Des O'CONNOR

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1932-01-12
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Style Des O'Connor, Esq, CBE
Career entertainer and chat-show host; former Butlin's Red Coat; Lifetime Achievement Special Recognition Award Nat TV Awards 2003; >ir< professional debut Palace Theatre Newcastle 1953, compere Sunday Night at the London Palladium, completed 1,000th performance at London Palladium in his own show, one-man show UK, Canada and Australia since 1980, pantomime Cinderella (London Palladium 1985), numerous Royal Show appearances (incl host Royal Variety Performance 1997); Canada and USA: headlined three seasons London Palladium Show in Toronto and Ottawa, seasons at The Royal York Hotel and Royal Alexandra Theatre, two all-star galas at The MGM Grand Hotel Las Vegas; Australia: theatre and cabaret performances over many years, broke all box office records St George's League Club Sydney 1975, appeared at Sydney Opera House; >ir< host: Spot the Tune 1958, own series since 1963, two series screened US then worldwide 1975, Des O'Connor Tonight 1977-2002 (awarded Nat TV Awards Most Popular Talk Show 1995 and 1997), Des O'Connor Now 1985, TV Times Awards ceremony 1989-90 and 1990-91, Take Your Pick 1992, 1994 and 1996, Pot of Gold 1993 and 1995, An Audience with Des O'Connor 2001, Des O'Connor on Des O'Connor 2001, The Way They Were 2001, Fame in the Family 2000-, Today With Des And Mel 2002-06 (RTS Programme Award for Best Daytime Programme 2003), Des O'Connor Comedy Tonight 2003, host Countdown 2007-08; >ir< first record Careless Hands reached number one in charts and sold over one million copies 1967, numerous hit singles and albums released since, album Des O'Connor sold over 250,000 copies 1984, released Sky Boat Song with Roger Whittaker entering Top Twenty charts 1986, album Portrait for Columbia (Gold on release) 1992, Inspired 2008
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Food and drink etiquette

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