Legendary broadcaster Sir David Frost dies at 74
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
9/2/2013 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
David Frost - formally know as Sir David Frost was a legendary journalist and
broadcaster, whose career spanned journalism, comedy writing and
daytime television presenting is perhaps best known for his series of
revealing interviews with former U.S. President Richard Nixon following
the Watergate scandal. Frost has died at the age of 74 following a heart
attack he suffered while onboard a cruise ship.
Sir David Frost is perhaps best known for his series of revealing interviews with former U.S. President Richard Nixon following the Watergate scandal.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Frost was aboard the Queen Elizabeth Saturday night where he was set to give a speech. "His family is devastated and asks for privacy at this difficult time. A family funeral will be held in the near future and details of a memorial service will be announced in due course."
"David loved broadcasting, did it brilliantly for more than 50 years and was eagerly looking forward to a host of projects - including interviewing the prime minister next week - before his sudden and tragic death," Barney Jones, who edited "Breakfast with Frost" program on the BBC for more than 10 years said. "We will all miss him enormously."
"Sir David was an extraordinary man, with charm, wit, talent, intelligence and warmth in equal measure," British Prime Minister David Cameron said.
Born in Kent, Frost studied at Cambridge University where he became secretary of the Footlights club, and met future comedy greats such as Peter Cook, Graham Chapman and John Bird.
After university he went to work at ITV before he was asked to front the BBC program "That Was The Week That Was," which ran between 1962 and 1963.
"The Frost Report" brought together John Cleese, Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett in a sketch show which would influence many comedy writers including the "Monty Python" crew.
Sir David began work on "The David Frost Show" in the United States. He later conducted a series of interviews with Nixon, who had resigned the presidency two years earlier, in which the former president came close to apologizing to the public for his role in the Watergate scandal.
Their exchanges were made into the film "Frost/Nixon," which saw Michael Sheen portray Sir David Frost to Frank Langella's Nixon. Sir David himself appeared at the premiere of the film in 2008.
"He was a legendary broadcasting figure and a member of the British broadcasting landscape for two generations and in many ways his success was very un-English," Playwright Peter Morgan said.
"He was a pioneer. He combined being a satirist and someone who one satirized. It was an extraordinary, four-dimensional, vivid career...and he was a great lunch."
Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for JULY 2017
Lapsed Christians. That our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our prayer and witness to the Gospel, may rediscover the merciful closeness of the Lord and the beauty of the Christian life.
Kim Kardashian may be one of the most famous American celebrities, and she is worth a fortune. That's why it's baffling she would desecrate ... continue reading
Ron Howard and Henry Winkler mourn the loss of 'Happy Days' costar Erin Moran, who passed away at only 56-years-old Watch
Erin Moran, the beautiful actress best known for her role as Joanie Cunningham in "Happy Days" has passed away at only 56-years-old. LOS ... continue reading
On her fifth anniversary of sobriety, singer/songwriter Demi Lovato posted a message thanking God for breaking the curse of addiction from ... continue reading
Catholic nuns sickened by Katy Perry's link to witchcraft as they fight to stop her purchase of sacred convent Watch
In 2014, singer/songwriter Katy Perry paid a visit to Boston, MA and took place in an event called the Salem Witch Walk. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading
Bill Paxton, known for his roles in "Twister," "Aliens," and "Apollo 13" passed away on February 25, 2017. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- Daily Readings for Tuesday, July 25, 2017
- Pope Francis prays for Charlie Gard as family hopes to establish charity
- Do you have what it takes to become a Catholic celebrity?
- ISIS slaughtered priest, Fr. Hamel, is remembered one year after ...
- Daily Reading for Thursday, July 27th, 2017 HD Video
- Pope Francis is set for something big, but what is it? HD Video
- St. James the Greater: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, July 25, 2017
- Daily Reading for Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 HD
- Statues of the Virgin Mary triumphantly return to Iraq, after defeat of ISIS HD
- Daily Reading for Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 HD
- Daily Reading for Monday, July 24th, 2017 HD