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David Frost was an English media personality best known for his 1977 interviews with President Richard Nixon, which were adapted for a play and the critically acclaimed film Frost/Nixon. Frost hosted several television programs in the United States and Britain.
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Actor Michael Sheen played Frost and Frank Langella played Nixon. The play, which premiered on Broadway in 2007, was also adapted into a 2008 Academy Award-nominated movie, directed by Ron Howard.
Although perhaps his most famous interview, Nixon wasn't Frost's only historic one-on-one. He was the only person to interview all six British prime ministers, serving between 1964 and 2007,
In 1993, Frost was knighted for his notable career in television. In 2006, the legendary broadcaster began working for Al Jazeera English interviewing political figures such as President George Bush and Tony Blair and celebrities including George Clooney. In July 2013, he launched The Frost Program on Al Jazeera with astronaut Buzz Aldrin as his first interview.
In his personal life, Frost had many relationships with high-profile women over the years including British actress Janette Scott and American actresses Diahann Carroll and Carol Lynley. In 1984, he married Lady Carina Fitzalan-Howard, daughter to the 17th Duke of Norfolk. The couple had three sons.
On August 31st, 2013, while giving a speech aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship, the veteran broadcaster died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 74. British Prime Minister David Cameron said of Frost: "Sir David was an extraordinary man – with charm, wit, talent, intelligence and warmth in equal measure. He made a huge impact on television and politics."
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