Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile was an English DJ, television and radio personality who hosted BBC shows including Top of the Pops and Jim'll Fix It. He raised an estimated £40 million for charities and, during his lifetime, was widely praised for his personal qualities and as a fund-raiser. After his death, hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse were made against him, leading the police to conclude that Savile had been a predatory sex offender—possibly one of Britain's most prolific. There had been allegations during his lifetime, but they were dismissed and accusers ignored or disbelieved; Savile took legal action against some accusers. Savile worked in coal mines as a teenager, reportedly sustaining spinal injuries at the age of 14, and was a Bevin Boy during the Second World War. He began a career playing records in, and later managing, dance halls, and was said to have been the first disc jockey to use twin turntables to keep music in constant play.
|Born:||James Wilson Vincent Savile, October 31, 1926, Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England|
|Died:||October 29, 2011, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England|
|Resting place:||Woodlands Cemetery, Scarborough|
|Occupation:||DJ, television personality, radio personality, dance hall manager|
|Net worth:||£4.3 million (2011)|
|IMDb:||Jimmy Savile's IMDb|
About Jimmy Savile
Radio DJ who gained fame for his eccentric and flamboyant television personality as the host of BBC's Jim'll Fix It. In 1971, he was awarded the OBE for his charity work.
He worked in the British coal mines during World War II and later became a DJ and a manager of dance halls.
Madame Tussauds London created a wax model of him in 1986. They melted it down in October 2012 after over 450 allegations arose accusing him of being a predatory sex offender.
His parents, Vincent Joseph Marie Savile and Agnes Monica Savile, raised him as a Roman Catholic along with his six older siblings.
He appeared on the fourth season of Celebrity Big Brother with Dennis Rodman in 2006.
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