Tag: Obituary

Victoria Longley

Actress Victoria Longley has died in Sydney at the age of 49 after a battle with breast cancer. It was her second bout with the illness. An accomplished actress on stage, film and television, Longley was awarded best actress at the Sydney Theatre Awards in 2006 for her performance in the stage production The Goat, …

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Eric Walters

Ten News has tonight reported the death of former newsreader Eric Walters at the age of 73, after a three-year battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Starting his career in the 1950s on radio in regional NSW, Walters later went to Perth where he worked in radio and television, including a stint as newsreader at TVW7, before …

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Tedd Dunn

Tedd Dunn, the man who put life into the TV character Fredd Bear, has died from cancer. Dunn, 66, was a fashion designer and was wardrobe manager at the new Melbourne channel ATV0 when the station was looking for ideas for a children’s show. He created the costume for Fredd Bear (the two Ds taken …

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Adriana Xenides

Former television personality Adriana Xenides has died in a Sydney hospital after being admitted a few days ago with a stomach complaint. Born in Argentina, model Xenides rose to fame in Australia as the co-host of game show Wheel Of Fortune. She was with the show alongside host Ernie Sigley when the Adelaide-based show began …

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Michael Schildberger

Former journalist and broadcaster Michael Schildberger has died in hospital in Melbourne at the age of 72, after a 13-year battle with prostate cancer. Schildberger started his career in journalism as a cadet reporter for The Sun newspaper in Melbourne in 1955. He later moved to GTV9 in 1958 as a reporter. During his many …

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Murray Nicoll

Award winning journalist Murray Nicoll has died after a battle with leukaemia. With a career spanning 45 years, including print, radio and television news, Nicoll, 66, won a Walkley Award for his coverage during the 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfires where he described to listeners of radio 5DN, Adelaide, the devastation of watching his own home …

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John McCallum

Actor and producer John McCallum, co-creator of the iconic TV series Skippy The Bush Kangaroo, has died in a Sydney nursing home at age 91. Born in Brisbane in 1918, McCallum was trained at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before a career that included stage, film and television in both the United Kingdom and …

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Ken Austin

Ken Austin, well known radio and television identity in Shepparton, has died at the age of 86. He started his radio career as a teenager at Warragul-based radio station 3UL in 1941 and after serving with the army returned to the station.  In 1949, he was promoted to the position of chief announcer at sister …

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Monica Maughan

Actress Monica Maughan, star of stage, film and television, has died in Melbourne. One of Australia’s most recognisable actresses, Maughan made her professional debut back to 1957 with the Melbourne Theatre Company.  It is believed that in her career spanning half a century she had starred in more MTC productions than any other performer. Television …

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Brian James

Of the names remembered in our last post of 2009 there was one name that has only now come to our attention – actor Brian James, who passed away late last year at the age of 91. A former schoolteacher, James served in the Navy for six years before making his professional acting debut in …

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