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James Dibble

 

The doyen of Aussie newsreaders has died aged 87. He presented ABC TV's first news bulletin on November 5, 1956.

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Eric Fullilove, aged 85.

 

Though British by birth, Eric Fullilove emigrated to Australia in 1964, on a £10 assisted passage.

 

His best known work would most likely be Skippy, the Bush Kangaroo; he directed nearly half the episodes.

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Jack Stackpoole

 

One of only 2 men to dismiss Don Bradman first ball has died aged 93. Other than that his cricket career was very short and unremarkable, playing just 3 matches for Queensland before the outbreak of WWII.

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Steve Prestwich from Cold Chisel has gone from a brain tumour:

 

http://www.undercover.fm/news/13382-cold-c...om-brain-tumour

 

:skull::( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

 

 

More information:

 

"Cold Chisel's drummer, Steve Prestwich, passed away Sunday afternoon. He was diagnosed with a brain tumour less than two weeks ago, underwent an operation last Friday, and never regained consciousness.

 

Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss, Phil Small and Don Walker are shattered by the loss. All our thoughts are with Steve's loved ones at this difficult time."

 

from: http://www.coldchisel.com.au/lnews.html

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Apart from already battling with MS, Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett has now been diagnosed with breast cancer. In fairness, she looked in fine fettle the other week on "Spicks And Specks", but a combination of the two diseases isn't the best recipe for life.

 

(Edited to correct info and not look such a twit. Thanks Honez).

 

Looks like Chrissy Amphlett has beaten at least one of her illnesses. :eshock: Glad I didn't put her on my DDP now.

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Hey Aussies,

 

I didn't see it but someone I know watched the tripe that is A Current Affair tonight and they did a story on Jeanne Little who has apparently gone down hill very quickly with Alzheimer's Disease. They say she is extremely frail....

 

Her Wiki entry doesn't have any info about it:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeanne_Little

 

but I found this from a few years ago:

 

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertain...0-1225803900921

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Renee Geyer might be one to watch. She had a huge drug and alcohol problem back in her day (think the Australian answer to Amy Winehouse) and has been battling breast cancer. Now she has just had her second car crash within the space of a few months:

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/02/14/3138664.htm

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Ian "Turps" Turpie, one of Australia's old-school entertainers has announced he's battling cancer. One to keep tabs on.

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Actress Monica Maughan has died. She's best known in the UK for playing the nice-but-dull inmate Pat O'Connell in Prisoner Cell Block H.

 

Vinegar Tits my dear, you may be interested in the great Prisoner reunion of 2011:

 

http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8219303

Great watch!

 

My sister picked Patsy King (governor Erica Davidson) in her DDP list so I'm very pleased to see she's looking in fine health. Quite surprised at how old Elspeth Ballantyne (Saint Meg) looked however - I know she's a couple of years older than most of the cast, Davo and Lizzie excepted, but she seemed and sounded rather frail.

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Glad to be of service, Mrs Tits.

 

 

Now for the latest update on alcoholic radio shock jock and Death List favourite, Derryn Hinch. He actually didn't look too bad on the news tonight at the press conference after losing his court case but this article makes mention of the fact that he is still battling liver cancer:

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/03/10/3160544.htm

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Glad to be of service, Mrs Tits.

 

 

Now for the latest update on alcoholic radio shock jock and Death List favourite, Derryn Hinch. He actually didn't look too bad on the news tonight at the press conference after losing his court case but this article makes mention of the fact that he is still battling liver cancer:

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/03/10/3160544.htm

 

Thanks for the update - I invested a lot in him last year, but this year could not find enough bad news to push him up my lists. This news brings him to the fore again and I think worthy of being in the DeathList 50 if he can make it to 2012 without any sign of that transplant.

