Jon Pertwee

1919 - 1996

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John Devon Roland Pertwee (; 7 July 1919 – 20 May 1996), known professionally as Jon Pertwee, was an English actor, comedian, entertainer, cabaret performer and TV presenter. Born into a theatrical family, he served in the Royal Navy and the Naval Intelligence Division during the Second World War. In his early career he worked as a stage comedian, which included performing at the Glasgow Empire Theatre and sharing a bill with Max Wall and Jimmy James.As an actor Pertwee appeared in many comedy roles, including four films in the Carry On series, and he became widely known for spending 18 years (1959–1977) playing Chief Petty Officer Pertwee (and three other roles) in the popular sitcom The Navy Lark on BBC Radio. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jon Pertwee has received more than 2,524,774 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Jon Pertwee is the 3,600th most popular actor (down from 3,059th in 2019), the 3,057th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,723rd in 2019) and the 457th most popular British Actor.

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Among actors, Jon Pertwee ranks 3,600 out of 10,030Before him are Henry Lehrman, Kate Mara, Teresa Ann Savoy, Emma Mackey, Mark Boone Junior, and Amjad Khan. After him are Anémone, Paul Dooley, Hillevi Rombin, Grace Moore, Arthur Freed, and Murilo Benício.

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Among people born in 1919, Jon Pertwee ranks 214Before him are Roman Vlad, Åke Seyffarth, Juan Carlos Muñoz, Axel von dem Bussche, Delfo Cabrera, and Nehemiah Persoff. After him are Gottfried Dienst, Eileen Heckart, Michel Déon, Clyde Cowan, Asbjørn Ruud, and Frances Bay. Among people deceased in 1996, Jon Pertwee ranks 181Before him are Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad, Tiny Tim, Bill Monroe, José Sasía, Roger Lapébie, and Wolfgang Koeppen. After him are Hillevi Rombin, Marin Sorescu, José Lázaro Robles, Eva Cassidy, Birgit Brüel, and Nnamdi Azikiwe.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Jon Pertwee ranks 3,057 out of 6,924Before him are Geoffrey Burbidge (1925), Anna Laetitia Barbauld (1743), Jeremiah Horrocks (1618), Stephen Baxter (1957), James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce (1838), and Teresa Ann Savoy (1955). After him are Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe (1726), David Don (1799), Douglas Mawson (1882), Patrick Doyle (1953), Mick Jones (1944), and James Francis Stephens (1792).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Jon Pertwee ranks 457Before him are Olivia Williams (1968), John Callen (1946), Zoie Palmer (null), Ben Chaplin (1969), Richard Madden (1986), and Teresa Ann Savoy (1955). After him are Tom Conti (1941), Jeremy Wade (1956), Catherine McCormack (1972), Ed Westwick (1987), Kevin McKidd (1973), and Edward Alleyn (1566).

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