David Croft

English writer, producer and director (1922-2011)

David John Croft, OBE (born David John Andrew Sharland; 7 September 1922 – 27 September 2011) was an English writer, producer, and director. He created the BBC television sitcom Dad's Army.

Croft in May 2011

Croft was born on 7 September 1922 in Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset, England. He studied at the Rugby School and at Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Croft was married to Ann Callender from 1952 until his death in 2011. They had seven children. Croft died on 27 September 2011 in his home in Tavira, Algarve, Portugal from natural causes, aged 89.[1]

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  1. BBC News (27 September 2011). "Comedy creator David Croft dies aged 89". BBC Online. Retrieved 27 September 2011.

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