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|Birth:||7th April, 1939|
|Profession:||Comedian, Journalist, Television Presenter, Writer|
David Paradine Frost was born in Tenterden, Kent. He attended Barnsole Road Primary School in Gillingham, then Gillingham Grammar School and finally Wellingborough Grammar School. He subsequently won a place at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a degree in English. After leaving university, he became a trainee at Associated-Rediffusion and worked for Anglia Television.
Frost was chosen by writer and producer Ned Sherrin to host a pioneering satirical programme called That Was The Week That Was, alias TW3. This caught the wave of the satire boom in 1960s Britain and became a popular programme. After a pilot episode on 10 November 1963, a 30-minute American version of TW3 featuring Frost ran on NBC from 10 January 1964 to May 1965. In 1985, David Frost produced and hosted a television special in the same format, That Was the Year That Was, on NBC. In 1963 a tribute to the recently assassinated President John F. Kennedy on That Was the Week That Was had seen Frost's fame spread to the United States. His 1970 TV special Frost on America featured guests such as Jack Benny and Tennessee Williams.
From 1969 to 1972, Frost kept his London shows and fronted The David Frost Show on the Group W television stations in the United States. In 1977, he met US President Richard Nixon in a series of interviews for American television. During the 1980s, 90s and 2000s, he presented the panel game Through the Keyhole on daytime TV, which featured a long running partnership with Loyd Grossman.
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