Currently alive, at 79 years of age.
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1939 – Fortune was born in Bristol on June 30, 1939.
1955 – Fortune was educated at King’s College in Cambridge where he was to met and formed a lasting friendship with John Bird.
1962 – Fortune contributed some of his writings to Peter Cook’s Establishment Club team, which included Eleanor Bron and John Bird.
1967 – With John Bird, they work together on the TV show A Series of Birds.
1971 – Fortune and John Wells, published the comedy classic A Melon for Ecstasy, about a man who consummates his love affair with a tree.
1982 – Fortune appeared in an episode of the situation comedy Yes Minister as an army officer.
1999 – Fortune was included in the play Art with Warren Mitchell and Ken Campbell at Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End.