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Barbara Mandell (Allada Barbara Grenville Wells) was born on 15 July, 1920 in London, United Kingdom, is a television. Discover Barbara Mandell’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 78 years old?

Popular As Allada Barbara Grenville Wells
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Age 78 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born 15 July 1920
Birthday 15 July
Birthplace London, United Kingdom
Date of death (1998-08-25) Holsworthy, Devon, England
Died Place N/A
Nationality United Kingdom

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Who Is Barbara Mandell’s Husband?

Her husband is Alan Dell (1945–1955: divorced)

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Barbara Mandell Net Worth

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Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million – $5 Million
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Following her retirement she moved to Luxembourg with her partner where she wrote travel books. She later returned to England and died in Holsworthy, Devon in 1998.


Although Mandell was the UK’s first regular female television news presenter, her tenure lasted only a few months. By January 1956 ITV was experiencing financial difficulties, and the budget for its news strand was reduced, meaning the Midday News was dropped. However, Mandell continued to be seen on screen throughout the 1950s, usually fronting weekend news bulletins, and she was a regular reporter. Then later in her career she returned to scriptwriting, and ended her career as Chief Copyeditor of the weekday early evening News at 5.45 bulletin before retiring in 1980.


She met Alan Mandell (better known as broadcaster Alan Dell) while working for SABC, and the couple were married in 1945. However, they were divorced a decade later. She later met ITN cameraman Martin Gray with whom she lived until his death in 1998.


She was raised in South Africa after her family relocated to that country in 1924. Her father was the deputy editor of South Africa’s Rand Daily Mail and Mandell followed him into journalism, working for the same newspaper. She later worked for the South African Broadcasting Company as a radio news editor, but subsequently returned to the United Kingdom in the early 1950s after a brief stay in the United States. After working for the BBC’s Television Newsreel as a script editor she joined ITV upon its launch in 1955, and was one of three people chosen to present its news bulletins.


Allada Barbara Grenville Wells (15 July 1920 – 25 August 1998), known professionally as Barbara Mandell, was a British journalist, broadcaster, newsreader and travel writer. She became the United Kingdom’s first female newsreader after she was recruited to present the Midday News on the newly launched Independent Television in 1955.