Tag: Obituary

Obituary: Rob Gaylard

Rob Gaylard, former TV and radio presenter and prominent racing identity, has died suddenly at the age of 70. He had been a sports presenter at BTV6 in Ballarat in the 1980s, later moving to National Nine News in Melbourne. YouTube: rubicon nz He also worked as a newsreader at Bendigo-based Southern Cross Eyewitness News …

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Obituary: Ralph Baker

Ralph Baker, the TV producer and floor manager who became a late-night favourite as Melbourne’s Deadly Earnest, has died at the age of 80. He was diagnosed with myeloma in 2014. With an early interest in amateur theatre, Baker gained some experience appearing in sketches on GTV9‘s In Melbourne Tonight. He then gained a job …

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Obituary: Quentin Fogarty

Quentin Fogarty, the Logie award-winning journalist who attracted international attention reporting on a UFO sighting in New Zealand, died suddenly earlier this month at the age of 73. Born in New Zealand, he started his career at the Dunedin Evening Star newspaper. Coming to Australia, his career included working for ABC, Seven, Nine, Ten and …

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Obituary: Maggi Eckardt

Maggi Eckardt, one of Australia’s first international models and a former daytime television presenter, has died at the age of 82. Eckardt began modelling in Sydney and was soon “discovered” by the Queen’s dressmaker, Norman Hartnell, visiting Australia on the hunt for models. In the 1960s, she became one of the world’s most sought-after photographic …

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Obituary: Ron Graham

Ron Graham, actor on stage, film and television, has died peacefully at the age of 93. Born in England, Graham started performing when he joined the circus at the age of 16. After completing National Service, he enrolled in a drama course and then came to Australia. For the next 20 years he worked mainly …

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Obituary: Ronne Arnold

Ronne Arnold, dancer, choreographer and actor, has died in Sydney. Born in the US in the late 1930s (“it could be 1938 or 1939,” he told The Sydney Morning Herald in 2013), he came to Australia in 1960 to star in the stage production of West Side Story. What began as an intended six-month stay …

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Obituary: Ron Haddrick

Actor Ron Haddrick, star of Australian stage, film and television, has died at the age of 90. Born in Adelaide in 1929, his career began at the Tivoli Theatre in Adelaide in the 1940s. He was then successful in joining the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (now the Royal Shakespeare Company) and worked overseas with names like …

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Obituary: Grant Goldman

Grant Goldman, voice over announcer and radio presenter, has died at the age of 69. He had been diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2017. Starting his career at the age of 14, Goldman was a distinctive and familiar voice on radio, working at numerous radio stations including 2UE, 2WS, 2DAY, 2GB, 4IP, 3UZ and 5AD. …

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Obituary: Tom Long

Actor Tom Long, best known from the original Seachange series and the film The Dish, has died at the age of 51. Long was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2012. Last year he took part in an immunotherapy medical trial in Seattle last April, with 17 other patients. He was declared cancer free after several …

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2019: We remember…

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