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Actor
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Olive Mercer
Born 15 September 1905
Died 2 January 1983
First appearance The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones
Last appearance Knights of Madness
Episode count
Olive Mercer (15 September 1905 - 2 January 1983), born Olive Maude Adams, was a British television actress perhaps best known for playing Beryl Yeatman in Dad's Army.

Born in 1905 in Hendon in Middlesex, she was the daughter of Henry James Adams (born 1875), a theatre ticket agent, and Fanny Maria (née Dunnett, 1875-1961). In 1931 she married Charles Harry Mercer; they remained married until her death.

She often played stern older women in situation comedies, including On the BusesBilly Liar and Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?. She also appeared in The Ronnie Barker Yearbook (1971).

Olive Mercer died in Hillingdon in Middlesex in 1983.

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