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Apr 10 2017

Obituary: John Clarke

John Clarke, best known for his deadpan political satire, has died suddenly at the age of 68. In a statement issued by his family, Clarke had died while bush walking in Victoria: “John died doing one of the things he loved the most in the world, taking photos of birds in beautiful bushland with his …

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Apr 06 2017

Obituary: Chelsea Brown

Chelsea Brown, the American actress and performer who made Australia her home, has died at the age of 69. Born in Chicago, Brown rose to fame as a performer in the hit 1960s comedy series Rowan And Martin’s Laugh-In. She also featured in The Flying Nun, Love American Style, Ironside, Marcus Welby MD and The Name …

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Mar 22 2017

Obituary: Jaye Walton

Jaye Walton, longtime host of morning television in Adelaide, has died at the age of 88. With a background in modelling, Walton hosted Touch Of Elegance from 1968 through to 1980. The show, screened each weekday morning on SAS10, was a first for Adelaide television with its mix of fashion and lifestyle segments, interviews and advertorials. …

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Mar 13 2017

Obituary: Dan Webb

Dan Webb, one of the first personalities on Melbourne television, has died at the age of 92. Webb was breakfast announcer at radio station 3DB before being picked up by its sister television station HSV7 as one of its star line-up, alongside Eric Pearce and actress Mary Parker. He introduced HSV7’s test transmissions and was on-air on opening …

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Mar 12 2017

Obituary: John Forgeham

British actor John Forgeham, probably best known to Australians from UK drama Footballers’ Wives, has died. The 75-year-old passed away after breaking his collarbone from falling out of bed. The actor was well known in the UK, with numerous TV acting credits including No Hiding Place, The Sweeney, Crossroads, CATS Eyes, Prime Suspect, Birds Of A …

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Mar 08 2017

Obituary: Frances Hargreaves

Frances Hargreaves, actress from the 1970s series Number 96, has died at the age of 62. South African-born Hargreaves studied acting in London before settling in Sydney in 1973. She had appeared in an ABC series, Behind The Legend, before scoring the part of Marilyn MacDonald in Number 96 in 1974. The role of Marilyn, …

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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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