Edna's sidekick dies

'Madge Alsopp' was 100

The actress who played Dame Edna Everage's sidekick Madge Allsopp, has died at the age of 100.

Emily Perry played the housewife megastar's put-upon bridesmaid from 1987, when she was 80, until 2004. However, in all that time on stage and on Dame Edna’s ITV shows, she never said a word.

She also made a one-off appearance in Last of the Summer Wine in 1995. On retirement then moved to Brinsworth House, a home for former entertainers, near Twickenham in south-west London.

Before finding fame Perry, originally from Torquay in Devon, ran a children's dancing school.

Here she is in action with Dame Edna:

Published: 20 Feb 2008

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