Tag: Obituary

Obituary: Ron Casey

Controversial Sydney broadcaster Ron Casey has died at the age of 89. Starting in radio at Sydney station 2KY in the 1940s and was a regular on Sydney radio until the 2000s, with stints also at 2SM and 2GB. When television began in the 1950s, Casey starting working freelance for TCN9 in Sydney.  In the …

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Obituary: Harry M Miller

Harry M Miller, celebrity agent, producer and publicist, has died peacefully at the age of 84. New Zealand born Miller came to Australia in the early 1960s. He brought acts like Judy Garland, The Rolling Stones and The Beach Boys to Australia. He also produced the first Australian production of the legendary ’60s musical Hair, introducing …

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Obituary: Liz Jackson

Former ABC journalist and presenter Liz Jackson has died at the age of 67. The award-winning journalist was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2014. She later documented her battle with the illness in A Sense Of Self, which aired on ABC in November 2016 and earned her a Walkley Award last year. She was with …

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Obituary: Cornelia Frances

Cornelia Frances, actress from many Australian dramas, has died at the age of 77. English born and educated at a Catholic convent in Surrey, Frances’ earliest performances were limited to annual Nativity plays. From the convent she went to drama school in London and scored some minor movie roles. She then followed her boyfriend (later …

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Obituary: Charles Slade

Former television journalist and newsreader Charles Slade has passed away. After a successful career in aviation, Slade made the move to media in the early 1980s. He started at Melbourne’s Fox FM before joining Network Ten‘s Good Morning Australia and Eyewitness News in Melbourne. YouTube: Rewind The Cassette After leaving Ten he moved to ABC …

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Obituary: Cathy Godbold

Former television actress Cathy Godbold has died at the age of 43 after a ten-year battle with cancer. The daughter of former TV and radio presenter Rosemary Margan, Godbold was was making headlines before she was even born as news of her mother’s pregnancy made the magazines. She was then pictured in TV magazine features with …

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Obituary: Darrell Eastlake

Former Nine Network sports commentator Darrell Eastlake has died at the age of 75. His media career started in the 1960s, doing surf reports for Sydney radio station 2UW and later worked at 2GO on the Central Coast. He then moved into television, as a rugby league commentator for NBN3, Newcastle, before joining Nine for …

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Obituary: Ron Blaskett

Ron Blaskett, one of the first performers on Melbourne television, has died at the age of 96. Blaskett was already established as a ventriloquist in the Melbourne theatre circuit when he appeared on of GTV9‘s first test transmissions in 1956 and official opening in January 1957. He had imported the doll that would become “Gerry …

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Obituary: Nigel Dick

Nigel Dick AM, one of Australia’s first and widely experienced TV executives, has died at the age of 89. Born in the UK in 1928, he came to Australia in the 1940s and by the early 1950s was working in sales for Frank Packer‘s Consolidated Press. When Packer, who owned TCN9 in Sydney, bought Melbourne’s …

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Obituary: Sir Nicholas Shehadie

Sir Nicholas Shehadie, former chairman of SBS, has died at the age of 92. Born in Sydney of Lebanese descent, Shehadie developed an early interest in sport and was picked for the Randwick Rugby Club at age 15. He went on to play 30 Tests and 100 games for Australia, and captained the Wallabies. After …

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