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Ray Nunn

Posted: December 6th, 2013

Former Man of the People RAY NUNN died in hospital on December 3 at Tonbridge, Kent, aged 91.

Ray joined the Sunday People in 1967 as a feature writer and spent 18 years on the paper, including 11 years as Man of the People – he founded the “Red Tape Award” and saw the paper’s annual charity appeal pass the £million mark.

His first Fleet Street job was with the Sunday Pictorial when he was 18, but this was interrupted by wartime service with the RAF, and a spell on Air Force News in Cairo along with magazines Gen and Orientations.

After the war Ray sent Lord Kemsley a critique of his newspapers and this led to a job on the Sunday Graphic, and then the Daily Sketch where he had a showbiz column called Nunn Wiser.

In 1955 Ray moved as showbiz columnist to the newly-launched Women’s Mirror, a pioneer of a new style of women’s magazines, where he helped launch the career of a young failed actress… Lynda Lee Potter.

Ray, a life member of the National Union of Journalists, leaves widow Beryl, three children, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

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