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Clive Dunn
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Actor
    (January 9, 1920-November 6, 2012)
    Born in London, United Kingdom
    Portrayed Lance Corporal Jack Jones in the BBC sitcom 'Dad's Army' (1968-77)
    Appeared in the films 'Boys Will Be Boys' (1935), 'A Yank at Oxford' (1938), 'Boys in Brown' (1949), 'What a Whopper' (1961), 'The Mouse on the Moon' (1963), 'You Must Be Joking' (1965), 'The Magic Christian' (1969) and 'The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu' (1980)
    Had a #1 British single with the song 'Grandad' (1971)
    Named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to drama (1975)
    As a child, he almost died of post-surgical complications when his third nipple was removed.
    While in school, he briefly joined Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists. ('It seemed patriotic. I didn't know anything about them.')
    He was typecast as doddering old men when he was in his early 40s.
    He portrayed Thora Hird's father despite being nine years younger.
    He titled his autobiography 'Permission To Speak' after one of his 'Dad's Army' catchphrases.
    He quit the Fascists 'when I realized they were beating up Jews.'
    He spent four years as a prisoner of war during WWII.
    He was married to actress Priscilla Morgan for 53 years until his death.
    After retiring from acting, he spent his time painting portraits and landscapes until his eyesight started to fail.
    He said about the popularity of 'Dad's Army,' 'I'm so lucky because people would come up to me and say thank you for all those years of enjoyment.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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