Greene, Hugh

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Greene, Hugh Gender: M
Hugh Carleton Greene
born on 15 November 1910 at 20:05 (= 8:05 PM )
Place Berkhamsted, England, 51n46, 0w35
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 22°36' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 05°50 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 22°53'


British journalist and television executive.

He was the Director-General of the BBC from 1960―1969, and is generally credited with modernising an organisation that had fallen behind in the wake of the launch of ITV in 1955. He was the brother of Graham Greene, the English novelist.

Sir Hugh Greene was knighted in 1964. He was married four times. He had two sons by each of the first two marriages.

He died in Westminster, London, of cancer on 19 February 1987, aged 76.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Prize 1964 (knighted)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Michael Tracey's book, "A Variety of Lives: A Biography of Sir Hugh Greene" (Bodley Head, 1983), p. 5: "Hugh Carleton Greene was born at five minutes past eight on the evening of November 15th, 1910."


  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted