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Who is Mary Parkinson? Michael Parkinson’s wife

BY Shahzad Saeed Aug 17, 2023. 06:56 pm UPDATED: Aug 17, 2023. 06:56 pm

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Legendary British talk show host Michael Parkinson passed away at age 88. He has conducted lengthy chat show interviews with well-known people, including Muhammad Ali, Elton John, Madonna, and Helen Mirren.

The BBC confirmed that he had passed away. The family’s statement was made public by the broadcasting company. “After a brief illness, Sir Michael Parkinson passed away peacefully at home last night in the company of his family,” the statement read. The grieving family asks for space and time to themselves.

Parkinson has previously been referred to as “the great British talk show host” by The Guardian.

In 1971, his program made its debut on BBC television. Marion Montgomery, a jazz musician, was his first appearance on the program. Parkinson’s show aired on the British public broadcaster from 1998 until 2007 after finishing its 11-year run on the BBC. According to rumors, the host once thought he had spoken with more than 2,000 guests.

“Michael was the king of the chat show and he defined the format for all the presenters and shows that followed,” BBC director general Tim Davie said of Parkinson. He conducted enthralling interviews with the biggest celebrities of the 20th century. In addition to being an excellent question-asker, Michael was also an excellent listener. Michael was a broadcaster and journalist who was truly unique and will be sorely missed.

Parkinson has previously been referred to as “the great British talk show host” by The Guardian.

Who is Mary Parkinson, the spouse of Michael Parkinson?

On July 16, 1936, Mary Parkinson was born in Doncaster. Like her husband, she was well known for her work as a journalist and television host.

Good Afternoon, a magazine program produced by Thames Television in the 1970s, had Mary as its host. She also took part in the Through the Keyhole panel discussion.

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After meeting Michael on an open-top bus, she got married to him in 1959. Over 60 years of marriage were spent by the couple. Michael Parkinson Jr., Nicholas, and Andrew Parkinson are the three sons who they had together. Michael Jr., their oldest child, is wed to comedian and actress Fiona Allen.

Read more: Michael Parkinson Dead at 88, Cause of Death

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