Sylvia Peters, British continuity announcer and actress, Died at 90

  Actors, Media

Sylvia Lucia Petronzio was born on September 26, 1925, and died on July 26, 2016.
She better known as Sylvia Peters.
She was an English actress.
From 1947 to 1958, she served as a continuity announcer and presenter for BBC Television.
Sylvia introduced the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, and later adviser to the Queen as she prepared for her first televised Christmas Message in 1957.
She was chosen in 1954 to host Come Dancing (the predecessor of Strictly Come Dancing).
During 1956, she presented the children’s programme For Deaf Children.
Peters was a compere for Television Dancing Club, which featured the bandleader Victor Silvester.
During December 1957, the BBC replaced the evening women announcers with the team of Kenneth Kendall, Richard Baker and Robert Dougall.
She left the broadcaster the following year.
Peters became a freelance broadcaster, and covered such events as Lady’s Day at Royal Ascot and Come Dancing, and made less frequent appearances on screen.
Peters fronted Jim’s Inn, an advertisement magazine for ITV.
During 2013, she introduced the digitally restored film recording of the Queen’s Coronation when it was repeated on BBC Parliament
During 1950, Sylvia married Kenneth Milne-Buckley, who had been her first studio director at the BBC.
Together they had one daughter.
Sylvia Peters passed away at 90 years old.