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Jimmy Savile
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TV host


: 31 October 1926


: Leeds, UK


: Scorpio


: 29 October 2011


: 84 years


  • Sir James Wilson Vincent "Jimmy" Savile, OBE, KCSG was an English DJ, television and radio personality, dance hall manager, and charity fundraiser
When was Jimmy Savile born?31 October 1926
When did Jimmy Savile die? / Died29 October 2011
How many years did Jimmy Savile live? / Lived84 years
Where was Jimmy Savile born?Leeds, UK
Zodiac sign:Scorpio

Jimmy Savile facts

  • He hosted the BBC television show Jim'll Fix It, was the first and last presenter of the long-running BBC music chart show Top of the Pops, and raised an estimated £40 million for charities
  • At the time of his death he was widely praised for his personal qualities and as a fund-raiser
  • After his death, hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse were made against him, leading the police to believe that Savile had been a predatory sex offender—possibly one of Britain's most prolific
  • There had been allegations during his lifetime, but they were dismissed and accusers ignored or disbelieved; Savile took legal action against some accusers
  • Savile was conscripted to work in the coal mines as a Bevin Boy during the Second World War
  • He began a career playing records in, and later managing, dance halls, and was said to have been the first disc jockey to use twin turntables to keep music in constant play
  • His media career started as a disc jockey at Radio Luxembourg in 1958 and on Tyne Tees Television in 1960, and he developed a reputation for eccentricity and flamboyance
  • At the BBC, he presented the first edition of Top of the Pops in 1964 and broadcast on Radio 1 from 1968
  • From 1975 until 1994, he presented Jim'll Fix It, a popular television programme in which he arranged for the wishes of viewers, mainly children, to come true
  • During his lifetime, he was noted for fund-raising and supporting charities and hospitals, in particular Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury, Leeds General Infirmary and Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

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