John Laurie

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John Laurie
Born John Paton Laurie
25 March 1897(1897-03-25)
Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Died 23 June 1980(1980-06-23) (aged 83)
Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, England[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 1930–79
Spouse Florence Saunders (1924–26) (her death)
Oonah Todd-Naylor (1928–1980)
(his death)

John Paton Laurie (25 March 1897 – 23 June 1980) was a Scottish actor who was known for his role as James Frazer in the British sitcom Dad's Army.

Laurie was born on 25 March 1897 in Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. He was married three times. He had one daughter. Laurie died on 23 June 1980 in his Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, England home from emphysema, aged 83[2] His ashes were scattered into the English Channel.

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  1. GRO Register of Deaths: JUN 1980 19 1081 CHILTERN/B - John Paton Laurie, DoB = 25 Mar 1897
  2. The Times, death notice, 25 June 1980

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