Ann Donoghue is the wife of Tommy Steele. Donoghue’s husband, Steele is an English entertainer, regarded as Britain’s first teen idol and rock and roll star. He reached number one with “Singing the Blues” in 1957, and The Tommy Steele Story was the first album by a UK act to reach number 1 in his native country.
Ann Donoghue’s husband, Steele was born in Bermondsey, London, England, in 1936. His father Darbo was a racing tipster and his mother Betty worked in a factory. Much information is not available about Donoghue before she got married to her husband.
Information related to Ann Donoghue’s age, date, and place of birth is not available at the moment.
How did the couple meet, fell in love, and get married? Both couples have not talked publicly about the circumstances under which they meet. However, Ann Donoughue and her husband, Steele married at St. Patrick’s Church, Soho Square, London, in spring 1960. They got married in a beautiful ceremony in the presence of their friends, family and, loved ones. Over 2,000 fans flocked to support what was deemed at the time, the show-business wedding of the year. The couple has been married for 61 years.
The couple’s marriage was blessed with a child. They have one daughter named Emma Elizabeth (1969) and has since become an interior designer.
On 7 November 2019, Ann Donoghue’s husband, Steele was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the British Music Hall Society, at a Celebratory Luncheon in Mayfair’s Lansdowne Club. Those paying tribute to his then 63 years and two days in show business included Sir Tim Rice, Wyn Calvin MBE, and Bill Kenwright CBE.
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In May 2020, Ann Donoghue’s husband announced a new project which he had been working on titled Breakheart, which was available exclusively online throughout May. Announced via a specially recorded video during the COVID-19 lockdown, Breakheart was a seven-episode audio thriller, written by Steele and set during the Second World War. A new episode was released each day for a week. Following the re-release of Breakheart for the 2020 festive period, Steele also released a specially recorded festive tale The Christmas Mystery of Muchhope.
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In June 2021, to celebrate his 65 years in the entertainment industry, Ann Donoghue’s authorized biography, A Life in the Spotlight, was published by FontHill Media, written by fan and archivist Sebastian Lassandro.
He was knighted in the 2020 Birthday Honours for services to entertainment and charity.
Ann Donoghue leads a very private life away from the cameras and the media unlike the husband.