The godfather of British satire, David Frost was born in April, 1939 in Tenterden, Kent.
He studied at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and joined the Footlights drama society, where he first encountered the likes of Peter Cook and John Bird.
Working in TV after graduation, he was picked by Ned Sherrin to host That Was The Week That Was and spearheaded a new wave of satirical humour.
Although not a gifted comedy performer, Frost's talent for surrounding himself with the right people ensured he remained associated with the genre right through the 1960s, with shows like The Frost Report and BBC-3.
By the end of the decade, he'd turned producer, overseeing At Last The 1948 Show.
Since going on to become a TV presenter, quiz show host and media mogul, Frost made a brief return to comedy in 2003, helming The Strategic Humor Initiative.
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