Jonathan Dunn-Rankin

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Jonathan Dunn-Rankin
BornNovember 30, 1930
New Jersey, U.S.
DiedDecember 12, 2014 (aged 84)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Alma materRollins College
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Partner(s)David Ramos

Jonathan Dunn-Rankin (November 30, 1930 – December 12, 2014) was an American actor, television journalist and gay activist.

Early life[edit]

Jonathan Dunn-Rankin was born on November 30, 1930 in New Jersey.[1][2] He graduated from Rollins College after serving in the US Army in France, and he earned a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1958.[1][2]


Dunn-Rankin first interned at CBS News in New York City.[2] He later worked as a television journalist in Florida, Cleveland, Ohio and Phoenix, Arizona.[2] From 1965 to 1977, he worked for KFMB-TV, a television station based in San Diego.[1] Dunn-Rankin also became a stage actor at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.[1]

Dunn-Rankin was "a founder of the San Diego Democratic Club, a leader of the Gay Academic Union and an early supporter of Lambda Archives".[3] He was also the chairman of the Diversionary Theatre, an LGBT theater in San Diego.[1]

Personal life and death[edit]

Dunn-Rankin had a partner, David Ramos, and resided in San Diego.[1] He died on December 12, 2014.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Hebert, James (December 12, 2014). "Actor-journalist Dunn-Rankin dies at 84". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "REMEMBERING JONATHAN DUNN-RANKIN". The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  3. ^ Meyer, Walter G. (March 20, 2015). "Telling our stories: Other archival news". Gay San Diego. Retrieved December 2, 2017.

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