Tag: Obituary

Obituary: John Barton

John Barton, former journalist and TV presenter, has died peacefully at age 73. He started as a cadet reporter at The Brisbane Telegraph in the late 1960s. In the 1970s he moved to television, to ABC‘s This Day Tonight, working in Perth and then back in Brisbane. When TDT was axed in 1978, Barton and a …

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Obituary: Troy Beckwith

Former Neighbours star Troy Beckwith has died at age 48. News of his death was posted to social media by former castmate Kym Valentine: “It pains me so much to have to say this. Our dear old friend Troy Beckwith has passed away. Another member of our tv family gone way too soon. There will …

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2023: We remember…

Joan Sydney Diana Fisher Gary Fenton Terry Norris Doug Mulray Swami Sarasvati Maxine Klibingaitis Barry Humphries Jock Zonfrillo Mary Fitzgerald (Parker) Ray Wilkie Peter Flett Judi Farr Alan Wilkie Sir Michael Parkinson Ron Barassi Joy Chambers Cal Wilson Les Dayman James Davern 2022: We Remember… 2021: We Remember… 2020: We Remember… 2019: We Remember… 2018: …

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Obituary: James Davern

James Davern, creator and producer of the long-running series A Country Practice, has died at age 90. Starting his working career in the railways, he went on to become a technician with the Department of Civil Aviation. This led to a technical role with the BBC in London, so when television arrived in Australia he …

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Obituary: Les Dayman

Les Dayman, actor best known for his stage and television work, including leading roles in Homicide and E Street, has died at the age of 85. His first TV roles were in plays Weather At Pinetop and Dark Corridor, both produced by ABC in Adelaide. This was followed in 1966 by his first major TV role …

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Obituary: Cal Wilson

Comedian, writer, TV host and actor Cal Wilson has died in hospital in Sydney after a short illness. She was 53. Having established a successful profile in her native New Zealand, she came to Australia in 2003 after winning Best Newcomer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2001. As well as her stand-up comedy …

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Obituary: Joy Chambers

Joy Chambers, actor, author and wife of the late Reg Grundy, has died at age 76. Named as the inaugural Miss Surf Girl by the Queensland Surf Life Saving Club in 1965, she was doing modelling work when she auditioned for a panellist role for Brisbane-based game show I’ve Got A Secret. She caught the …

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Obituary: Ron Barassi

Ron Barassi, one of the legends of Australian rules football, has died at the age of 87. He died from complications suffered after a fall. In a football career spanning 40 years he played 254 games, including six premierships, and coached 515. In 1996 he was named in the Australian Football League’s Team Of The …

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Obituary: Sir Michael Parkinson

Legendary British broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson has died at the age of 88 after a short illness. The Yorkshire-born journalist made his television debut in the UK in the 1960s, before launching his eponymous interview program Parkinson, which ran on BBC from 1971 until 1982 before being revived in 1998. The show then moved across …

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Obituary: Alan Wilkie

Alan Wilkie, former Sydney TV weather presenter, has died at the age of 94, He died peacefully with his three children, Andrew, Katrina and Michelle by his side Growing up in Queensland, Wilkie worked at the Bureau of Meteorology at various posts during the 1950s. When ABC started its first television services in 1956, it …

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