Tag: Obituary

Obituary: Olivia Newton-John

Dame Olivia Newton-John has died from cancer at the age of 73. Born in England in 1948, she came to Australia with her family at the age of six. While still a teenager she became a regular performer on Melbourne television, appearing on shows like The Happy Show, Time For Terry and Go!! and formed …

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Obituary: John Tingle

John Tingle, former journalist and politician, has died at the age of 90. His daughter, ABC journalist Laura Tingle, paid tribute to her father on social media: John Saxon Tingle November 2 1931 – August 5 2022 Love you Dadda pic.twitter.com/ELmriRbmgy — Laura Tingle (@latingle) August 5, 2022 John Tingle was born in Sydney in …

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Obituary: Carol Raye

Carol Raye, former television producer and performer, has died at the age of 99. British-born Raye had a successful career in British film and television in the 1940s and ’50s. In the early 1960s, her husband’s work took the family to Kenya and Raye ended up working as a producer for the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. …

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Obituary: Tommy Dysart

Actor Tommy Dysart, best known from Prisoner and the Yellow Pages “Goggomobil” commercials, has died at the age of 86. One of the first students enrolled at the National Institute Of Dramatic Art (NIDA) when it opened in 1959, Dysart’s acting career began in theatre. He soon made his television debut with a guest role …

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Obituary: Caroline Jones

Caroline Jones, a veteran of over 50 years at ABC television and radio, died last week following a fall at her Sydney home. She was 84. Raised in the NSW country town of Murrurundi, Jones first joined ABC in Canberra in 1963 as an announcer and the following year became host of magazine program Canberra …

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Obituary: Ernie Carroll

Ernie Carroll, the man who gave us Ossie Ostrich for over 30 years, has died at the age of 92 from natural causes. Starting in radio in the 1950s, he made the move to the new medium of television, joining GTV9 in its first year of operation. He worked as a writer, cartoonist and performer …

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Obituary: Alan Hopgood

Alan Hopgood, veteran actor and playwright, has died from cancer at the age of 87. Born in Tasmania, Hopgood made his TV acting debut in 1957, starring in the ABC play Sound Of Thunder. He went on to appear in a number of one-off plays for television including Tragedy In A Temporary Town, Antony And …

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Obituary: Rob Readings

Former Brisbane reporter and newsreader Rob Readings has died at the age of 79 after a long illness. Over the course of his career, he worked in radio and at all three Brisbane commercial channels, but most notably as newsreader on Eyewitness News at TVQ0/10 in the 1980s and as newsreader for Nine‘s Gold Coast …

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Obituary: Brian Davies

Brian Davies, a former journalist and TV producer turned refugee advocate, has died at the age of 86. His career started at age 18, when he joined ABC in Sydney in the mid-1950s. He started in radio but made the move to ABN2 soon after it commenced transmission. Over the next twenty years he worked …

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Obituary: Shane Warne

Legendary cricketer Shane Warne has died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 52. ABC reports that he was holidaying with four people in a luxury villa on Koh Samui. He was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, could not be revived In a career spanning …

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