Marjorie Proops Biography

Marjorie Proops Real Name

Agony Aunt Marjorie Proops real name was Rebecca Marjorie Rayle. Her nickname was Marje.

She was born In East London on the 10th August in 1911.

Her father was Alfred Rayle and her mother was Martha Rayle.

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Marjorie Proops was educated at Dalston Secondary School.

In 1935 Marjorie married military man Sidney Joseph Proops and they had a son called Robert.

Marjorie Proops Journalism

In 1939 she became a journalist. Her first job was as the fashion correspondent of the Daily Mirror newspaper.

Daily Mirror Agony Aunt

Several years later, when the problem page editor died, she was given the job of reading and answering the mail. She soon became the Agony Aunt of The Mirror. She stayed in post until her death.

Just A Minute

Marjorie Proops appeared on radio including appearances on Radio 4 comedy programme Just a Minute, which was chaired by Nicholas Parsons.

In 1969 she was awarded the OBE.

Books By Marjorie Proops

In 1975 she wrote the book Pride, Prejudice and Proops (Time Remembered) this was followed by Dear Marje a year later.

Marjorie Proops died on the 10th of November

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