Mary Whitehouse

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Birthday
13, 1910
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 23, 2001 (91)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
13, 1910
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 23, 2001 (91)

About

Remembered for her socially conservative activism, she led the Clean-Up TV group, spoke out against an LGBT rights publication titled Gay News, and objected to Royal National Theatre productions as well as to the Doctor Who television series.

Before Fame

In her early adulthood years, she taught art and involved herself in the Christian Moral Re-Armament movement.

Trivia

She carried out numerous other protests against artistic and social enterprises that she felt were morally damaging to British culture. In the 1970s, she became a leader of a Christian organization called the Nationwide Festival of Light.

Family Life

Her marriage to Ernest Raymond Whitehouse resulted in sons named Richard, Christopher, and Paul.

Associated With

She allied herself with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and pressed for legislation such as the Indecent Displays Act of 1981 and the Protection of Children Act of 1978.