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Feb 05 2017

Obituary: Fred Parslow

Stage, film and television actor Fred Parslow has died at the age of 84. Parslow started at the Union Theatre Repertory Company (now Melbourne Theatre Company) in 1955 and appeared in many of its productions. He also featured in television from its earliest days, including comedy sketches on In Melbourne Tonight and The Ray Taylor Show and …

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Dec 31 2016

2016: We remember…

Brian Johns Lionel Williams Lois Ramsey Sonia Borg Don Battye Jon English Bruce Mansfield Reg Grundy Oscar Whitbread Paul Cox Vivean Gray Ian Hill Ken Sparkes Norman May Max Walker Rebecca Wilson Ross Higgins Bob Francis Peter Sumner Anne Deveson Bob Horsfall 2015: We Remember… 2014: We Remember… 2013: We Remember… 2012: We Remember… 2011: …

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Dec 23 2016

Obituary: Bob Horsfall

Bob Horsfall, an entertainer from the early days of Australian television, has died at the age of 90. From a career that began as a child performer at the Tivoli Theatre in the 1930s, Horsfall went in to radio — working at stations including 3KZ, 3AW, 3UZ and 2UE. He later made the transition to …

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Dec 13 2016

Obituary: Anne Deveson

Anne Deveson, journalist, broadcaster and writer, has died at the age of 86 from Alzheimer’s disease. Deveson, born in Malaya, started her career at the Kensington News in London. This was followed by hosting a BBC radio program and scripting a TV documentary on Albania. After migrating to Australia with husband, ABC broadcaster Ellis Blain, she scored …

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Nov 24 2016

Obituary: Peter Sumner

Actor Peter Sumner, who first rose to prominence in the 1970s espionage drama Spyforce, has died at the age of 74. Born Peter Sumner-Potts, one of his first professional roles was working at the ABC — doing a range of tasks including writing, producing, directing, voice overs and working on radio shows. “And that gave …

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Nov 13 2016

Obituary: Bob Francis

Former Adelaide radio and television broadcaster Bob Francis has died at the age of 77. Born in Egypt, Francis came to Adelaide in 1947 and ten years later started in radio at 5DN. While working at station 5AD, Francis was credited with leading the campaign to have The Beatles add Adelaide to their Australian tour …

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Oct 08 2016

Obituary: Ross Higgins

Ross Higgins, the actor best known as Ted Bullpitt in Kingswood Country, has died at the age of 85. Higgins’ career began in radio, at Sydney station 2GB, in 1946. His radio career alternated between both commercial radio and ABC. The advent of television in 1956 saw Higgins move into the new medium, including hosting …

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Oct 07 2016

Obituary: Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson, sports journalist and former TV presenter, has died at the age of 54 after a private battle with breast cancer. Brisbane-born Wilson was the daughter of foreign correspondent Bruce Wilson and sister to Seven News sports presenter Jim Wilson. Her career started as a cadet journalist for the Courier Mail newspaper in Brisbane. She …

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Sep 28 2016

Obituary: Max Walker

Max Walker, former Test cricketer and TV commentator, has died at the age of 68. Born in Tasmania, Walker’s sporting career began in Australian Rules football, playing 93 games for the Melbourne Football Club. He made his Test Cricket debut in 1973 and also played in seventeen one-day internationals. Following his retirement from cricket, Walker became a …

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Sep 11 2016

Obituary: Norman May

Norman May, legendary sports commentator for ABC, has died at the age of 88. May, a keen sports fan, had been working as an insurance clerk when a chance meeting with ABC sporting supervisor Dick Healey in 1957 led to an invitation to call the surf-lifesaving. From 1958, while television was still new, May officially …

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