William Desmond Anthony Pertwee
21 July 1926
|Died||27 May 2013 (aged 86)|
|Spouse(s)||Marion Rose (m. 1960-2005; her death)|
|Children||Jonathan (b. 1966)|
William Desmond Anthony "Bill" Pertwee, MBE (21 July 1926 – 27 May 2013) was an English comedy actor best known for playing the part of antagonist ARP Warden Hodges in the popular sitcom Dad's Army.
Pertwee was born on 21 July 1926 in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England. He was the second cousin once removed of Michael Pertwee and Jon Pertwee, being the second cousin of their father, screenwriter and actor Roland Pertwee.
Pertwee was married to Jean Pertwee from 1960 until they divorced a few months later. Then he was married to Marion Pertwee from 1965 until her death in 2005. He had a son, James Pertwee. Pertwee died on 27 May 2013 in Truro, Cornwall, England from natural causes, aged 86.
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- "Bill Pertwee, star of Dad's Army, dies aged 86". The Guardian. 27 May 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
- "Dad's Army star Bill Pertwee dies aged 86", BBC News, 27 May 2013
- Stevens, Christopher (2010). Born Brilliant: The Life Of Kenneth Williams. John Murray. p. 370. ISBN 1-84854-195-3.