Australian movie stars born in 1934

Here are 5 famous actors from Australia were born in 1934:

Graham Kennedy

Graham Kennedy (February 15, 1934 Balaclava-May 25, 2005 Bowral) also known as Graham Cyril Kennedy, Graham Cyril Kennedy AO, Gra-Gra, The King of Television, The King or The King of Australian Television was an Australian actor, tv personality, radio personality, comedian and presenter.

He is widely regarded as the father of Australian television for his pioneering work in the industry. He began his career as a radio announcer before moving into television in the late 1950s. Kennedy's groundbreaking variety show, In Melbourne Tonight, ran from 1957 to 1970 and became an institution in Australian homes. He also appeared in several films, including The Odd Angry Shot and Don's Party, and won multiple Logie Awards for his contributions to Australian television. Despite struggling with health issues later in life, Kennedy remained a beloved and highly influential figure in Australian entertainment until his death in 2005.

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Alan Hopgood

Alan Hopgood (September 29, 1934 Launceston-) also known as Alan John Hopgood, Alan Hopwood or Alan Hopgood AM is an Australian screenwriter, actor, playwright and producer.

As a writer, Alan Hopgood worked on a range of successful Australian television series such as "Prisoner" and "Neighbours". He was also known for his work as a playwright, with his work appearing on stages across Australia and abroad. In addition to his career in the arts, Hopgood is a passionate advocate for mental health and has used his platform to raise awareness of the issue. He was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in 2001 for his contributions to the arts and mental health awareness.

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Brian Syron

Brian Syron (November 19, 1934 Balmain-October 14, 1993 Balmain) was an Australian screenwriter, actor, film director, theatre director and advocate.

Syron was recognized for his contributions as an Indigenous Australian to the arts and cultural sector. He belonged to the Wiradjuri and Worimi peoples of New South Wales and was an active member of the Aboriginal community. He co-founded the first Aboriginal theatre group, the National Black Theatre in Sydney in the 1970s, with Bob Maza.

Syron also had a prolific acting career, with appearances in many Australian TV shows and films including Prisoner, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, and Mad Max. He was a vocal activist for Indigenous Australian rights and strove to bring attention to the political issues that his community faced.

As a filmmaker, Syron directed the feature film "Backroads," which explored issues of race and identity in Australia. The film was critically acclaimed and is regarded as a landmark in Australian cinema. Syron also wrote and directed "Black Man Down," which was released in 1986 and dealt with the struggles of Indigenous Australians in a post-colonial society.

Syron's legacy lives on through his contributions to the Australian film, theatre, and political scenes, and his advocacy for the rights of Indigenous Australians. He remains an inspiration to many in the Australian arts community.

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Barry Humphries

Barry Humphries (February 17, 1934 Kew Vic-) also known as John Barry Humphries, Dame Edna Everage, Dame Edna, Sir Les Patterson, Dame Edna Everage and Les Patterson, Les Patterson, Dame Edna Everidge, Sir Les Patterson/Dame Edna Everage, Edna Everage, Madge Allsop, Sunny Sam or John Barry Humphries, AO, CBE is an Australian actor, satirist, comedian, screenwriter, author, artist, film producer, voice actor and visual artist. His children are called Oscar Humphries, Emily Humphries, Tessa Humphries and Rupert Humphries.

Barry Humphries is best known for his iconic character, Dame Edna Everage, a purple-haired, glasses-wearing, boisterous Australian housewife and talk show host. He created the character in the late 1950s and performed as Dame Edna in various shows and TV programs over the next few decades. Humphries was also the mastermind behind Sir Les Patterson, a foul-mouthed Australian cultural attaché, who appeared in numerous comedy shows and books.

Aside from his comedic work, Humphries has also acted in films and TV shows, including "Nicholas Nickleby," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," and "The Dame Edna Experience." He has written several books, including an autobiography, "My Life as Me," and his art has been exhibited in galleries around the world.

Humphries has received numerous awards for his work, including an Officer of the Order of Australia and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. He continues to perform as Dame Edna and has been hailed as one of the greatest comedians of all time.

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John Meillon

John Meillon (May 1, 1934 Mosman-August 11, 1989 Mosman) also known as John Meillon OBE or John Meillon, OBE was an Australian actor and voice actor. He had one child, John Meillon Jr..

Meillon's acting career spanned over four decades, during which he appeared in numerous films, television shows, and stage productions. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the classic Australian films 'Wake in Fright' and 'Crocodile Dundee'. Meillon's talent was not limited to acting, as he also lent his voice to several animated projects including 'The Rescuers Down Under' and 'The Little Convict'.

Meillon was highly regarded by his peers and was awarded the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his services to the performing arts. Despite experiencing success and acclaim throughout his career, Meillon remained dedicated to his craft and continued to work until his untimely death in 1989 from cirrhosis of the liver. His legacy lives on through his impressive body of work and the fond memories he left with those who knew him best.

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