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Jon Pertwee

Jon Pertwee in 1996
Born John Devon Roland Pertwee
7 July 1919(1919-07-07)
Chelsea, London, England,
Died 20 May 1996(1996-05-20) (aged 76)
Timber Lake, Connecticut, United States
Cause of death Heart attack
Years active 1938-1996
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Spouse Jean Marsh (m. 1955–1960, divorced)
Ingeborg Rhoesa (m. 1960–1996, his death)
Children Sean 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.


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

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