Nicholas Parsons

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Nicholas Parsons

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Parsons recording Just a Minute
at The Pleasance Grand, Edinburgh in 2007
Born
Christopher Nicholas Parsons

(1923-10-10)10 October 1923
Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Died28 January 2020(2020-01-28) (aged 96)
EducationSt Paul's School, London
University of Glasgow
OccupationActor; radio and TV presenter
Years active1947–2020
Known forJust a Minute
Sale of the Century
TitleRector of the University of St Andrews
(1988–91)

President of the Lord's Taverners
(1998–99)
Spouse(s)
Denise Bryer
(m. 1954; div. 1989)

Ann Reynolds (m. 1995)
Children2 (with Bryer)
Websitewww.nicholasparsons.co.uk

Christopher Nicholas Parsons CBE (10 October 1923 – 28 January 2020) was an English radio and television presenter and actor. He was known for hosting Just a Minute and Sale of the Century.

Parsons was Rector of the University of St Andrews from 1988 to 1991.

In August 2019, Parsons had suffered a fall and was hospitalized in Aylesbury.[2] He died from problems caused by the fall on 28 January 2020, in Aylesbury; he was 96.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Edward Lear". Great Lives.
  2. "Nicholas Parsons, 96: I've learned to pace myself after a nasty fall". inews.co.uk.
  3. "Just a Minute host Nicholas Parsons dies, aged 96". ITV. 28 January 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  4. "BBC radio host Nicholas Parsons dies". BBC News. 28 January 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.

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