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For almost 20 years, Savile made children’s dreams come true on a popular TV show, "Jim’ll Fix It." He was also the original host of the music program "Top of the Pops," which ran from 1964 to 2006, featuring performances by everyone from The Rolling Stones to the Sex Pistols.
Savile championed a host of good causes, frequently running marathons to raise money. He helped to collect millions for the creation of a national spinal injuries center at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in southern England and bequeathed money for a heart unit at Leeds infirmary called the Savile Institute.
He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to charity and entertainment and received a papal knighthood from the Vatican. Prince Charles was among those who paid tribute when Savile died last year.
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