Australian movie stars born in 1941

Here are 5 famous actors from Australia were born in 1941:

Don Spencer

Don Spencer (March 22, 1941 Tamworth-) also known as Donald Richard Spencer OAM or Donald Richard Spencer is an Australian songwriter, singer, presenter, musician and actor. He has two children, Danielle Spencer and Dean Spencer.

He began his career as a folk singer in the 1960s and was part of the Australian folk group The Bushwackers. He later released numerous albums as a solo artist and became well known for his children's music, including the iconic song "Feathers, Fur or Fins".

In addition to his music career, Spencer has presented and appeared on various TV shows in Australia, including Play School and Animal Hospital. He is also a strong advocate for wildlife conservation and has worked closely with a number of animal welfare charities.

Spencer has received numerous awards for his contributions to music and charity work, including the Order of Australia Medal in 2010.

John Cornell

John Cornell (March 2, 1941 Kalgoorlie-) is an Australian actor, film producer, screenwriter, film director and businessperson. He has three children, Liana Cornell, Allira Cornell and Melissa Cornell.

Cornell started his career as an actor, appearing in various commercials and television shows in Australia. He became a household name after co-creating the television show "The Paul Hogan Show" in the 1970s, which introduced the character of Crocodile Dundee. He went on to produce and co-write the hugely successful "Crocodile Dundee" film series, which became the highest-grossing Australian films of all time.

Aside from his work in the film and television industry, Cornell was also a successful businessperson. He co-owned the company that produced the alcoholic beverage "Fosters Lager," and later went on to establish a production company that produced several successful films and television shows.

Throughout his career, Cornell has been recognized for his contributions to the Australian film and television industry. He was awarded the Order of Australia in 1987 and was inducted into the Australian Film Walk of Fame in 2008.

Max Gillies

Max Gillies (November 16, 1941 Melbourne-) also known as Max Gilles, Maxwell Gillies or Max Gillies AM is an Australian actor.

He is best known for his impersonations and satirical sketches, often of political figures. Gillies began his acting career in the 1960s and gained popularity in the 1970s with his role in the television series "The Aunty Jack Show." He continued to work on various television shows, stage productions, and films throughout his career, but his political impersonations remained a signature act. Gillies was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1992 for his contributions to the performing arts, and in 2010 he was promoted to Officer of the Order of Australia. He continues to work in the entertainment industry and is considered one of Australia's most iconic comedians.

John Gaden

John Gaden (November 13, 1941 Sydney-) also known as John Stuart Gaden is an Australian actor.

He is best known for his work on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Australian Theatre Company, and the Sydney Theatre Company. Gaden has also appeared in several films and television series, including "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King", "Killing Time", and "Janus".

In addition to his acting career, Gaden is a respected stage director and has directed productions for the Sydney Theatre Company and the Ensemble Theatre. He has also taught acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Gaden has received numerous awards for his contributions to the arts, including the Order of Australia Medal in 2012 for his services to the performing arts. He continues to act and direct today and is considered a legend in the Australian theatre community.

Colin Higgins

Colin Higgins (July 28, 1941 Nouméa-August 5, 1988 Beverly Hills) was an Australian writer, screenwriter, film director, film producer and actor.

He's best known for his works in the 1970s and 1980s, which includes writing the screenplay for the classic films "Harold and Maude" and "Silver Streak". He also directed and produced the 1980 comedy "9 to 5", starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton. In addition to his success in the film industry, Higgins was also an activist for LGBT rights, and his groundbreaking play "Coming Attractions" was one of the first plays to depict openly gay characters on stage. Higgins passed away at the age of 47 due to complications from HIV/AIDS.

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