Michael Parkinson



  • Birth Place: Cudworth, South Yorkshire, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/28/1935, Gemini
  • Profession: British journalist; host of Parkinson
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Michael Parkinson Fast Facts:
  • Left school at 16 hoping to become a professional cricketer, but was rejected by Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
  • Can be seen on the cover of Paul McCartney's 1973 album 'Band on the Run'.
  • Parkinson, his talk show, came to an end in 1982 after 361 shows and 1050 guests. It was resurrected by the BBC again in 1998.
  • Awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 2000 for his services to broadcasting.
  • Owns The Royal Oak pub in Berkshire with his son Nick, which serves Michelin-starred food.
  • Michael Parkinson Relationships:
  • Michael Parkinson Jr. - Son
  • Nicholas Parkinson - Son
  • Mary Parkinson - Wife
  • Andrew Parkinson - Son


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