Clive Dunn

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Clive Dunn OBE
Clive Dunn in Surprise Attack (1951) film.png
Clive Dunn in 1951
Born
Clive Robert Benjamin Dunn

(1920-01-09)9 January 1920
Died6 November 2012(2012-11-06) (aged 92)
Cause of deathSurgery
NationalityBritish
CitizenshipEnglish
EducationSevenoaks School
Alma materItalia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
OccupationActor, comedian, singer, author
Years active1935–1988 & 1997–2002
Notable work
Lance-Corporal Jones
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
TelevisionDad's Army
Spouse(s)Priscilla Morgan
(m. 1959-2012, his death)
ChildrenJessica, Polly

Clive Robert Benjamin Dunn OBE (9 January 1920 – 6 November 2012) was an English actor, comedian, singer, artist, and author. Dunn is most known for his role as Lance-Corporal Jones, the butcher (meat-cutter) in Dad's Army.

Life[change | change source]

Dunn was born and grew up in Covent Garden, London, in the United Kingdom. He went to school at Sevenoaks and at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. As a child, he almost died from problems after his family got a doctor to remove his third nipple.[1]

Dunn spent four years as a prisoner of war in Nazi Germany during World War II.[2] He married Priscilla Morgan in 1959. They had two daughters, Jessica and Polly. Dunn and his family moved to Portugal where he spent his time painting until he became blind.[2] In 1975, he was created an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).[2]

Death[change | change source]

Dunn died on the morning of 6 November 2012, in a hospital in Algarve, Portugal, from problems after a surgery. He was 92 years old.[3] He had worked in acting for almost 50 years.[2]

Movies[change | change source]

  • Boys Will Be Boys (1935)
  • Good Morning, Boys (1937)
  • A Yank at Oxford (1938)
  • Boys and Brown (1949)
  • The Treasure of San Teresa (1959)
  • What a Whopper (1961)
  • The Fast Lady (1962)
  • She'll Have to Go (1963)
  • The Mouse on the Moon (1963)
  • You Must Be Joking (1965)
  • The Mini-Affair (1967)
  • Just Like a Woman (1967)
  • Crooks and Coronets (1969)
  • The Magic Christian (1969)
  • Dad's Army (1971)
  • The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980)

Television shows[change | change source]

  • Bootsie and Snudge (1960-1963)
  • Dad's Army (1968-1977)
  • Here Come the Double Deckers! (1970-1971)
  • My Old Man (1974-1975)
  • Grandad (1979-1984)
  • Much Ado About Nothing (1984)

Songs[change | change source]

  • "My Name (Nina)" (1971)
  • "Wonderful Lily" (1972)
  • "Let's Take A Walk" (1972)
  • "Our Song" (1973)
  • "Grandad" (1973)
  • "My Old Man" (1974)
  • "Holding On" (1976)
  • "Goodnight Ruby" (1977)
  • "Thinking of You This Christmas" (1978)
  • "There Ain't Much Change From A Pound These Days" (1982)
  • "Grandad" (1988)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Rebecca Tyrrel: 'Chandler Bing thought his third nipple opened a gateway to Narnia'". The Independent. 28 January 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "BBC News - Clive Dunn, Dad's Army actor, dies aged 92". bbc.co.uk. 7 November 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2012.
  3. "Clive Dunn Obituary". BBC News. 8 November 2012.

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