French Eurovision Song Contest host died

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Jacqueline Joubert has died during the night of Friday to Saturday. The French television personality, who had reached the age of 83, hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 1959 and 1961.

Jacqueline Joubert, who intitially was an actress, became the first program announcer in history of French television. Joubert made several programs an later on became responsible for entertainment and children programs at the public channel Antenne 2, nowadays France 2. Jacqueline Joubert was married to journalist Georges De Caunes and had one son, Antoine De Caunes, who became a popular TV entertainer.

Jacqueline Joubert had the honour to host the Euovision Song Contest twice. In 1959 and 1961, when the Eurovision Song Contest was held in Cannes (France), she introduced the participants to the European spectators.

Jacqueline Joubert was born in Paris on 29th March 1921 and was aged 83 when she died last Saturday.

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