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Jon Pertwee

John Devon Roland Pertwee (July 7, 1919 - May 20, 1996), better known as Jon Pertwee, was a British actor. He is most famous for his roles in the science fiction television series Doctor Who as the third Doctor and as the title character in the series Worzel Gummidge.

Jon Pertwee as the Doctor (#3)

He was also a talented comedian, his most famous comedy role being the bungling Officer Pertwee in The Navy Lark on BBC Radio. He also appeared in Carry on Cleo (1964), Carry On Screaming (1966), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) and Carry On Cowboy (1965).

He made a guest appearance in the "Lords and Ladies" episode of the BBC Radio 4 comedy series "Harry Hill's Fruit Corner" - playing a Time Lord of course.

He was married twice, first to Jean Marsh (1955-1960), who he divorced, and second to Ingebourg Rhoesa, by whom he had two children, Sean and Dariel.