Australian movie stars born in 1918

Here are 5 famous actors from Australia were born in 1918:

Ron Randell

Ron Randell (October 8, 1918 Sydney-June 11, 2005 Woodland Hills) also known as Ronald Egan Randell, Ronald Egan "Ron" Randell or Ron Randall was an Australian actor and radio personality.

He began his career as a radio announcer in the 1930s and later made his film debut in the 1944 Australian film 'Smithy'. Randell went on to appear in several Hollywood films such as 'The Adventures of Quentin Durward' (1955), 'King of Kings' (1961) and 'The Longest Day' (1962). He also starred in a number of television series, including '77 Sunset Strip', 'Hawaiian Eye' and 'The Wild Wild West'. Randell was known for his deep, resonant voice and often played suave and sophisticated characters. In addition to his acting career, he was also a successful horse breeder and owned a ranch in Southern California. Randell passed away in 2005 at the age of 86.

Brian James

Brian James (July 5, 1918 Victoria-November 2, 2009 Melbourne) was an Australian actor.

He appeared in numerous television shows and films throughout his career, including the popular Australian soap opera "Neighbours" in which he played the character of Len Mangel from 1987 to 1989. James also appeared in the acclaimed film "The Club" in 1980, which earned him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the 1981 Australian Film Institute Awards. In addition to his work in television and film, James was a respected stage actor and director, with a career spanning over six decades. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2005 for his contributions to the performing arts in Australia.

John McCallum

John McCallum (March 14, 1918 Brisbane-February 3, 2010 Sydney) also known as John Neil McCallum or John McCullum was an Australian screenwriter, actor and television producer. His children are called Nicholas McCallum, Joanna McCallum and Amanda McCallum.

McCallum began his career in the film industry in the early 1940s, appearing in numerous Australian films throughout the decade. He turned to writing screenplays in the 1950s and later transitioned into producing and directing for television in the 1960s and 1970s. He was particularly known for co-creating the popular Australian television show Skippy the Bush Kangaroo. In addition to his work in entertainment, McCallum was also a veteran of World War II, serving in the Royal Australian Air Force as a navigator. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his bravery during the war.

Alister Williamson

Alister Williamson (June 17, 1918 Sydney-May 19, 1999 Slough) a.k.a. Alistair Williamson, Alastair Williamson or Duncan Mcfarlane Williamson was an Australian actor and character actor.

He appeared in over 70 films and television shows in the UK, including "The Avengers", "The Saint", "Doctor Who", "Z-Cars", and "Inspector Morse". Williamson was also a prolific stage actor, performing in productions of "Hamlet", "The Tempest", and "Richard III" among others. He was known for his ability to play both menacing villains and sympathetic characters with equal skill. Outside of acting, Williamson was also an accomplished painter and writer. He published several plays and wrote a memoir titled "Acting My Life".

Slim DeGrey

Slim DeGrey (May 20, 1918 Lytham St Annes-May 20, 2007 Gold Coast) a.k.a. Slim De Grey, Slim DeGray or Clifford Frank Degrey was an Australian actor and comedian.

Born Clifford Frank Degrey in Lytham St Annes, England, DeGrey immigrated to Australia in the 1950s and pursued a career in entertainment. He was known for his quick wit and improvisational skills, and became a popular performer on Australian television shows such as In Melbourne Tonight and The Ernie Sigley Show.

DeGrey also had a successful career as a character actor, appearing in films such as They're A Weird Mob, Alvin Purple, and The Club. He was a regular cast member on the popular soap opera The Young Doctors, and later hosted his own talk show, The Slim DeGrey Show.

Throughout his career, DeGrey remained a beloved figure in Australian entertainment, known for his kind heart and generosity to fellow performers. He passed away on his 89th birthday in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

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