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Sir Terry Wogan: Tributes paid to veteran broadcaster!

Tributes have poured in for veteran BBC broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan who has died aged 77, after a short illness.
BBC director general Tony Hall hailed him as “a broadcasting legend”.
Sir Terry hosted a long-running TV chat show, fronted the Eurovision Song Contest and was the face of Children in Need, while his Radio 2 breakfast show regularly had around 8m listeners.
Broadcaster Simon Mayo said: “There was no-one better at being a friend behind the microphone than Sir Terry”.
Sir Terry, who had not been seen in public since November when he pulled out of hosting the annual Children in Need telethon, died “after a short but brave battle with cancer”, his family said.
He leaves his wife Helen and their three children. The couple also had a daughter who died in infancy.
“He passed away surrounded by his family. While we understand he will be missed by many, the family ask that their privacy is respected at this time,” his family said, in a statement on Sunday.
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Born in Limerick in the Irish Republic, Sir Terry’s career spanned 50 years on both radio and TV, and even included a brief stint in the charts with his 1978 cover of The Floral Dance.
He also provided the UK commentary for the annual Eurovision Song Contest for some 28 years, with many viewing his acerbic comments on the show as the highlight of the event.
From 1972 to 1984 he presented the breakfast show on Radio 2 as The Terry Wogan Show, returning after a decade away in 1993 to front the re-branded Wake Up To Wogan.
The second incarnation of the show regularly drew more than 8m listeners – dubbed TOGs, or “Terry’s Old Geezers and Gals”.
Radio 2 controller, Bob Shennan, said he was “one of the greatest and most popular radio hosts this country has ever heard”.
He added: “We were brightened by his wonderful personality and charm as he woke us up every weekday morning, becoming an essential and much loved part of our lives.
“His millions of listeners adored him, as did his whole Radio 2 family. We will miss him enormously”
“Just the most warm-hearted, generous, funny, clever, life-affirming man,” tweeted Radio 2 colleague Dermot O’Leary. “Part of the foundations of BBC Radio 2 – so very sad.”
“He was probably the greatest broadcaster since the invention of the microphone,” said another Radio 2 colleague, Jeremy Vine.
“He lived for the red light and the sense that there was a listener at the end of the microphone. He only ever spoke to one person, because the greatest radio is intimate

Happy Birthday Princess Stephanie Of Monaco!

ABOUT
Singer, swimwear designer and fashion model who is the youngest daughter of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III. She is also known for her philanthropy and she has worked to combat HIV/AIDS for much of her adult life.

BEFORE FAME
She was in the tragic car accident which took the life of her mother and this has haunted her for most of her life.

TRIVIA
She recorded the song In the Closet, with Michael Jackson – but she didn’t use her real name for the credits.

FAMILY LIFE
Her older sister is well-known Princess Caroline of Monaco.

ASSOCIATED WITH
She became involved in an apprenticeship program at Christian Dior under the head designer, Marc Bohan.

Happy Birthday Garrett Morris!

ABOUT
African-American comedian who was in the original cast of Saturday Night Live when it premiered in 1975. In one of his best known bits while on SNL, where he spent five years as a cast member, he was presented on Weekend Update as “President of the New York School for the Hard of Hearing.” In 2011, he began playing Earl on the TV series 2 Broke Girls and he was also cast in the 2015 film Ant-Man.

BEFORE FAME
He attended the Juilliard School of Music to perfect his singing voice. Early in his career, he soloed with the Harry Belafonte singers and performed in a number of Broadway musicals.

TRIVIA
In 1994 he was shot in an apparent robbery attempt and had to discontinue his role on the sitcom Martin because of it.

FAMILY LIFE
He got married to Freda Morris on September 20, 1996.

ASSOCIATED WITH
He was part of the first Saturday Night Live cast with Gilda Radner.

Happy Birthday Lisa Marie Presley!

ABOUT
Her debut album, To Whom It May Concern, was granted Gold status after reaching #5 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in 2003.

BEFORE FAME
She was born exactly nine months after her parents’ wedding and had to wait until she was twenty-five to inherit the Presley estate, Graceland.

TRIVIA
Her second album, Now What, peaked at #9 on the U.S. Billboard in 2005 and she addressed a Congressional hearing in opposition to the use of medication for treating ADHD.

FAMILY LIFE
She was married to Danny Keough from 1988 to 1994 and had a son and daughter, then married Michael Jackson and was with him from 1994 to 1996. She later married Nicolas Cage and was with him from 2002 to 2004, before she married music producer Michael Lockwood in 2006; the couple had twin girls.

ASSOCIATED WITH
She is the daughter of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, and was the wife of Michael Jackson, the King of Pop.