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Max Clifford's Biography

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Maxwell Frank Clifford was born on 6 April 1943 at Kingston Hospital in Surrey. He was raised in Wimbledon.

Max Clifford left school at fifteen, briefly had a job as a shop assistant and then became a junior sports reporter on the Merton and Morden News.

Max Clifford entered public relations in 1962 when he joined the EMI press office. Clifford had many famous music clients including The Beatles.

In 1970, at just 27 he founded his own company, Max Clifford Associates, which in spite of an impressive client list "has never to this day had to pitch for business."

Many of his clients have had their stories highlighted by the tabloids. Examples are Rebecca Loos, Freddie Starr, Jade Goody, and Alfie Patten and his family. The Guardian has an excellent 15 page montage of Max Clifford's work entitled From Freddie Starr to Jade Goody.

Max Clifford also takes on cases for free. For example two National Lottery players Martyn and Kay Tott who mislaid their 3 million winning ticket.

In March 2009 Max Clifford wrote that his fiance Jo and he were marrying in 2010. His first wife died of cancer on April 8, 2003. It provoked him to have a medical and he discovered he had an enlarged prostate and prostate cancer. His daughter Louise has suffered from rheumatoid arthritis since childhood.

Together with Angela Levin, Max Clifford wrote an autobiography, Max Clifford: Read All About It.

On 2 May 2014, Max Clifford was jailed for eight years for indecent assaults against girls and young women.

He died in hospital on 10 December 2017, after collapsing in prison.


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