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Profumo

John (Dennis). born 1915, British Conservative politician; secretary of state for war (1960--63). He resigned after a scandal that threatened the government of Harold Macmillan
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CHRISTINE Keeler was arrested and charged with perjury over the Profumo Affair.
Profumo was peremptorily summoned to the Tory Chief Whip's office to face the tyrannical Captain Margesson who berated the unrepentant Profumo in the most unparliamentary language: "And I can tell you this, you utterly contemptible little s***.
The lurid disclosures of high-society sex parties and claims that the Secretary of State for War John Profumo had shared a mistress with a Russian defence attache enthralled and scandalised early 1960s Britain.
Tory minister for war John Profumo had already resigned for lying to the Commons over his affair with Keeler, who had also been involved with Russian defence attache and suspected spy Yevgeny Ivanov.
The scandal led to pimping charges against Stephen Ward, a well-connected osteopath who had introduced Keeler to Profumo at a country-house party thrown by aristocrat Lord Astor.
The lurid disclosures of high-society sex parties and claims that the Secretary of State for War John Profumo had shared a mistress, Keeler, with a Russian defence attache enthralled and scandalised early 1960s Britain.
Profumo, the MP for Stratford-upon-Avon, and his wife, the actress Valerie Hobson, were staying there as guests of the owner, Bill Astor, the 3rd Viscount Astor, when he encountered aspiring model/call girl Christine Keeler, who had been staying in a cottage on the estate rented by Stephen Ward.
Ward was the man who introduced John Profumo, Conservative MP and Secretary of State for War, to his friend, the model and showgirl Christine Keeler, who at the time was also allegedly in a relationship with Soviet spy Yevgeny Ivanov.
Stephen Ward introduced John Profumo, former secretary of state for war, to showgirl Christine Keeler at a bash at Lord Astor's Cliveden home in Berkshire.
THE secrets of 60s goodtime girl Christine Keeler's affair with war minister John Profumo may NEVER be revealed, the House of Lords has been told.
Stephen Ward, Aldwych Theatre, London (from December 3): This new musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber revolves around the 1963 Profumo scandal.
They are attributed to Mandy Rice-Davies, once of Shirley, and one of the young women involved in the Profumo scandal which was 50 years ago last week.