Tag: Obituary

2017: We remember…

Fred Parslow Frances Hargreaves John Forgeham Dan Webb Jaye Walton Chelsea Brown John Clarke Chris Bearde Val Jellay Lou Richards Mark Colvin Lyn James John K Watts Jill Singer Les Murray Ty Hardin Drew Morphett Alan Cassell Peter Luck David Lyle Melody Iliffe Judith McGrath Margaret Glazbrook Rob Astbury Rosemary Margan Rory O’Donoghue   2016: …

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Obituary: Rory O’Donoghue

Rory O’Donoghue, actor, musician, composer and performer best known from sketch comedy series The Aunty Jack Show, has died at the age of 68. Born in London, he came with his family to Australia at the age of seven. Before coming to Australia, his parents were both performers with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company. O’Donoghue …

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Obituary: Rosemary Margan

Rosemary Margan, former television and radio presenter in Melbourne, has died at the age of 80. Margan was a water skiing champion, winner of six national titles, when she started her media career as a weather presenter at Melbourne’s GTV9 in the mid-1960s. She presented the weather at Nine for almost a decade — mostly …

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Obituary: Rob Astbury

Former journalist and TV presenter Rob Astbury has died at the age of 69. For over 20 years, Astbury was a multi-award winning investigative sports journalist and at one point was the highest-paid sports journalist in Australia. He worked across all three commercial channels in Melbourne — initially at ATV0 (Ten), then Nine and later …

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Obituary: Margaret Glazbrook

Former Adelaide TV presenter Margaret Glazbrook has died at the age of 86. She passed away at home surrounded by her family. From working in the sales department at SAS10 in the late 1960s, Glazbrook presented some of the advertorials on the station’s morning show, Touch Of Elegance. When host Jaye Walton left the show in 1979, …

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Obituary: Judith McGrath

Judith McGrath, actress best known from Prisoner and All Saints, has died at the age of 70. Born in Queensland, McGrath made an early appearance in the movie Age Of Consent, released in 1969. She later appeared in guest roles in Crawford dramas Bluey, Skyways (in multiple roles) and Young Ramsay, but it was her role …

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Obituary: Melody Iliffe

Melody Iliffe, regarded as the first female newsreader on Australian television, has died. As Melody Welsh, her career in television began working behind the scenes at Brisbane’s QTQ9. She was then plucked from obscurity to read the station’s news beside Don Seccombe. It was the first time a female was appointed as newsreader, an achievement …

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Obituary: David Lyle

David Lyle, the Australian TV producer who became a producer and television executive in the US, has died at the age of 67. Lyle had been battling cancer and died at his Los Angeles home. His early career was as a geologist and high school chemistry teacher, before a shift to television, working as a …

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Obituary: Peter Luck

Peter Luck, journalist, author, producer and presenter, has passed away at the age of 73. He died following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease Luck’s career started in the 1960s, as a reporter for ABC‘s This Day Tonight and later for Four Corners. In 1979 he co-wrote and hosted the documentary series This Fabulous Century. …

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Obituary: Alan Cassell

Alan Cassell, actor on Australian stage, film and television, died last week at the age of 85. Born in the United Kingdom, his acting career began in Western Australia. His work was mainly as a stage actor but he did have a lead role in a locally-produced series, The Drifter — one of the few …

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