Australian movie stars died at 57

Here are 3 famous actors from Australia died at 57:

Albert Namatjira

Albert Namatjira (July 28, 1902 Hermannsburg-August 8, 1959 Alice Springs) was an Australian painter, actor, artist and visual artist.

He was born to the Arrernte people in Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia. Namatjira is best known for his landscape paintings of the Australian outback, particularly those of the MacDonnell Ranges around his home in Alice Springs. His art was exhibited throughout Australia and internationally, and he gained significant recognition as one of Australia's most celebrated artists. He was the first Indigenous Australian to be granted citizenship in 1957, which was a significant milestone in Aboriginal rights. Despite this, he and his family continued to face discrimination and were forbidden from buying or drinking alcohol. Namatjira passed away in 1959 at the age of 57 from heart failure brought on by pneumonia. His legacy includes the Namatjira Legacy Trust, which continues to support Indigenous youth with art education and cultural preservation.

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John Truscott

John Truscott (February 23, 1936 Melbourne-September 5, 1993 Melbourne) also known as John Edward Truscott was an Australian actor.

He was renowned for his performances in films like "The Wild Duck" (1957), "They're a Weird Mob" (1966), and "Ned Kelly" (1970). Truscott began his acting career at the age of 16 with the Melbourne Little Theatre and acted in several productions with them. He later went on to act in numerous plays at the Melbourne Theatre Company, The Australian Shakespeare Company, and The Ensemble Theatre in Sydney.

Truscott's talent was not limited to acting alone, he was also a gifted costume and set designer. He worked on several theater productions and films, designing sets and costumes that were critically acclaimed. Truscott was a multi-talented artist who made significant contributions to Australian theater and film.

In addition to his artistic endeavors, Truscott was also a philanthropist and an art collector. He donated a significant portion of his collection to the National Gallery of Victoria, and his contribution was critical in the establishment of the gallery's decorative arts collection. Truscott's achievements were acknowledged posthumously when he was inducted into the Australian Design Hall of Fame in 2007.

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E. J. Carroll

E. J. Carroll (April 5, 1874 Gatton-July 28, 1931 Sydney) otherwise known as Edward John Carroll was an Australian film producer and actor.

Carroll first began his career in show business as a vaudeville artist before moving on to produce and act in silent films in the early 1900s. He went on to become one of the most prominent film producers in Australia during the 1910s and 1920s, producing a number of successful films including "The Man They Couldn't Arrest" (1914) and "The Man from Kangaroo" (1919).

In addition to his work in film, Carroll was also heavily involved in Australia's theatre scene, serving as manager of the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne from 1918 to 1922. He was also a member of the Australian Society of Authors and a founding member of the Australian Actors' Equity Association.

Carroll's legacy in Australian cinema lives on through his contributions as a pioneer in the early days of the country's film industry.

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