Katie Boyle

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== Shows ==
== Shows ==
[[Eurovision Song Contest]]
[[Eurovision Song Contest]]
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[[Home Truths (2)|Home Truths]]
[[It's a Knockout]]
[[It's a Knockout]]
[[Juke Box Jury]] (regular panellist)
[[Juke Box Jury]] (regular panellist)
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[[The Name's the Same]] (regular panellist)
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[[Pick the Winner]] (regular panellist)
[[A Song for Europe]]
[[A Song for Europe]]
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== Biography ==
== Biography ==
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Catherine "Katie" Boyle is an actress and presenter born in Florence, Italy. She is best known for presiding over the Eurovision Song Contest on four different occasions - 1960, 1963, 1968 and 1974. She was partly chosen for her role because she has mastery of several languages.
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Catherine "Katie" Boyle was an actress and presenter born in Florence, Italy in 1926. She is best known for presiding over the [[Eurovision Song Contest]] on four different occasions - 1960, 1963, 1968 and 1974. She was partly chosen for her role because she has mastery of several languages. Her association with ''Eurovision'' has been developed through her willingness to appear on the various spin-off shows - ''A Song for Eurotrash'', ''Harry Hill's Top Ten Eurovision'', ''Tips for Le Top'', ''[[Terry Wogan]] Says "Nul Point, Finland"'', etc etc.
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Boyle came to the UK in 1946, and swiftly found fame as a clothes model. She appeared in a number of movies in the 1950s, and moved to the small screen in the following decade, hosting fashion advertorial ''Mayfair Merry-Go-Round''. Her innocent demeanour allowed her to find regular places on the panels of [[What's My Line?]] and [[The Name's the Same]], and latterly on [[Blankety Blank]] and [[Punchlines]]. Her last regular television engagement was on LWT's ''Sunday Show'' in the mid-1980s.
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She died in March 2018, aged 91.
== Trivia ==
== Trivia ==
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Her birth name is Catherina Irene Elena Maria Imperiali dei Pricipidi di Francavilla. We thought that was the Italian entry in '65.
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Katie was fond of animals, and sat on the board of Battersea Dogs' Home for many years.
== Web links ==
== Web links ==

Current revision as of 10:23, 21 March 2018

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Contents

Shows

Eurovision Song Contest

Home Truths

It's a Knockout

Juke Box Jury (regular panellist)

The Name's the Same (regular panellist)

Pick the Winner (regular panellist)

A Song for Europe

What's My Line? (regular panellist)

Biography

Catherine "Katie" Boyle was an actress and presenter born in Florence, Italy in 1926. She is best known for presiding over the Eurovision Song Contest on four different occasions - 1960, 1963, 1968 and 1974. She was partly chosen for her role because she has mastery of several languages. Her association with Eurovision has been developed through her willingness to appear on the various spin-off shows - A Song for Eurotrash, Harry Hill's Top Ten Eurovision, Tips for Le Top, Terry Wogan Says "Nul Point, Finland", etc etc.

Boyle came to the UK in 1946, and swiftly found fame as a clothes model. She appeared in a number of movies in the 1950s, and moved to the small screen in the following decade, hosting fashion advertorial Mayfair Merry-Go-Round. Her innocent demeanour allowed her to find regular places on the panels of What's My Line? and The Name's the Same, and latterly on Blankety Blank and Punchlines. Her last regular television engagement was on LWT's Sunday Show in the mid-1980s.

She died in March 2018, aged 91.

Trivia

Her birth name is Catherina Irene Elena Maria Imperiali dei Pricipidi di Francavilla. We thought that was the Italian entry in '65.

Katie was fond of animals, and sat on the board of Battersea Dogs' Home for many years.

Web links

IMDb entry

Wikipedia entry

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