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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: Lyn James

Lyn James, best known to Australians as hospital secretary Helen Gordon in The Young Doctors, has died at the age of 87. Born in Wales, James made her professional debut in 1949 as Marilyn James, working as a theatre actor in the UK, and then moving onto television roles. Some of her television credits included Nicholas …

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Obituary: Terry Gill

Actor Terry Gill, star of many Australian television dramas, has died at the age of 75 after being diagnosed with lung cancer. English-born Gill made his first appearances on Australian TV in the late 1960s in dramas Hunter and Bellbird. During the Seventies he appeared in children’s series Alpha Scorpio and in cop dramas The Long …

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Obituary: Norman Yemm

Norman Yemm, veteran actor of Australian film, stage and television, has died at the age of 81. With a background in opera and musical theatre, Yemm made the transition to television in the police drama Homicide. After making a number of guest appearances in the series, he took on the regular role of Detective Jim …

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HSV7 says goodbye to analogue

This morning’s switch off the analogue signal for HSV7 was marked with a five-minute tribute to 57 years of the station. Opening with an introduction by Eric Pearce (pictured) from an early test transmissions in 1956, the tribute included snapshots of many HSV programs and personalities, including Ian Turpie, Brian Naylor, Olivia Newton John, Bert Newton, …

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Obituary: Anthony Hawkins

Anthony (Tony) Hawkins, the actor who played Bob Morris in the long-running series Prisoner, died last week in a Kyneton hospital. Although he was an actor for 50 years, as a young adult in the 1950s he was a police officer in London. He didn’t have a long stay in policing, feeling disillusioned with the …

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Obituary: Penne Hackforth-Jones

Actress Penne Hackforth-Jones has died at the age of 64, only months after being diagnosed with lung cancer. Born in the US, she was brought up in Australia and made her screen debut in the 1969 series Riptide. She went on to appear in a number of productions during the 1970s including Bellbird, Number 96, Division …

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Obituary: Carl Bleazby

Actor Carl Bleazby, best known from the long-running ABC series Bellbird, died late last month at the age of 95. Born in Melbourne in 1916, Bleazby was a radio announcer and actor at Melbourne station 3XY when he enlisted at the break out of World War II in 1939.  He served with the AIF in …

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Obituary: Michele Fawdon

Michele Fawdon, actress in film, stage and television, has died today after a battle with cancer. Born in London in 1947, Fawdon studied in the United Kingdom before coming to Australia early in her professional career.  Following guest roles in Homicide, The Spoiler and Spyforce, Fawdon was cast as Mabel in the pilot for comedy …

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