Australian movie stars died at 74

Here are 6 famous actors from Australia died at 74:

Bobby Limb

Bobby Limb (November 10, 1924 Adelaide-September 11, 1999 Sydney) was an Australian presenter and actor. He had one child, Debbie Limb.

Bobby Limb's career spanned over five decades and he is widely regarded as one of Australia's most prominent showbusiness personalities. He began his career as a dancer and musician, performing in various theatres across Australia. In the 1950s, he became a household name as the host of the popular variety television program "The Bobby Limb Show" which ran for 11 years.

Limb also appeared in several Australian feature films, including "Smiley Gets a Gun" and "The Overlanders". He later went on to become a successful producer, creating and producing a number of television shows including "The Don Lane Show" and "The Mike Walsh Show".

In addition to his showbusiness career, Limb was a passionate supporter of the arts and served as the chairman of the Australia Council for the Arts from 1985 to 1988. He was awarded the OBE in 1978 and received a lifetime achievement award at the 1996 Australian Entertainment Industry Awards. Limb passed away in 1999 at the age of 74.

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Syd Heylen

Syd Heylen (May 25, 1922 Renmark-December 4, 1996 Queensland) a.k.a. Harold Charles Sydney Heylen was an Australian actor.

Heylen was best known for playing the role of Cookie in the long-running Australian television series, "A Country Practice". He also appeared in numerous other television shows, such as "Homicide", "The Sullivans", and "Prisoner". Heylen's film credits include "The Shiralee" and "Wake in Fright". In addition to his acting career, Heylen also worked as a radio announcer and voice-over artist. He was married to actress Charmian Carr and had one child. Heylen passed away at the age of 74 due to complications from pneumonia.

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Jon Finlayson

Jon Finlayson (March 23, 1938 Coburg-September 12, 2012 Melbourne) also known as Finno or Jon "Finno" Finlayson was an Australian actor and writer.

He died caused by prostate cancer.

Jon Finlayson began his career in the 1960s as a popular radio host in Australia. He later transitioned into acting, appearing in numerous Australian TV shows and films, including "Homicide", "Prisoner", and "The Sullivans". In addition to his work as an actor, Finlayson was also a talented writer and wrote several plays, screenplays, and radio dramas. He was an active member of the Australian Writers' Guild and served on the board of directors for several years. Finlayson was widely respected in the Australian entertainment industry and was known for his kindness and generosity towards his fellow actors and writers. Despite his battle with prostate cancer, he continued to work and inspire others with his creativity and passion for the arts until his passing.

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Grant Tilly

Grant Tilly (December 12, 1937 Sydney-April 10, 2012 Wellington) a.k.a. Grant Leonard Ridgway Tilly or Grant Leonard Ridgway Tilly, MBE was an Australian actor, artist, tutor, illustrator, visual artist and screenwriter.

He died in prostate cancer.

Tilly was known for his contributions in the New Zealand film and television industry. He migrated to New Zealand in the late 1960s and quickly established himself as a versatile and talented actor. He appeared in a wide range of productions, from theatre plays to television and film, and was celebrated for his comedic timing and ability to bring depth and nuance to each character he portrayed.

Tilly was also an accomplished artist, with several of his works being featured in galleries across New Zealand. He was an active tutor and mentor to young artists, and his dedication to the craft earned him a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2010.

Aside from acting and art, Tilly also pursued a career as a screenwriter, contributing to several New Zealand television shows and films. He will always be remembered as an accomplished and beloved figure in the New Zealand arts scene.

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David Hannay

David Hannay (June 23, 1939 New Zealand-March 31, 2014 Yetholme, New South Wales) also known as Horrible was an Australian film producer and actor. He had four children, Antony Darton Hannay, Miriam Hannay, Aaron Hannay and Ethan Hannay.

He died in esophageal cancer.

David Hannay started his career in television working as a scriptwriter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). He then went on to produce a number of successful films such as "The Man from Snowy River" and its sequel, "Phar Lap", as well as "The Lighthorsemen" and "Coolangatta Gold".

In addition to producing, Hannay also acted in a number of films, including "The Man Who Sued God" and "The Pirate Movie". He was also an avid supporter of the arts and was actively involved in supporting local theatre productions.

Hannay received several awards for his contributions to the Australian film industry, including the Australian Film Institute's Raymond Longford Award in 2009. He will always be remembered as a beloved figure in the Australian film and television industry.

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Giorgio Mangiamele

Giorgio Mangiamele (August 13, 1926 Catania-May 13, 2001 Melbourne) was an Australian film director, cinematographer, screenwriter, photographer, film producer and actor. He had two children, Suzanne Mangiamele and Claudia Mangiamele.

Born in Italy, Mangiamele immigrated to Australia in 1952 and began making films that explored cultural identity, social issues, and the human condition. He gained recognition for his avant-garde style and was praised for his use of black and white cinematography. His films often depicted the struggles of immigrants and the working class, and were known for their realism and raw emotions.

Mangiamele's most acclaimed works include "Nella", "Clay", and "The Spaghetti Saga". He won numerous awards for his filmmaking, including the Australian Film Institute's Best Documentary Award in 1966 for "Nella". He continued to make films, act, and teach film at RMIT University until his death in 2001.

Today, Giorgio Mangiamele is remembered as one of Australia's most influential filmmakers, whose dedication to social realism continues to inspire new generations of filmmakers.

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