Michael Parkinson Wife: Meet Mary Parkinson

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Michael Parkinson was an English television presenter, broadcaster, journalist and author.

He was best known for his long-running talk show Parkinson, which ran from 1971 to 1982 and from 1998 to 2007. He interviewed some of the biggest names in the world, including Muhammad Ali, Frank Sinatra, Elton John, and Margaret Thatcher.

Parkinson was born in Cudworth, South Yorkshire, England, on March 28, 1935. He began his career as a journalist, working for the Manchester Guardian and the Daily Express. He moved into television in the 1960s, working as a reporter and presenter for Granada Television.

Parkinson’s first talk show, Parkinson, premiered on BBC One in 1971. The show was an instant hit, and Parkinson quickly became one of the most popular presenters in the UK. He interviewed a wide range of guests, from politicians and celebrities to sports stars and authors.

Parkinson was knighted in 2008 for his services to broadcasting. He died on August 16, 2023, at the age of 88.

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Michael Parkinson Wife: Meet Mary Parkinson

Michael Parkinson’s wife was Mary Parkinson. They were married in 1958 and had three children together, Michael Parkinson Jr, Andrew Parkinson, and Nicholas Parkinson. 

Michael Parkinson’s wife Mary was born on July 16, 1936, in Doncaster.

Michael Parkinson Wife

Like her late husband, she is known for being a journalist and television presenter.

Mary presented the 1970s magazine programme Good Afternoon, produced by Thames Television.

Michael and Marry were married for over 60 years, after they we in 1959, after meeting on an open topped bus.