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John Le Mesurier

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John Le Mesurier

Person  Male  Born 5/4/1912  Died 15/11/1983

Categories: Cinema, Humour, TV & Radio

Actor. Born John Elton Halliley in Bedford. Adopting his mother's surname, he was a supporting actor in many films of the 1950s and 1960s, but was projected to national fame as Sergeant Wilson in the television series 'Dad's Army'. When his marriage to actress Hattie Jacques broke up because of her infidelity, he made it known that he was the guilty party in order to save her career. He died in Ramsgate Hospital, having written his own death announcement for The Times: 'John Le Mesurier wishes it to be known that he conked out on November 15th. He sadly misses family and friends'.

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John Le Mesurier

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50472

BBC Television Centre - John Le Mesurier

John Le Mesurier, 1912 - 1983. BBC and the Heritage Foundation

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John Le Mesurier

Picture Source: The excellent 'London's Plaques' by Derek Sumeray and John Sh...

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