Tag: Tandarra

On This Day — 21 February

21 February 1976: Gerard Kennedy (Tandarra) 21 February 1998: Tasma Walton with Lilikoi Olsen, Jared Daperis, Thomas Blackburn (Blue Heelers) 21 February 2004: Rebecca Cartwright and Beau Brady (Home And Away) 21 February 2009: Christie Hayes and Jessica Tovey (Home And Away) 21 February 1974: The first episode of police drama Silent Number airs on …

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On This Day — 7 February

7 February 1976: Gerard Kennedy (Tandarra) 7 February 1976: Graeme Blundell (Alvin Purple) 7 February 1981: Mike Walsh (The Mike Walsh Show) 7 February 1987: Sigrid Thornton (The Far Country, Great Expectations — The Untold Story) 7 February 2004: Simmone Jade Mackinnon and Bridie Carter (McLeod’s Daughters) 7 February 2009: Jessica Tovey and Todd Lasance …

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On This Day — 25 August

25 August 1973: Leonard Teale (Seven Little Australians) 25 August 1979: Peter Adams, Terence Donovan, Lynda Stoner (Cop Shop) 25 August 1990: Nicolle Dickson (Home And Away) 25 August 2001: Suzie Wilks (Changing Rooms) 25 August 2007: Home And Away, Sea Patrol, McLeod’s Daughters 25 August 1970: Seven screens the short film No Roses For …

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Lorrae Desmond in Australia Day Honours

Actress and performer Lorrae Desmond has been awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2021 Australia Day Honours List. Her honour is in recognition of “significant service to the performing arts as an actor, entertainer and singer”. Desmond, who was awarded a Member of the Order of …

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Classic TV Guides: Hinch chases Skase

Christopher Skase was the Melbourne journalist turned corporate high flyer in the 1980s. His billion dollar corporation was built around lavish hotel resorts and a growing media empire. His purchase of the east coast Seven Network stations in 1987 suddenly elevated him to one of the most powerful media men in the country and he …

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Obituary: Bob Horsfall

Bob Horsfall, an entertainer from the early days of Australian television, has died at the age of 90. From a career that began as a child performer at the Tivoli Theatre in the 1930s, Horsfall went in to radio — working at stations including 3KZ, 3AW, 3UZ and 2UE. He later made the transition to …

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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: Gus Mercurio

Gus Mercurio, actor and boxing identity, has died in Melbourne. The 82-year-old died from complications arising from an operation for a chest aneurism at a Melbourne hospital. Born in Wisconsin, USA, Mercurio came to Australia in the 1950s.  A professional boxer, he became deeply involved with the game in Australia as an administrator, referee and …

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