychology degree and a penchant for dispensing advice to troubled strangers into a TV career when Dr. Phil was still in short pants (and Dr. Drew was barely a twinkle in his father’s eye), has died at the age of 85. A favorite guest of Johnny Carson’s, Dr. Brothers was talk-show royalty in the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, making frequent appearances on The Tonight Show, as well as The Mike Douglas Show, The Merv Griffin Show, The David Frost Show, and Dinah! and, later, The Daily Show and Late Night With Conan »
4 items from 2013
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