401: Elizabeth Cowell
First Female Television Announcer
Born: 1912, Most Likely the United Kingdom
Died: 1998, Most Likely the United Kingdom
Elizabeth was also a radio broadcaster.
Her television appearance in August 1936 predated when television services actually began broadcasting in the United Kingdom in November that same year.
Elizabeth appeared on a broadcast for the RadiOlympia Exhibition. She co-announced with Jasmine Bligh, making Jasmine the second female television announcer, and Leslie Mitchell, the first man.
She also worked as a producer for several BBC television programs.
After a seven-year hiatus, Elizabeth returned to the BBC in 1946; her career with them interrupted by the Second World War. Though she did not return as a full-time announcer, she did serve as a narrator for a BBC Documentary that year. *
Elizabeth was married at the time to a Scottish laird. *
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