Monica Rose

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Monica Rose
Born Monica Angela Rose
(1948-02-11)11 February 1948
London, England, UK
Died 2 February 1994(1994-02-02) (aged 45)
Leicester, England, UK
Occupation Game show hostess
Years active 1964-1977

Monica Rose (11 February 1948 - 2 February 1994) was a British TV quiz show hostess on Double Your Money and The Sky's the Limit, both presented by Hughie Green.

Showbusiness career[edit]

Originally a contestant on Double Your Money, Rose was invited to become a hostess on the show by Green, impressed by her cockney charm and manner, and stayed for three years. She later worked on The Sky's the Limit.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Rose left show business in 1977 and was admitted to hospital three years later suffering from a nervous breakdown. She married Baptist lay preacher Terry Dunnell in 1982 and settled in Leicester where she worked as a checkout operator in a supermarket.[1] After battling depression, Rose committed suicide by overdosing on antidepressants and tranquillisers in 1994.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Hayward, Anthony (11 February 1994). "Obituary: Monica Rose". The Independent. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Celebrity's suicide". The Independent. 17 March 1994. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Randall, David (22 June 2008). "Whatever happened to Monica Rose after doubling her money?". The Independent. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 

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