Tag: Obituary

Obituary: Cornelia Frances

Cornelia Frances, actress from many Australian dramas, has died at the age of 77. English born and educated at a Catholic convent in Surrey, Frances’ earliest performances were limited to annual Nativity plays. From the convent she went to drama school in London and scored some minor movie roles. She then followed her boyfriend (later …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2018/05/obituary-cornelia-frances.html

Obituary: Charles Slade

Former television journalist and newsreader Charles Slade has passed away. After a successful career in aviation, Slade made the move to media in the early 1980s. He started at Melbourne’s Fox FM before joining Network Ten‘s Good Morning Australia and Eyewitness News in Melbourne. YouTube: Rewind The Cassette After leaving Ten he moved to ABC …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2018/05/obituary-charles-slade.html

Obituary: Cathy Godbold

Former television actress Cathy Godbold has died at the age of 43 after a ten-year battle with cancer. The daughter of former TV and radio presenter Rosemary Margan, Godbold was was making headlines before she was even born as news of her mother’s pregnancy made the magazines. She was then pictured in TV magazine features with …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2018/05/obituary-cathy-godbold.html

Obituary: Darrell Eastlake

Former Nine Network sports commentator Darrell Eastlake has died at the age of 75. His media career started in the 1960s, doing surf reports for Sydney radio station 2UW and later worked at 2GO on the Central Coast. He then moved into television, as a rugby league commentator for NBN3, Newcastle, before joining Nine for …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2018/04/obituary-darrell-eastlake.html

Obituary: Ron Blaskett

Ron Blaskett, one of the first performers on Melbourne television, has died at the age of 96. Blaskett was already established as a ventriloquist in the Melbourne theatre circuit when he appeared on of GTV9‘s first test transmissions in 1956 and official opening in January 1957. He had imported the doll that would become “Gerry …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2018/04/obituary-ron-blaskett.html

Obituary: Nigel Dick

Nigel Dick AM, one of Australia’s first and widely experienced TV executives, has died at the age of 89. Born in the UK in 1928, he came to Australia in the 1940s and by the early 1950s was working in sales for Frank Packer‘s Consolidated Press. When Packer, who owned TCN9 in Sydney, bought Melbourne’s …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2018/03/obituary-nigel-dick.html

Obituary: Sir Nicholas Shehadie

Sir Nicholas Shehadie, former chairman of SBS, has died at the age of 92. Born in Sydney of Lebanese descent, Shehadie developed an early interest in sport and was picked for the Randwick Rugby Club at age 15. He went on to play 30 Tests and 100 games for Australia, and captained the Wallabies. After …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2018/02/obituary-sir-nicholas-shehadie.html

Obituary: Moya O’Sullivan

Moya O’Sullivan, star of stage, film and television, has died in Sydney. A stage actor in the 1950s, O’Sullivan made the move to television in its very early days, appearing on televised plays, commercials and in early serials like The Story Of Peter Gray.  YouTube: Conniptions886 She starred in the historical drama Jonah before …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2018/01/obituary-moya-osullivan.html

2017: We remember…

Fred Parslow Frances Hargreaves John Forgeham Dan Webb Jaye Walton Chelsea Brown John Clarke Chris Bearde Val Jellay Lou Richards Mark Colvin Lyn James John K Watts Jill Singer Les Murray Ty Hardin Drew Morphett Alan Cassell Peter Luck David Lyle Melody Iliffe Judith McGrath Margaret Glazbrook Rob Astbury Rosemary Margan Rory O’Donoghue   2016: …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2017/12/2017-we-remember.html

Obituary: Rory O’Donoghue

Rory O’Donoghue, actor, musician, composer and performer best known from sketch comedy series The Aunty Jack Show, has died at the age of 68. Born in London, he came with his family to Australia at the age of seven. Before coming to Australia, his parents were both performers with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company. O’Donoghue …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2017/12/obituary-rory-odonoghue.html