Jon Pertwee

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Jon Pertwee
Jon Pertwee in 1996
John Devon Roland Pertwee

(1919-07-07)7 July 1919
Chelsea, London, England,
Died20 May 1996(1996-05-20) (aged 76)
Timber Lake, Connecticut, United States
Cause of deathHeart attack
Years active1938–1996
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Spouse(s)Jean Marsh (m. 1955–1960, divorced)
Ingeborg Rhoesa (m. 1960–1996, his death)
ChildrenSean Pertwee
Dariel Pertwee

John Devon Roland Pertwee (7 July 1919[1] – 20 May 1996), better known as Jon Pertwee, was an English actor. He is best known for playing the role of the Third Doctor on Doctor Who from 1970 to 1974 and also the title scarecrow in the television children's comedy series Worzel Gummidge. His son is actor Sean Pertwee.

He was a cousin of actor Bill Pertwee who played Chief Warden Hodges in the comedy Dad's Army.

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  1. GRO Register of Births: SEP 1919 1a 132 KENSINGTON – John D. R. Pertwee, mmn = Scholts

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