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Two Events of Note Today

On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart took off and became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Also on this date in 1996, Jon Pertwee, the British actor best known for his roles as the third Doctor on the series Doctor Who and Worzel Gummidge, died at the age of 79.


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May. 21st, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
I was quite fond of Jon Pertwee as well, and met him a couple of times at conventions.

I've seen his son in a few things, but not a lot that I can remember at the moment. Will have to do a Google search when time permits. Other stuff, like CanGames, on my plate at the moment.
May. 21st, 2010 09:34 am (UTC)
I was lucky enough to meet Jon briefly shortly before he died. He and his wife had a home in Barnes, London, not far from where my stepdad was living at the time. He was an absolute star, and very kind to me when I was overcome by hero-worship and lost the ability to speak coherently (very embarrassing when you're in your late twenties!).

Funnily enough, later that day I also met Aubrey Woods, who played the Controller in "Day of the Daleks". He lived across the road from my stepdad and was a classic "theatre luvvie". Very sweet man.
May. 21st, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC)
Ah, the joys of living in the country of Doctor Who's birth and creation! :)
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