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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.


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.

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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.