Esther Rantzen Biography
(Journalist Who Presented the BBC TV Series ‘That's Life!’)
Birthday: June 22, 1940 (Cancer)
Born In: Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Dame Esther Louise Rantzen is a noted English journalist and television presenter, known especially for presenting the BBC television series, ‘That’s Life!’. Early in her life, she was taught by her father to have high academic ambition, while from her teacher she learned that even if women had not had certain jobs that did not mean that they could not do it. After earning her degree from Somerville College, Oxford, she began her career at BBC Radio. Later, she was moved to BBC Television, where she worked first as a clerk, and then as a researcher, never expecting a promotion because of her gender. Finally, at the age of 28, she went on screen with ‘Braden’s Week’ and never looked back after that, presenting a line of successful programs one after another. She is also the founder of two telephone support services, ‘ChildLine’ for the children and ‘The Silver Line’ for the aged and contributes regularly to publications like Daily Mall on children’s issues.