Max Robertson
Max Robertson

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Name: Max Robertson
Occupation: Sportscaster
Gender: Male
Birth Day: August 28, 1915
Death Date: Nov 20, 2009 (age 94)
Age: Aged 94
Country: India
Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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Max Robertson

Max Robertson was born on August 28, 1915 in India (94 years old). Max Robertson is a Sportscaster, zodiac sign: Virgo. Find out Max Robertsonnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

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In addition to sports commentary, he provided the voice to many political and social events, such as King George VI's funeral.

Does Max Robertson Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Max Robertson died on Nov 20, 2009 (age 94).

Net Worth

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Before Fame

He moved to England at age seven, where he fell in love with sports and commentary.

Biography Timeline

1935

Robertson was born in Dacca, Bengal to British parents. The family moved back to England when he was seven years old, he then attended Haileybury, the independent school. In 1935 he left Clare College, Cambridge, for an expedition to Papua New Guinea. Afterwards he spent a few years in Sydney, where he worked as a schoolmaster. In 1937 Robertson gained his first job in broadcasting with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The first main tennis event he covered was the final of the Australian Open between Vivian McGrath and Jack Bromwich.

1939

Robertson returned to England in 1939 and spent the war years in the army. He joined the BBC in 1946, covering not only tennis but also athletics, swimming, skiing and even sports he had no genuine interest in, like motor racing.

1953

His style of commentary was much livelier than what BBC listeners were used to in the pre-war years. It gained him enough popularity for BBC staff to give him other assignments. In 1953 Robertson became the first regular host of the television series Panorama, which was not originally the heavyweight current affairs programme it became. He was also a commentator at major news events like the funeral of King George VI in 1952 and the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II a year later. From 1965 to 1977 he presented the television programme about antiques Going for a Song.

1986

Robertson also wrote a number of books, mainly about sports and antiques, his best known work probably being Wimbledon 1877-1977. He retired in 1986 after describing Boris Becker's second Wimbledon victory: "Beckermania forever! Becker the Boy King last year, now King Emperor...".

Family Life

Max was married to Nancy Suttor and Elisabeth Beresford; both marriages ended in divorce, and both resulted in two children.

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Currently, Max Robertson is 105 years, 9 months and 17 days old. Max Robertson will celebrate 106th birthday on a Saturday 28th of August 2021. Below we countdown to Max Robertson upcoming birthday.

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