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Obituary: Bill Kerr

Bill Kerr, veteran actor from radio, stage, film and television, has died at his home in Western Australia at the age of 92. Born into a Australian showbiz family on tour in South Africa in 1922, Kerr made his stage debut at only a few weeks of age — replacing a doll that his mother had been …

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1991: August 10-16

Lucy turns nasty… very nasty! A bitter custody battle is set to show A Country Practice’s Lucy Tyler (Georgie Parker, pictured) in a disturbing new light.  The turnaround in her character has even shocked Parker herself.  In recent episodes, Lucy and husband Matt (John Tarrant) have settled into foster-parenthood with their child, Jason (Sam Boggs).  …

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Obituary: Jon Blake

Jon Blake, the promising young actor whose career was cut short following a road accident which rendered him paralysed with permanent brain damage, has died from pneumonia at the age of 52. Blake was still a teenager when he was cast as Alan Archer in the 0-10 Network soap The Restless Years in 1977.  He …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

Hey Hey It’s Saturday host Daryl Somers was awarded the Gold Logie for the Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the 28th annual TV Week Logie Awards, presented at Sydney’s historic State Theatre on Friday, 18 April 1986. It was the first time the Awards were held in Sydney since 1981. Current affairs host Mike …

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Where’s the royalties, Skip?

Yesterday’s newspapers reported that veteran actor Tony Bonner has lodged a claim with the NSW Supreme Court seeking residuals from forty years of syndication and merchandising of the classic children’s TV series Skippy The Bush Kangaroo. Bonner (pictured, in 1968), who played helicopter pilot Jerry King in the show’s first series – it went for …

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