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Obituary: Betty Bobbitt

Betty Bobbitt, best known for her role of Judy Bryant in the series Prisoner, has died at the age of 81. She had been in hospital since suffering a stroke last Wednesday. Her son Chris reported the news on social media earlier today. Born in the US, Bobbitt came to Australia in the early 1960s …

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Obituary: Jeanne Little

Jeanne Little, forever remembered as a legend of daytime television, has died at the age of 82. A Sydney housewife with her own boutique dressmaking business, she almost came to fame by accident. In 1974, while pregnant with daughter Katie, she was asked to make a guest appearance on The Mike Walsh Show to talk …

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Obituary: Joy Westmore

Actress Joy Westmore, best known as Officer Barry in Prisoner, has died at the age of 88. Born Joy Grisold, she was a winner on an early radio talent quest and began reading commercials on Melbourne radio station 3UZ while also working in the office at the station. She went on to the theatre, including …

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Obituary: Gerald Stone

Gerald Stone, the American-born journalist who launched 60 Minutes in Australia, has died at the age of 87. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he came to Australia with his wife Beth and two daughters in 1962. After three years as a Vietnam correspondent for The Daily Mirror and The Australian newspapers, he made the move to …

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Obituary: Geraldine Dillon

Geraldine Dillon, one of Australia’s first TV culinary experts, has died at the age of 84 after a long battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Born in Melbourne in 1936, Dillon first studied cooking in Melbourne before leaving for Europe to study at Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in London. On her return to Australia, she was hired …

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Obituary: Rob Gaylard

Rob Gaylard, former TV and radio presenter and prominent racing identity, has died suddenly at the age of 70. He had been a sports presenter at BTV6 in Ballarat in the 1980s, later moving to National Nine News in Melbourne. YouTube: rubicon nz He also worked as a newsreader at Bendigo-based Southern Cross Eyewitness News …

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Obituary: Ralph Baker

Ralph Baker, the TV producer and floor manager who became a late-night favourite as Melbourne’s Deadly Earnest, has died at the age of 80. He was diagnosed with myeloma in 2014. With an early interest in amateur theatre, Baker gained some experience appearing in sketches on GTV9‘s In Melbourne Tonight. He then gained a job …

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Obituary: Quentin Fogarty

Quentin Fogarty, the Logie award-winning journalist who attracted international attention reporting on a UFO sighting in New Zealand, died suddenly earlier this month at the age of 73. Born in New Zealand, he started his career at the Dunedin Evening Star newspaper. Coming to Australia, his career included working for ABC, Seven, Nine, Ten and …

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