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Clive Dunn

DeathList Favourite

Year of birth:1920
Died:7th Nov 2012
Wiki Link:Clive Dunn
16 apperances:2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2004 | 2000 | 1997 | 1994 | 1993 | 1991 | 1990 | 1989 | 1987

What's done is Dunn!

Some said it would never happen. Others suggested that little understood laws of the universe meant it was not possible. What is it that has challenged such great minds for so many years? Time travel? Evidence of extra-terrestrial lifeforms? Exceeding the speed of light?? No. In fact, they were contemplating the immortality of Clive Dunn, comedy actor, previously most famous for appearing as Lance Corporal Jones in the 1960's/70’s BBC TV Show, Dad’s Army. Dunn was a hotly tipped selection on the inaugural DeathList of 1987. Over the next 26 years, Dunn became a DeathList legend and went on to make a record-breaking 16 appearances, eventually making the number 50 shirt his own. Finally the “who-blinks-first” competition that has lasted more than a quarter of a century is over with the sad news that 92 year old Dunn has passed away, giving the 2012 list its tenth success. Although unsavoury facts about other 1970’s stars have come to light posthumously, apart from some suspect pop singles in the 70s, we believe Dunn will continue to honour the moniker of “DeathList Favourite” from beyond the grave. “Don’t panic, Mr Mainwaring” was his catchphrase and also the philosophy he clearly employed upon seeing his name chalked up on DeathList year after year. We salute you Clive Dunn and thank you for your immense contribution to DeathList.

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