David Frost Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Feb 20, 2024 By Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Originally Published on May 13, 2022
David Frost was a writer, comedian, and media personality from England, with his own production company.
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About David Frost

Sir David Paradine Frost OBE was born on April 7, 1939, and studied English at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University.
David Frost was a TV host, journalist, TV personality, TV producer, actor, comedian, and writer from the United Kingdom. He was a multi-talented individual who conducted interviews with former US President Richard Nixon.
In 1962, David Frost rose to popularity in the United Kingdom as the host of the popular television show 'That Was The Week That Was'.
David Frost has hosted numerous television series throughout his career. His efforts brought him a great deal of fame and riches during his life. In 1970, he was awarded an OBE and in 1993, he was knighted. In 2000, David Frost received the American Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award.
Unfortunately, Frost died of a heart attack on the Cunard cruise ship, MS Queen Elizabeth, on August 31, 2013, at the age of 74, while suffering from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

David Frost Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was David Frost’s net worth?

Denis O'Brien's net worth is believed to have been over $100 million at the time of his death.

How much did David Frost earn per year?

David Frost's annual income during his life is not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was David Frost?

Denis was 5 ft 11 in (182 cm) tall.

How old was David Frost?

David was born on April 7, 1939, in Tenterden, Kent, England, and died on August 31, 2013, at the age of 74.

Childhood And Education

David Paradine Frost was the son of 'W. J.' Paradine Frost and Mona Paradine Frost and with his two older sisters, he grew up in Gillingham, Kent, and was taught by David Gilmore Harvey in his father's church's Sunday School Bible Class. He started, but didn't finish, his teaching as a Christian local preacher.
While living in Raunds, Northamptonshire, Frost attended Barnsole Road Primary School in Gillingham, Woodhall Spa's St Hugh's School, Gillingham Grammar School, and Wellingborough Grammar School.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who was David Frost’s partner?

On March 19, 1983, Frost married Lady Carina Fitzalan-Howard. Wilfred Frost (born 7 August 1985), George Frost (born April 23, 1987), and Miles Frost (born June 2, 1984) are the couple's three sons.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Frost went on to host a variety of shows, including  'Not So Much A Program, More A Way Of Life', but it was dropped after a sketch was deemed offensive to Catholics and the British Royal family.
Another high point in his career was 'The Frost Report', which aired from 1966-1967, followed by 'The Frost Program', an interview-based show. His audience included a number of contentious and known personalities.

Charity Work

He was a supporter and ex-Vice President of the Motor Neurone Disease Association charity, as well as a benefactor of the Alzheimer's Research Trust, the Home Farm Trust, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, East Anglia's Children's Hospices, and the Hearing Star Benevolent Fund.  He was also honored for his efforts to the Wellbeing for Women organization.

What awards did David Frost win?

He was awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1970; Honorary Doctor of Law degree of Emerson College in 1970; Knight Bachelor in 1993; Honorary Doctoral Degree from the University of Sussex in 1994; and the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement in 2000.

David Frost’s Hobbies And Interests

David Frost had a keen interest in chatting with famous personalities.

Other Interesting David Frost Facts And Trivia

  • Frost was the son of Rev. Wilfred John, a Huguenot Methodist minister.
  • Miles Frost died tragically of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), an undiagnosed cardiac disease that likely was passed down genetically.
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David Frost Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

David Paradine Frost

Date of Birth


Date of Death




Place of Birth



182 cm

Eye Color

Light Brown


TV Host Journalist, Comedian, Presenter and Writer


Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University

Net Worth



Lady Carina Fitzalan-Howard


Mona Paradine Frost , Revd Wilfred John Paradine Frost


Jean, Margaret
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Written by Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason

Bachelor of Science specializing in Mass Communication.

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