Tag: Obituary

Obituary: Dinah Shearing

Dinah Shearing, veteran actress from Australian film, stage, radio and television, has died peacefully at the age of 95. Born in Sydney to English parents while they were visiting Australia, Shearing was twelve before she was to return with her family to settle in Sydney. Despite an early interest in art and working as a …

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Obituary: Peter Sharp

Peter Sharp, prominent television and football identity in Tasmania, has died peacefully at the age of 78. Born in Tasmania, Sharp’s early career was in Melbourne — as a sports commentator and reporter at ATV0 in the  1960s and ’70s. He was soon to return to Tasmania, where he appeared as a presenter and commentator …

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Obituary: John Gregg

John Gregg, veteran actor on film, stage and television, has died at the age of 82. Born in Tasmania, Gregg was set to take over running the family farm but instead wound up scoring an audition at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Hobart. He had a season with the Melbourne Theatre Company …

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Obituary: Mary Rossi

Mary Rossi, one of the pioneers of daytime TV in Australia, has died at the age of 95. A celebration of her life was held in Sydney on Monday. Rossi was the first host of ABC‘s Woman’s World program that aired in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Beginning during the first week of ABC …

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Obituary: Lorrae Desmond

Australian showbusiness legend Lorrae Desmond, known by many as Shirley Gilroy in A Country Practice, has died at age 91. News of her passing was circulated on social media by former colleagues, including former A Country Practice co-stars Shane Withington and Wendy Strehlow. She was my mentor, my friend and an unending source of wisdom, …

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Obituary: Russell Goodrick

Former television newsreader Russell Goodrick has died after a short illness. His sons Tom and Rodney issued a statement on Facebook, stating that Goodrick had fallen ill to severe form of pancreatitis in January. Despite a recovery from surgery, he was soon admitted back to hospital. Goodrick’s media career began at Sydney radio station 2GB …

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Obituary: Frank Warrick

Frank Warrick, veteran Brisbane television presenter, has died at the age of 76. He was surrounded by family when he died early Tuesday morning, following a five-year battle with dementia. His career started in radio in Toowoomba in 1963. He then became a familiar face with Brisbane viewers, from the time he started at BTQ7 …

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Obituary: Trisha Noble

Trisha Noble, one of Australia’s first teenage pop stars in the 1960s, has died at the age of 76. Born Patricia Ann Ruth Noble to showbiz parents, comedian Buster Noble and dancer Helen de Paul, she made her stage debut at the age of two. But it was as a teenager that Patsy Ann, as …

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Obituary: David Evans

David Evans, former regional television and ABC radio presenter, died on New Year’s Eve at the age of 78. He began his media career at radio station 2VM in Moree, NSW, in the early 1980s. He moved to television in 1984, as newsreader at NEN9 (now Prime7) in Tamworth in 1984. He stayed in the …

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Obituary: Gaynor Bunning

Gaynor Bunning, one of the early stars of Melbourne television, died last week in Mooloolaba at the age of 82. She had been suffering from dementia. Born in Geelong, she began performing at the age of four. By the time she was 11-years-old, she was a member of the radio variety show, Swallow’s Juniors. When …

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