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Val Doonican (1927–2015)

Val Doonican was born on February 3, 1927 in Waterford, Co. Waterford, Republic of Ireland as Michael Valentine Doonican. He was a writer and actor, known for Ring of Bright Water (1969), The Val Doonican Show (1970) and Saturday Variety (1972). He was married to Lynette Rae. He died on July 1, 2015 in Knotty Green, Buckinghamshire, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Ring of Bright Water
The Val Doonican Show
Saturday Variety


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 1986 Christmas Eve with Val Doonican (TV Movie) (written by)
 1977-1983 The Val Doonican Music Show (TV Series) (special material - 63 episodes)
 1972 Saturday Variety (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
 1972 The Val Doonican Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1965-1970 The Val Doonican Show (TV Series) (special material - 63 episodes)
 1969 A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series) (continuity script - 1 episode)
 1968-1969 BBC Show of the Week (TV Series) (special material - 2 episodes)
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5' 8" (1.73 m)

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In 1951, he was invited to join a group called the Four Ramblers. The band toured England, where he met his future wife, cabaret star Lynnette Rae. See more »


Sitting on a rocking chair and wearing colourful cardigans

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