Don Estelle

Don Estelle

British actor
Don Estelle was an English actor and singer, best known as Gunner "Lofty" Sugden in It Ain't Half Hot Mum.Wikipedia
BornMay 22, 1933
HometownCrumpsall, United Kingdom
Height4'9" (1.45m)
SpouseElizabeth Amy Brent , Mary Heywood

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Life after Lofty: where did it all go wrong for Don Estelle?

  • In the summer of 1975, Don Estelle was at the peak of his powers. As Gunner ‘Lofty’ Sugden, he starred in the BBC sitcom It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, which was attracting more than 15 million viewers every week, and his novelty pop song Whispering Grass, a duet with actor Windsor Davies, was a number one hit, earning the pair an appearance on Top of the Pops. “I felt on top of the world,” said Estelle.


It Ain't Half Hot, Mum
It Ain't Half Hot, Mum
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