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Multi-award   winning   television   personality   Noele   Gordon   was   born   Joan   Noel   Gordon   in   East   Ham,   East   London,   on   December 25th 1919. From   those   humble   beginnings   she   worked   her   way   up   to   become   one   of   Britain's   most   well   known   personalities.   Beginning her   theatre   career   in   1937   Noele   starred   in   hit   stage   productions   and   later   radio   plays,   live   television   dramas   and   Britain's first half-hour daily 'soap opera'. She   also   worked   as   a   presenter   on   both   television   and   radio   and   released   several   records.   Noele   also   has   many   firsts   to   her credit   thanks   to   being   part   of Associated   Television   during   its   formative   years   in   which   she   became   the   UK's   founding   female senior television executive. At   her   peak,   in   the   1970s,   ‘Nolly’   was   the   most   popular   woman   on   television   -   winning   awards   such   as   ITV   Personality   of   the Year,   most   compelling   character   and   Best Actress   between   1968   and   1981.   In   1978   she   became   the   first   to   be   inducted   into the   TV   Times   Hall   of   Fame.   Other   awards   were   bestowed   on   Noele   from   publications   ranging   from   The   Sun   to   The   Daily Telegraph. She   became   the   nation's   first   soap   queen   and   was   adored   by   up   to   18   million   viewers   in   the   UK   for   her   serial   role   as   Meg Richardson in Crossroads  - a character that also made her an international superstar. Noele   Gordon   died   on   April   14th   1985,   however   her   legacy   lives   on   with   her   era   of   Crossroads   continuing   to   prove   popular with numerous Network-DVD releases. In   2012   ITV   celebrated   Noele   with   a   prime-time   half-hour   celebration   of   her   work   in   The   Unforgettable   Noele   Gordon .   The series,   up   against   EastEnders,    gained   over   3.2   million   viewers   on   ITV   in   England   and   Wales   with   later   showings   on   STV   and UTV making it one of the most watched of the Unforgettable 2012 run. In   2015   a   clip   of   Noele   in   Crossroads   featured   in   a   Julie   Walters   fronted   Vision   Express   advert   looking   back   at   programmes and people who had influenced her creative performances. In   2019   the   West   End   musical   On   The   Town    was   released   on   CD,   featuring   Noele   tracks   have   been   played   on   local   radio   as well as on BBC Radio 2.