Denis Norden

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Denis Norden, CBE
Born Denis Mostyn Norden
6 February 1922 (1922-02-06) (age 95)[1]
Hackney, London, England, UK
Occupation writer, television presenter (retired)
Years active c. 1939–2006
Spouse(s) Avril Rosen (1943–; 2 children)

Denis Mostyn Norden, CBE (born 6 February 1922) is a retired English comedy writer and television presenter. He was known for presenting the radio programme My Word!.[2]

He also presented My Music.Looks Familiar and blooper shows It'll Be Alright on the Night and Laughter File. He retired in 2006.[3]

Norden was born in Mare Street, Hackney, London on 6 February 1922. He studied at City of London School. Norden married Avril Rosen in 1943. They have two children.

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  1. Gerald Jacobs (3 October 2008), Interview: Denis Norden, The Jewish Chronicle online,, retrieved 15 April 2013.
  2. Kit Hesketh Harvey (8 November 2008), If in doubt, say 'Cockfosters', The Guardian,, retrieved 15 April 2013.
  3. Liz Thomas (21 April 2006), Norden calls it a night after 30 years at ITV, The Stage,, retrieved 15 April 2013.

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