Nicholas Parsons

Biography

Nicholas Parsons was born in Grantham in 1923. One of Britain's best-loved entertainers, he first came to prominence in the late 50s in the comedy partnership with Arthur Haynes. As well as presenting Just a Minute, he is well known for hosting the quiz show Sale of the Century and for his comedy chat show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which has run for the past thirteen years. He was awarded an OBE for his services to Drama and Broadcasting in 2003 and an CBE for his charitable work in 2014.

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