|Born||28th October 1916|
|Died||18th September 2009 (aged 92)|
|First appearance||The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones|
|Last appearance||Turkey Dinner|
|Series||1 - 3 (Radio Series)|
|Episode count||14 (Radio Series)|
Early life and careerEdit
Pearl Hackney was born in Burton-on-Trent. At the age of 5, she trained as a ballet dance and after leaving school, she became a principal dancer for four years at the Windmill Theatre in London.
Early acting careerEdit
Pearl started acting in the late 1930's. At the time, she mainly worked for repertory and radio. She started acting on television in the 1950 short The Newcomer and then the following year appeared in various episodes of The Eric Barker Half-Hour with her husband Eric Barker the comedian.
Pearl took over the role of Mrs. Pike from Janet Davies in the radio series of Dad's Army.