Sir David Paradine Frost (7 April 1939 – 31 August 2013) was an English television host, media personality, journalist, comedian, and writer.
After graduating from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Frost rose to prominence during the satire boom in the United Kingdom when he was chosen to host the satirical programme That Was the Week That Was in 1962. His success on this show led to work as a host on U.S. television. He became known for his television interviews with senior political figures, among them the Nixon interviews with former U.S. President Richard Nixon in 1977, which were adapted into a stage play and film. He interviewed all eight British prime ministers serving between 1964 and 2016, and all seven U.S. presidents in office between 1969 and 2008.Frost was one of the “Famous Five” people behind the launch of ITV breakfast station TV-am in 1983. For the BBC, he hosted the Sunday morning interview programme Breakfast with Frost from 1993 to 2005. He spent two decades as host of Through the Keyhole. From 2006 to 2012 he hosted the weekly programme Frost Over the World on Al Jazeera English, and from 2012 the weekly programme The Frost Interview. In 2005 he received the BAFTA Fellowship from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and in 2009 received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Emmy Awards.
Frost died on 31 August 2013, aged 74, on board the cruise ship MS Queen Elizabeth, on which he had been engaged as a speaker. In March 2014, his memorial stone was unveiled in Poets’ Corner, Westminster Abbey.