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Anne Josephine Robinson (Anne Robinson)

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Born: 1944 AD
Currently alive, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Journalist

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1944 - Born in Crosby, Lancashire, England on the 29th of September. 1966-1967 - She was the first young female reporter at the Daily Mail. 1968 - Her work was uncomfortable for her when she met and fell in love with the deputy news editor, Charlie Wilson, and the two got married. 1973 - The marriage disintegrated after Robinson became an alcoholic. That same year, both Robinson and Wilson initiated divorce proceedings. 1977-1980 - She worked for The Sunday Times worked for the late, controversial magnate, Robert Maxwell on the staff of the Daily Mirror.          - She began appearing on BBC television, on programmes such as Points of View and Watchdog. 1990 - Robinson has also hosted the United States NBC primetime version of the show, which has since ceased production. Before she hosted Weakest Link. 1993 - She also presented a weekly show on BBC Radio 2 on Saturday mornings. 1996 - She returned to the station briefly, sitting in for Jimmy Young on the Lunchtime slot for 2 weeks. 2001 - Robinson published her autobiography, Memoirs of an Unfit Mother, in which she describes her former drinking problem. 2002 - He also hosted an episode of Have I Got News For You where she was baited slightly by Ian Hislop because of her admiration for Robert Maxwell. 2005 - She made a guest appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, where Robinson talked about herself admitting that she was an unfit mother. 2006 - She was ranked number 46 in the ITV poll of TV's 50 Greatest Stars. 2006 - On the 23rd of April, The Sunday Times Rich List named Anne Robinson as one of the UK's richest media personalities, worth £60 million.

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