Tag: Obituary

Jan 22 2009

Ernie Bourne

Veteran performer Ernie Bourne has died in Melbourne at the age of 82. With a career dating back to the earliest days of Australian television, English-born Bourne appeared in early productions such as the courtroom drama Consider Your Verdict and the situation comedy Hey You! (pictured) Bourne also starred in the popular ’60s children’s series …

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Dec 26 2008

2008: We Remember…

Some of those that departed us this year: Andrew Harwood Bob McGready Clinton Grybas   Heath Ledger Jessica Jacobs Kevin Heinze   Mark Priestley Malcolm Searle Michael Pate Peter Leonard Reg Lindsay Rob Guest Tanya Halesworth

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Nov 09 2008

Bob McGready

Bob McGready, one of the pioneer presenters in the early days of regional television, has died at the age of 85. Born in Ireland, McGready came to Australia in the late-’40s after war service with the Royal Navy. After working for Sydney newspaper Truth and later in advertising, McGready moved to radio station 2GZ Orange …

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Oct 27 2008

Tanya Halesworth

Tanya Halesworth, one of ABC’s first female television presenters, died earlier this month at the age of 73. Born in Brisbane in 1935, Halesworth moved with her family to Sydney and after finishing school became involved in small theatre companies and appeared in early TV commercials. In 1958, the 23-year-old successfully beat 200 other applicants …

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Sep 24 2008

Peter Leonard

Former WIN Television newsreader Peter Leonard has died after a battle with mesothelioma.  He was 66. A resident of Canberra for more than fifty years, Leonard began his career at radio station 2CA in 1962, and stayed for nearly ten years.  He then served as a news presenter for local ABC radio and television for …

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Sep 19 2008

Malcolm Searle

Former TV quiz show host and radio presenter Malcolm Searle passed away earlier this week at the age of 77. Tamworth-born Searle was the original host of the Melbourne-based quiz show Coles £3000 Question from 1960 until ill-health forced him to resign in early 1963. He was later one of the ‘Good Guy’ presenters on …

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Sep 02 2008

Michael Pate

Veteran Australian actor Michael Pate, best known for his role in the long-running series Matlock Police, has died in hospital in NSW at the age of 88. Born in Sydney in 1920, Pate began his career as a writer and broadcaster for ABC Radio at age 18. He later moved into acting in radio productions …

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Sep 02 2008

Kevin Heinze

Former ABC gardening presenter Kevin Heinze has died after suffering a heart attack on the weekend.  He was 81. Before there were backyard blitzes and makeovers, Jamie Durie, Don Burke and even Gardening Australia, there was Kevin Heinze presenting his weekly fifteen-minute Sow What program, one of the first on Australian TV dedicated to gardening.  …

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Aug 28 2008

Mark Priestley

Actor Mark Priestley, from long-running series All Saints, has been found dead in Sydney. The 32-year-old Perth-born actor is believed to have suffered from depression and may have taken his own life. Graduating from NIDA in 1999, Priestley worked in the theatre with the Bell Shakespeare Company and the Sydney Theatre Company, before guest roles …

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Aug 05 2008

Reg Lindsay

Australian country music legend and former TV presenter Reg Lindsay has died in a Newcastle hospital today following a battle with pneumonia. He was 79. Lindsay wrote more than 500 songs and recorded 64 albums over his extended career, and was the first Australian artist to be recognised with a plaque on Nashville’s Walkway of …

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