|Full Name||Bruce Gyngell|
|Date of Birth||8th July 1929|
|Place of Birth||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Spouse (1)||Ann Barr|
|Date of Marriage||1957|
|Place of Marriage|
|Children||Briony, Skye, David|
|Spouse (2)||Kathryn Rowan|
|Date of Marriage||1986|
|Place of Marriage||Westminster, London, England|
|Date of Death||7th September 2000|
|Place of Death||Lister Hospital, Chelsea, Middlesex, England|
Bruce Gyngell - The first man to appear live on Australian television. Additional information provided by John Godson : If you want to be completely correct, the first man on Australian television was some unknown person in one of the many travel documentaries used for test transmission purposes over the month prior to official scheduled broadcasting. But the, the First Man (or Person) on Official Australian Television was none other than the undersigned. It was myself who read the Official Station Opening Announcement voice over on Sunday evening, 16 September 1956. After that, there was a short trailer type promotion about television, AND THEN Bruce Gyngell came on camera as the first person to appear live' on Official Australian Television.
Bruce Gyngell, former managing director of British breakfast broadcaster TV-am
Bruce Gyngell (centre), pictured with the late Sir David Frost (left) and Princess Anne during a TV-AM studio interview was credited with creating the 'sofa format' of breakfast television in the UK, and rescuing TV-am in the 1980s, making him Margaret Thatcher's favourite broadcasting executive when she was prime minister.
|Submitted By||Craig Gingell|
|Last Updated||19th November 2016|
|Date of Registration||Jul 1986|
|Spouse||Kathryn J Rowan|
|Event Date||1 Jan 2000|
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