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Mr. Frost was born on Apr. 7, 1939, the son of a Methodist preacher. Besides hosting, he set up his own company, which gave birth to many more popular British programs.

“Breakfast With Frost” ran on the BBC for 12 years until 2005, and the game show “Through the Keyhole” from 1987 to 2008. He recently was working for Al-Jazeera International.