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Dec 17 2017

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 …

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Dec 07 2017

Obituary: Rosemary Margan

Rosemary Margan, former television and radio presenter in Melbourne, has died at the age of 80. Margan was a water skiing champion, winner of six national titles, when she started her media career as a weather presenter at Melbourne’s GTV9 in the mid-1960s. She presented the weather at Nine for almost a decade — mostly …

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Nov 11 2017

Obituary: Rob Astbury

Former journalist and TV presenter Rob Astbury has died at the age of 69. For over 20 years, Astbury was a multi-award winning investigative sports journalist and at one point was the highest-paid sports journalist in Australia. He worked across all three commercial channels in Melbourne — initially at ATV0 (Ten), then Nine and later …

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Oct 24 2017

Obituary: Margaret Glazbrook

Former Adelaide TV presenter Margaret Glazbrook has died at the age of 86. She passed away at home surrounded by her family. From working in the sales department at SAS10 in the late 1960s, Glazbrook presented some of the advertorials on the station’s morning show, Touch Of Elegance. When host Jaye Walton left the show in 1979, …

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Oct 22 2017

Obituary: Judith McGrath

Judith McGrath, actress best known from Prisoner and All Saints, has died at the age of 70. Born in Queensland, McGrath made an early appearance in the movie Age Of Consent, released in 1969. She later appeared in guest roles in Crawford dramas Bluey, Skyways (in multiple roles) and Young Ramsay, but it was her role …

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Sep 24 2017

Obituary: Melody Iliffe

Melody Iliffe, regarded as the first female newsreader on Australian television, has died. As Melody Welsh, her career in television began working behind the scenes at Brisbane’s QTQ9. She was then plucked from obscurity to read the station’s news beside Don Seccombe. It was the first time a female was appointed as newsreader, an achievement …

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Sep 23 2017

Obituary: David Lyle

David Lyle, the Australian TV producer who became a producer and television executive in the US, has died at the age of 67. Lyle had been battling cancer and died at his Los Angeles home. His early career was as a geologist and high school chemistry teacher, before a shift to television, working as a …

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Sep 08 2017

Obituary: Peter Luck

Peter Luck, journalist, author, producer and presenter, has passed away at the age of 73. He died following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease Luck’s career started in the 1960s, as a reporter for ABC‘s This Day Tonight and later for Four Corners. In 1979 he co-wrote and hosted the documentary series This Fabulous Century. …

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Sep 04 2017

Obituary: Alan Cassell

Alan Cassell, actor on Australian stage, film and television, died last week at the age of 85. Born in the United Kingdom, his acting career began in Western Australia. His work was mainly as a stage actor but he did have a lead role in a locally-produced series, The Drifter — one of the few …

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Aug 26 2017

Obituary: Drew Morphett

Sports broadcaster Drew Morphett has died suddenly at the age of 69. He was found by wife Karen at their Pakenham home late Friday night. Born Andrew Kenneth Morphett in Sydney, he began his media career at ABC radio in 1966. After a stint in Perth he moved to ABC television in Melbourne in the 1970s, …

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