Australian movie stars died at 47

Here are 3 famous actors from Australia died at 47:

Marc McDermott

Marc McDermott (July 24, 1881 Goulburn-January 5, 1929 Glendale) otherwise known as Marcus McDermott or Marc MacDermott was an Australian actor.

He died as a result of cirrhosis.

Marc McDermott was a well-known silent film actor, who appeared in over 330 films. He started his acting career in his native Australia before moving to the United States in 1908. One of his most notable roles was as Marquis de Lafayette in the film "The Birth of a Nation" (1915), which is considered a pioneering achievement of filmmaking despite its controversial racial themes. McDermott continued to act in films until his untimely death at the age of 47 from cirrhosis. His contributions to the early film industry have not been forgotten and his legacy lives on.

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Gustavus Vaughan Brooke

Gustavus Vaughan Brooke (April 25, 1818 Dublin-January 11, 1866) was an Australian actor.

Brooke's career began in Ireland before moving to England, where he met great success playing Shakespearean roles. He later traveled to America and became one of the most acclaimed actors of his time, known for his performances in plays such as "Othello" and "Richard III". Brooke was known for his dramatic intensity in his acting style and was beloved by audiences for his charisma on stage. However, his life was cut short when he died at the age of 47 in Pennsylvania from pneumonia. Despite his relatively short career, Brooke made a significant impact on the world of theater and is remembered as one of the greatest actors of the 19th century.

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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 died in hiv/aids.

Higgins is best known for his screenplays for the films "Harold and Maude," "Silver Streak," and "Foul Play." He also wrote and directed the films "9 to 5" and "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." Before becoming a successful writer and director, Higgins studied at Stanford University and later taught film at UCLA. Along with his writing and directing career, Higgins was also an activist for HIV/AIDS awareness and played a significant role in establishing the annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles.

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