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Isobel Lady Barnett (June 30, 1918 - October 20, 1980) was a British radio and television personality, popular during the 1950s and 1960s. June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... // Events and No. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ...


Isobel Barnett was born in Aberdeen, Scotland. She was a practising doctor, and appeared as an actress, but it was as a panellist on BBC television shows such as What's My Line? that she became famous. Elegant and witty, she was regarded by audiences as the epitome of the British aristocracy (although her title actually came from the fact that her solicitor husband had been knighted; she was not an aristocrat, nor had she married into the aristocracy). She also made regular appearances on the long-running (1948 to date) BBC radio series Any Questions?, on the radio panel game Many a Slip and on the now very dated women's discussion series The Petticoat Line. This article is about the Scottish city. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Corporate logo of the British Broadcasting Corporation. ... Whats My Line? was a weekly panel game show originally produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman for CBS television. ... -1... This article needs to be wikified. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ...


When the more informal culture of the 1960s and 1970s brought an end to her television career, she descended into a reclusive and eccentric existence. In 1980, she was found guilty in court of a shoplifting offence, an event which briefly brought her back into the public eye. A few days later she was found dead in her home, having committed suicide. Her story was sensitively recounted by several of her friends and colleagues in a 1991 BBC Radio 4 documentary in the Radio Lives series, which confirmed that she gave no indication whatsoever to any of her friends that she was planning to take her own life, and that she kept up a facade of "business as usual". The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Shoplifting (also known as retail theft) is theft of merchandise for sale in a shop, store, or other retail establishment, by an ostensible patron. ... Suicide (from Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of willfully ending ones own life. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... BBC Radio 4 is a British domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of chiefly spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ...


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Lady Isobel Barnett (June 30, 1918 - October 20, 1980) was a British television personality, popular during the 1950s and 1960s.
She appeared as an actress, but it was as a panellist on BBC television shows such as What's My Line[?] that she became famous.
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