Maxine Klibingaitis, actor from series including Prisoner, Neighbours and Family And Friends, has died at the age of 58.
The cause of death has not been given.
She was a teenager when she was cast in the ABC series Home in 1983. Her big break came later that year when she debuted as punky and rebellious inmate Bobbie Mitchell (pictured) in Prisoner. She stayed with the popular series for two years.
She played a guest role in Special Squad before joining Neighbours as Max Ramsay’s (Francis Bell) apprentice plumber, Terry Inglis. The character went on to become the first of Paul Robinson’s (Stefan Dennis) many ex-wives, with her going to prison after attempting to kill him in dramatic scenes as the series was approaching the end of its brief run on the Seven Network.
Later credits included dramas The Flying Doctors, Home And Away, Fields Of Fire, Marshall Law, Blue Heelers and MDA, children’s series Round The Twist, sitcoms Col’n Carpenter, All Together Now and Hampton Court, and the Nine Network‘s short-lived soap Family And Friends.
She maintained a connection to the loyal Prisoner fan base, appearing at reunion and tribute events for the show.
Maxine Klibingaitis is survived by husband Andrew Friedman and son Zane.
Source: Partners In Crime (Facebook), TV Tonight, IMDB. TV Week, 3 December 1983.