Meet Jimmy Savile Family below. Here you’ll learn about his father, mother, and siblings. Jimmy has been the subject of Netflix’s new show Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story.
Keep reading to learn more about them.
Meet Jimmy Savile Family
Jimmy Savile was born the youngest into a family of 9. He told In Plain Sight Writer Dan Davies in 2004 that he didn’t have a childhood at all. He told, “I grew up with adults, which meant I didn’t have anything to say. I finished up with big ears, listening to everything, and big eyes, watching everything, and a brain that wondered why grown-ups did what they did.”
Jimmy called himself a “not again child”, an unwanted baby born on the day before his mother turned 40. As the youngest, he didn’t get a lot of attention. They didn’t have an abundance of time and care from his family members. He grew up in a city which had gained a reputation for the black market, prostitution, and illegal gambling.
Dan reported that he never entertained talking about his childhood and was triggered when pressed to speak on it. It was as if he had guarded his early life. He told, “We had no time for psychological hang-ups. We were just survivors, all of us.”
Jimmy reportedly grew up as a solitary child who did not spend much time playing with kids his own age.
Who Was Jimmy Savile Father, Vincent Savile?
Jimmy Savile’s father was Vincent Joseph Marie Savile.
Vincent was born in 1886 in Salford, Lancashire, UK. He worked bookmaker’s clerk and insurance agent at various points. He had also found employment in illegal gambling. Vincent worked as a trustee at St Joseph’s Home For The Aged where Jimmy spent his free time in its corridors and wards.
Dan insisted it was his time there that the seeds of Jimmy’s long and sinister fixation with death were sown.
He rarely spoke of his father never revealed when he passed away but records showed that he died in 1953 at the age of 67.
Who Was Jimmy Savile Mother, Agnes Savile?
Jimmy Savile adored his mother Agnes Monica Savile. She was born in November 1886 in Burnley, the UK to James “Careworn” Kelly and Mary Eleanor Kelly. Jimmy claimed that his mother “clothed, fed and accommodated nine people on £3.50 a week.”
Jimmy became critically unwell when he was about two years old, maybe due to pneumonia. Even the doctor had given up hope at the time, leaving a death certificate at their home. Agnes rushed to the church at the moment, praying for her son’s recovery. Jimmy began to improve once she returned home, according to reports.
Jimmy spent his adult life trying to win her approval and called her The Duchess. After his father’s death, Jimmy claimed his mother for himself. He reportedly splurged money to buy her gifts. He bought her a flat in Scarborough and trailed her along to functions as his companion.
The TV show host often claimed that it was his responsibility to look after his mother which he pointed out as the reason why never got married. He called her “the only woman I ever loved,” and the image he crafted as a caring son was, of course, simply another layer of his perfectly constructed mask.
After his mother’s death which was put on display in an open coffin at his sister’s house in Filey, Jimmy spent his days next to the coffin hardly moving, and described the time as “the best five days of my life”.
Jimmy had described his relationship with his mother as a friendship rather than love. He told that he had to learn ‘how to enjoy her’. Agnes Savile also became her son’s most conspicuous companion. They went on holiday together, to the Imperial Hotel in Torquay and to Rome to visit the Vatican.
Surprisingly, Jimmy also used sexual innuendo to characterize his mother’s seemingly limitless vitality, saying she had ‘the energy of a teenager and could pleasure all night as often as the opportunity arose’.
Did Jimmy Savile Have Siblings?
Jimmy Savile had six older siblings—Mary A.J. Savile (Born 1912), Marjory F Marsden (1914), Vincent J Savile (1916), John H Savile (1919), Joan E Johnson (1920), and Christina W Foster (1921). The only thing which he shared about his siblings is they taught him lessons about the pitfalls of romantic entanglement.
As Dan puts it his siblings “two brothers and four sisters appeared only in brief cameos in his well-worn anecdotes.”
But, there was tension between Jimmy and Johnnie. The problem between the two grabbed everyone’s attention a week later when Johnnie was pictured in a newspaper picking rotting wallpaper from the damp-infested walls of his basement flat in Clapham, South London. ‘I refuse to ask Jimmy for help,’ he declared.
Reportedly, Johnnie once tried to sell a story about Jimmy to a newspaper. Jimmy tried to pacify him several times before.
Who Was Jimmy Savile Alleged Baby Mama?
There were reportedly two women among many who were very close to Jimmy Savel. His long-term girlfriend was Sue Hymns who he met on September 23, 1968, when she was 18 years old. They fell apart in the 1970s after Sue moved to Munich with her sister. She married in 1975 but divorced in 1983.
They rekindled their relationship in 1991 and stayed partners until his death. He reportedly left her £1000.
Sir Jimmy was also linked with singer Donna Foot. Two of them had secretive romances that spanned two decades.
Their relationship – carried out during the height of his secret child abuse – ended just months after Donna aborted Savile’s lovechild without her telling him she was pregnant.
Does Jimmy Savile Family Appear On Netflix’s Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story?
No, most of Jimmy Savile’s family are dead, and only has nephews who didn’t appear on Netlfix’s “Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story”.
Have Jimmy Savile Family Members Commented On The Netflix’s Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story?
No formal comments have been released by any of Jimmy Savile’s family members regarding the Netflix show “Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story”.
What Else Do We Know About Jimmy Savile Family?
Jimmy’s brother Johnnie, who worked at Springfield as an entertainment officer, a job title that was uncannily similar to Jimmy Savile’s at Broadmoor, was fired for gross misconduct. He’d been working for the company for six years. The allegation against Johnnie Savile, according to a divisional nursing officer, was that he had sexually abused a female patient in his office.
The 61-year-old had been ‘larking around’ before lowering the patient’s smock and fondling her tummy and breasts, according to the nursing officer.
In 1972, Jimmy’s brother Vince left his job at the Royal Navy to concentrate on voluntary work in the children’s ward at Cardiff Infirmary and try to make it as a radio DJ. One source reported to DailyMail journalist, “On numerous occasions, Vince would turn up with a young girl. He always made sure that everyone knew his brother was Jimmy Savile and also used a lot of sexual innuendo in his conversations.”