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Name: Helen Rollason  
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Date of Birth: 11th March 1956
Place of Birth: England, UK
Profession: Actress
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Helen Rollason (11 March 1956 - 9 August 1999) was a British sports journalist and television presenter.

Rollason was the first female presenter of the BBC sports programme Grandstand.

Before joining the BBC, she taught Physical Education for three years. Her journalism career included spells as deputy sports editor at Essex radio, as a presenter on Newsround, and as sports presenter on the BBC Six O'clock News.

In 1997, she was diagnosed with cancer of the colon, which later spread to her liver.

A cancer wing at the North Middlesex hospital is named after her.

She was awarded an MBE in the Queen's 1999 birthday honours for services to broadcasting.

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