Clive Dunn

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Clive Dunn OBE
Born Clive Robert Benjamin Dunn
(1920-01-09)9 January 1920
Covent Garden, London, UK
Died 6 November 2012(2012-11-06) (aged 92)
Algarve, Portugal
Cause of death Surgery
Residence Algarve, Portugal
Nationality British
Citizenship English
Education Sevenoaks School
Alma mater Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
Occupation Actor, comedian, singer, author
Years active 1935–1988 & 1997–2002
Notable work Lance-Corporal Jones
Home town London, UK
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Television Dad's Army
Spouse(s) Priscilla Morgan
(m. 1959-2012, his death)
Children Jessica, 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)

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