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Actor
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Gilda Perry
Born 1933
First appearance The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker
Last appearance The Two and a Half Feathers
Series 2 - 4
Episode count 3

Gilda Perry played various characters in Dad's Army. She is also Jimmy Perry's wife.

Biography[]

Gilda Perry (née Neeltje) was born in London. Her career in dancing, comedy and choreography range cover all forms like television, theatre and cabaret. She had previously trained as a member of the Ballet Rambert. Between 1956 and 1964, she and her husband, Jimmy were actors and the managers of the Palace Theatre in Watford.

Dad's Army[]

Gilda Perry as Doreen in The Two and a Half Feathers

She first appeared in her husband's first sitcom creation as a Blonde in The Loneliness of the Long Distance Walker and then played Doreen of the Plaza Cinema in The Lion Has Phones and the British Restaurant in The Two and a Half Feathers, alongside Linda James as Betty.

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