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Bill Pertwee


Born - 21 July 1926, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, UK
Died - 27 May 2013

Hearty, round-faced comedy actor with fierce eyebrows, cousin to actor/comedian Jon Pertwee and Jon's actor son Sean Pertwee. A stalwart of radio and TV comedy, he's best remembered for his stints on the radio shows Round the Horne and Beyond Our Ken, especially playing pop star Ricky Livid, and for his contribution to the long-running TV series Dad's Army, as the aggressive, if long suffering air raid warden Hodges. There were a few film roles, too, most of them in broad comedy: Carry On Loving (1970), Dad's Army (1971), Psychomania (1972), Carry On Girls (1973), Man About the House (1974), Confessions of a Pop Performer (1978), What's Up Nurse? (1979) and more recently a cameo in Run for Your Wife (2012).