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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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Obituary: Judy Banks

Judy Banks, one of the early stars of Melbourne television, has died at the age of 86. Showbiz reporter Peter Ford tweeted news of her passing on Saturday. Banks was a stage performer dating back to the 1950s, with credits including Salad Days, Lock Up Your Daughters and Free As Air. With the arrival of …

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2021: We remember…

Gaynor Bunning David Evans Trisha Noble Frank Warrick Russell Goodrick Lorrae Desmond Mary Rossi John Gregg Peter Sharp Dinah Shearing Mike Bailey Jonathan Coleman Mary Ward David Leckie John Cornell Dieter Brummer Brian Henderson Reg Gorman Ernie Sigley Wynn Roberts Bert Newton Peter Cundall 2020: We Remember… 2019: We Remember… 2018: We Remember… 2017: We …

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Obituary: Peter Cundall

Former ABC gardening presenter Peter Cundall has died peacefully after a short illness at the age of 94. Manchester-born Cundall served with the British Army in World War II and in 1950 settled in Tasmania, where he started a gardening and landscaping business in Launceston. This led to him answering listeners’ gardening questions on local …

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Obituary: Bert Newton

Bert Newton, one of the pioneers and enduring personalities of Australian television, has died at the age of 83. He had been in hospital for several months and went into palliative care recently following complications from recent surgery to have a leg amputated. Born in 1938, Newton started in radio when still a teenager, becoming …

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Obituary: Wynn Roberts

Actor Wynn Roberts, known from series including Prisoner, Neighbours and Law Of The Land, has died at his NSW home. He was 97. A prominent actor in Melbourne’s theatre and radio scene and sometimes credited as Wyn Roberts, he appeared in many early TV plays, including Symphonie Pastorale, Heart Attack, Uncle Martino, Macbeth (in 1960 …

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