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Michael Parkinson

TV Host Michael Parkinson

Profession: TV Host

Nationality:
England
English

Why Famous: Parkinson was the host of his eponymous chat show from 1971 to 1982 and again from 1998 to 2007, as well as venturing into other chat shows both internationally and nationally.

Described by The Guardian as "the great British talkshow host" he interviewed dozens of high profile celebrities over the decades.

Born: March 28, 1935
Birthplace: Cudsworth, Yorkshire, England
Age: 84 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries

Events in the Life of Michael Parkinson

  • 1971-02-19 British TV chat show "Parkinson" debuts on BBC1 presented by Michael Parkinson
  • 2008-06-04 British TV presenter Michael Parkinson is knighted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace

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