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Former Eurovision Song Contest Host Katie Boyle Dies At 91

Date March 21, 2018 18:21

British TV actress and on-air personality, Katie Boyle, has passed on peacefully in her home. She was 91 years old.

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Katie Boyle's rise to fame and success

Also known as Catherine Boyle, Katie was once one of the most prominent faces when it came to British media. She was an actress, radio announcer, TV personality, game-show panelist, writer, and human rights activist. One of her most notable works was presenting the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Born in 1926, she began her modeling career in her 20s and was even featured on such big publications as Vogue. She also appeared in a number of films at this time.

In the 1950s, Katie became an on-screen announcer for BBC. 10 years later, she became a famous TV personality when she started appearing on panel games like What's My Line?

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She presented the Eurovision Song Contests, which took place in 1960, 1963, 1968, and 1974.

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Katie's death

Her agent, in a statement, confirmed her death on March 20. Katie was also known as Lady Saunders since she got married to the (now late) producer of The Mousetrap Sir Peter Saunders.

She was married three times. In an autobiography that she wrote in 1980 titled What This Katie Did, she opened up about what life in showbiz was like.

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She once said in an interview with Press Association:

My whole career really started by accident. There was a time when I was on the BBC three times a week - it seems very strange to think of that now, but it was the only thing people watched.

Fans offer their condolences

Many of Katie's beloved fans have taken to Twitter to express their sadness for the loss of such an iconic television personality.

A lot of her fans recalled the times Katie graced our TV screens, and her voice was heard on the radio. She will surely be missed.

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