Jimmy Savile

Jimmy Savile

Original Name James Wilson Vincent Savile
Birth
Leeds, Metropolitan Borough of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Death 29 Oct 2011 (aged 84)
Roundhay, Metropolitan Borough of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Burial Scarborough, Scarborough Borough, North Yorkshire, England
Memorial ID 79495418 · View Source
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English Disc Jockey, Television Presenter and Media Personality. He is best known for his BBC television show Jim'll Fix It, and for being the first and last presenter of the long-running BBC music chart show Top of the Pops. He is the subject of a police investigation into allegations of sexual assault made after his death. After working as a conscripted coal miner during the Second World War, Savile began a career playing records in, and later managing, dance halls. His media career started as a disc jockey on Radio Luxembourg in 1958, and on Tyne Tees Television in 1960, developing a reputation for his flamboyant character and eccentricities. He later worked primarily for the BBC, where he presented the first edition of Top of the Pops in 1964 and worked on BBC Radio 1 from 1968. Between 1975 and 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 his fundraising and support of various charities and hospitals, in particular Stoke Mandeville Hospital near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, Leeds General Infirmary and the Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire. He was widely described as a philanthropist and was honoured for his efforts. He was awarded the OBE in 1971 and was knighted in 1990.

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  • Added: 29 Oct 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 79495418
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jimmy Savile (31 Oct 1926–29 Oct 2011), Find a Grave Memorial no. 79495418, citing Woodlands Cemetery and Crematorium, Scarborough, Scarborough Borough, North Yorkshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .