Australian movie stars died at 73

Here are 3 famous actors from Australia died at 73:

Murray Rose

Murray Rose (January 6, 1939 Birmingham-April 15, 2012 Sydney) also known as Iain Murray Rose or The Seaweed Streak was an Australian swimmer, actor, businessperson and journalist. He had two children, Somerset Rose and Trevor Rose.

He died caused by leukemia.

Murray Rose won four Olympic medals, including three gold medals, in the 1956 and 1960 Summer Olympics. He also won six gold medals in the Commonwealth Games and set 15 world records during his swimming career. After retiring from swimming, he became a successful television personality, hosting sports shows and documentaries. He also wrote for various publications and owned a swimwear company. In 2000, he carried the Olympic Torch in the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympics. Murray Rose was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1975.

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Fred MacDonald

Fred MacDonald (April 5, 1895 Scotland-April 5, 1968 Australia) was an Australian actor.

MacDonald's family immigrated to Australia when he was young, and he began his entertainment career as a vaudeville performer. He eventually transitioned to film and made over 50 appearances in Australian and American movies during the 1940s and 1950s. MacDonald was often cast as a rough and gruff character, frequently playing villains or shady types. His most notable film role was in the Australian classic "The Overlanders" (1946), in which he played a tough drover named Paddy.

Outside of acting, MacDonald was also an accomplished musician and played the harmonica, banjo, and guitar. He often incorporated his musical talents into his vaudeville performances and later into his film roles. MacDonald passed away on his 73rd birthday in 1968.

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W.S. Percy

W.S. Percy (December 23, 1872 Melbourne-June 19, 1946 London) also known as William Stratford Percy was an Australian actor and comedian.

Percy began his acting career in Australia and New Zealand before moving to England to perform in London's West End. He gained popularity for his comedic roles in musical comedies and pantomimes, often playing the role of the lovable and bumbling fool. Percy also appeared in a number of films, including the silent comedy "Brewster's Millions" (1926).

In addition to his acting career, Percy was an accomplished songwriter and composer. He wrote the music and lyrics for several successful musicals, including "No, No, Nanette" and "The Laugh Parade." Percy also served during World War I as a lieutenant in the Royal Air Force.

Despite his success, Percy's later years were haunted by financial troubles and failed business ventures. He passed away in London at the age of 73.

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