veronicaoverton The WA TV History blog reports that Veronica Overton-Low, a former TV presenter in Perth and Adelaide, has died suddenly from a heart attack.

Overton, 66, was an actress and had performed at Perth channel TVW7 before securing a job at rival channel STW9 not long after it launched in the mid 1960s.  She was initially hired for administrative tasks as well as appearing on The Channel Niners Club and Christmas pantomimes, presenting the weather report, reading voice-over announcements and appearing on the weekly religious interview program Seek The Truth – all for a very modest wage.

She also made regular appearances at promotional events for STW and later appeared on daytime programs as well as The Jeff Newman Show and became a producer for The Breakfast Show.

After leaving STW9 in 1970, Overton went to Adelaide’s SAS10 to host the morning show Earlybirds with Fat Cat.

With husband John Low (now deceased), Overton ran a talent agency for radio and television.

She also maintained a love of the theatre and directed and appeared in a number of local productions for the Roleystone Theatre Company, recently appearing in its production of My Fair Lady.

Source: WA TV History, WA TV History

3 thoughts on “Veronica Overton-Low

  1. Sadden to find this article about Veronica passing, I knew Veronica well when she was living in Adelaide, Veronica flatted with my friend Fran Jerymn a fellow Ansett Air Hostess, they lived in the flat next to us so I spent a lot of time with Veronica. She was such a beautiful person very genuine and kind. She was the Hostess of Big Bird on TV at the time.
    RIP Veronica

  2. I knew Veronica in Perth away back in 1969/70 when she occasionally performed at the Patch Theatre. I was a young member of the student company and played a small role in Roshomon when she was the lead actress. She also played lead role in the King & I . Veronica was charming and very kind to us young inexperienced theatre ‘babies’
    RIP Veronica from Marguerite (O’Hara) now many years later Maggie Mallik

  3. Worked with Veronica in Patch (Perth) with the show King and I back in the 60’s. A wonderful lady, Wish I had some photos. Now work in Thailand and a neighbour is Tweed Harris from the same era with Patch

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