|Born||18th April 1918|
|Died||8th November 2005 (aged 87)|
|First appearance||The Lion Has Phones (television), Under Fire (radio)|
|Last appearance||Put That Light Out! (television), The Two and a Half Feathers (radio)|
|Series||3 and 4 (television), 1 - 3 (radio)|
|Episode count||2 (television), 5 (radio)|
Early life and careerEdit
Avril Florence Angers was born in Liverpool in 1918. At the age of 14, she made her debut as a dancer with the Tiller Girls. During WWII, she joined up with ENSA.
Early acting careerEdit
By 1944, Avril had become a stand up comic and an actress. She made her West End debut in Keep Going at the Palace Theatre. In 1946 she made her screen dedut in Cabaret.
Dad's ArmyEditAvril first played a telephone operator in two television series episodes, The Lion Has Phones and Put That Light Out! She was iconically known to the public for her radio work, so it was not long before she was working on the radio series of Dad's Army as well. As well as reprising her role as the telephone operator, she also took over the role of Mrs. Keen from Queenie Watts in Under Fire. In Brain Versus Brawn, she took over the role of the waitress from Maggie Don and also played a policewoman which replaced Bill Pertwee's role from the television version. She then took over role of Edna from Queenie Watts in The Two and a Half Feathers.
Other acting work and later careerEdit
Avril later appeared in one episode of David Croft's other sitcom, Are You Being Served?.
Final years and deathEdit
Avril Angers died of pneumonia in London on November 8th, 2005. She was 87.