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Hughie Green

British television host

Hughie Green is ...


Born 2 February 1920 in London
Died 3 May 1997 in London
Age 77 years, 3 months
Cause lung cancer

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United Kingdom
Manner of death natural causes
Child Paula Yates
Occupation television presenter, actor and television producer

About Hughie Green

Hughie Green was a British television host who rose to fame in the 1950s and 60s. Born on February 2, 1920, in London, Green began his career as a radio announcer before transitioning to television in the early 1950s. He quickly became one of the most popular hosts on British television, known for his quick wit and charming personality.

Green's most famous show was "Opportunity Knocks," which aired from 1956 to 1978. The show was a talent competition that featured amateur performers from around the country. Green was known for his catchphrase, "And now, it's time to face the music," which he would say before announcing the winner of each episode.

Green was also a successful producer, creating and hosting a number of other television shows throughout his career. He was awarded the OBE in 1977 for his contributions to the entertainment industry.

Despite his success, Green's personal life was often tumultuous. He was married four times and had numerous affairs, including one with his daughter's best friend. He was also known for his temper and was involved in several public feuds with other celebrities.

Green passed away on May 3, 1997, at the age of 77. Despite his controversial personal life, he is remembered as one of the most influential figures in British television history.


- "Hughie Green: The man who put the 'Opportunity' into TV talent shows" by David Barnett, The Independent

- "Hughie Green: The man who invented TV talent shows" by Tim Walker, The Telegraph

- "Hughie Green: The rise and fall of a TV legend" by Simon Edge,

About Death

After a failed court case against the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation over a copyright case which cost him £250,000 in 1989, Green lived out his life away from the media in solitude, confined to his Baker Street flat and lacking the riches he enjoyed during his fame.

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