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Steve Prestwich from Cold Chisel has gone from a brain tumour:

 

http://www.undercover.fm/news/13382-cold-c...om-brain-tumour

 

;) ;) :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

 

 

More information:

 

"Cold Chisel's drummer, Steve Prestwich, passed away Sunday afternoon. He was diagnosed with a brain tumour less than two weeks ago, underwent an operation last Friday, and never regained consciousness.

 

Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss, Phil Small and Don Walker are shattered by the loss. All our thoughts are with Steve's loved ones at this difficult time."

 

from: http://www.coldchisel.com.au/lnews.html

 

The show must go on!

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/03/15/3164552.htm

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The words "hospice" and "Bill Hunter" in the same sentence do not bode well for one of those Australian actors who seems to have been in everything... Gravely ill apparently

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The words "hospice" and "Bill Hunter" in the same sentence do not bode well for one of those Australian actors who seems to have been in everything... Gravely ill apparently

 

Hospice seems to mean shorter term these days...particularly when announced.

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That's sad news about Bill Hunter.

 

Of course, he was in Prisoner Cell Block H as well, playing George Lucas (not that one), a nasty piece of work who had a fling with my forum namesake and strung her along.

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Actress Monica Maughan has died. She's best known in the UK for playing the nice-but-dull inmate Pat O'Connell in Prisoner Cell Block H.

 

Vinegar Tits my dear, you may be interested in the great Prisoner reunion of 2011:

 

http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8219303

Great watch!

 

My sister picked Patsy King (governor Erica Davidson) in her DDP list so I'm very pleased to see she's looking in fine health. Quite surprised at how old Elspeth Ballantyne (Saint Meg) looked however - I know she's a couple of years older than most of the cast, Davo and Lizzie excepted, but she seemed and sounded rather frail.

I was a massive fan of Prisoner Cell Block H when it was on late at night in the UK.Never missed an episode.Lizzie was my favourite character

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Glad to be of service, Mrs Tits.

 

 

Now for the latest update on alcoholic radio shock jock and Death List favourite, Derryn Hinch. He actually didn't look too bad on the news tonight at the press conference after losing his court case but this article makes mention of the fact that he is still battling liver cancer:

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/03/10/3160544.htm

 

Thanks for the update - I invested a lot in him last year, but this year could not find enough bad news to push him up my lists. This news brings him to the fore again and I think worthy of being in the DeathList 50 if he can make it to 2012 without any sign of that transplant.

 

 

Latest article says he has only two or three months to live unless he has a transplant: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/05/20/3222421.htm

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Surprised that no-one has mentioned Bill Kerr (b. 1922) actor of the stage and screen, born in Cape Town, South Africa but raised in Wagga Wagga. He was based for several decades in the UK and appeared in films, TV and radio, is probably best known for his regular role on Hancock's Half Hour playing a dim-witted Aussie. He eventually returned to Oz and has appeared in several stage productions and films including Gallipoli, The Year Of Living Dangerously, and Razorback.

 

His passing would likely generate some minor UK media coverage owing to his lengthy stint in Blighty.

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Surprised that no-one has mentioned Bill Kerr (b. 1922) actor of the stage and screen

 

Probably because he is not very well known here. I vaguely knew his name but that is all. Of the films listed in his Wikipedia article, the only one that I have seen is Year of Living Dangerously. From what you are saying, it sounds like he is better known in the UK than he is at home. Definistely not a high profile actor like Bill Hunter.

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Surprised that no-one has mentioned Bill Kerr (b. 1922) actor of the stage and screen

 

Probably because he is not very well known here. I vaguely knew his name but that is all. Of the films listed in his Wikipedia article, the only one that I have seen is Year of Living Dangerously. From what you are saying, it sounds like he is better known in the UK than he is at home. Definistely not a high profile actor like Bill Hunter.

 

I'm pretty certain he gets a mention in the Hancock's Half Hour thread. He would definitely get a UK obit.

 

Oh and just to answer the question I asked earlier, Kitty Bluett is long dead, died in 1994.

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