Australian movie stars died at 77

Here are 5 famous actors from Australia died at 77:

Gordon Chater

Gordon Chater (April 6, 1922 London-December 12, 1999 Gold Coast) also known as Gordon Maitland Chater was an Australian comedian and actor.

He is best known for his long-running role as Ted Bullpitt in the Australian sitcom Kingswood Country. Chater began his entertainment career in England, performing in music halls and theatre productions before moving to Australia in 1950. In addition to Kingswood Country, he appeared in a number of Australian TV shows including Homicide, Matlock Police, Division 4 and Carson's Law. Chater was also a regular on Australian game shows and panel shows. He was awarded the Order of Australia for his significant contribution to Australian entertainment in 1996. Chater passed away in 1999 in the Gold Coast at the age of 77.

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Alan Edwards

Alan Edwards (January 17, 1925 United Kingdom-January 14, 2003 Brisbane) was an Australian actor.

He began his career on stage in the United Kingdom before eventually moving to Australia to work in television and film. Edwards appeared in numerous Australian TV shows and movies throughout his career, including the popular soap opera "Neighbours" and the film "The Lighthorsemen". He was also an accomplished stage actor, performing in productions of plays such as "The Importance of Being Earnest" and "The Mousetrap". Edwards was a founding member of the Queensland Theatre Company and served as its artistic director for several years. He was awarded the Order of Australia medal in 1985 for his contributions to Australian theatre and television.

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Robert Helpmann

Robert Helpmann (April 9, 1909 Mount Gambier-September 28, 1986 Sydney) also known as Robert Murray Helpman, Sir Robert Helpmann, Sir Bobby or Bobby was an Australian actor, dancer, film director and choreographer.

He started his career as a ballet dancer, and eventually became the principal dancer of the Sadler's Wells Ballet (now the Royal Ballet) in London. Helpmann was a versatile performer, and he appeared in various productions throughout his career, including films, stage productions, and television programs.

In addition to his work as a performer, Helpmann was also a well-respected choreographer, and he created several ballets throughout his career. He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1964, and was later knighted in 1968 for his contributions to the arts.

Helpmann was also known for his work in film, and he appeared in several notable movies throughout his career, including "The Red Shoes" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." He was also a frequent collaborator of director Powell and Pressburger.

Throughout his life, Helpmann was a highly regarded figure in the arts community, and he was known for his creative vision and dedication to his craft.

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William Freshman

William Freshman (November 1, 1902 Sydney-April 5, 1980 London) also known as William Audrey Freshman was an Australian actor, screenwriter and film director.

Freshman began his career as a screenwriter in Australia in the 1920s before transitioning to acting in the early 1930s. He worked on a number of successful films in Australia before moving to England in the 1940s. In England, he continued his work as an actor, adding directing to his repertoire as well. He appeared in numerous British films and television programs over the years, becoming a well-known face in the industry. His directing work included both film and television, and he received critical acclaim for his adaptations of classic literature. Freshman was known for his versatility and ability to portray a wide range of characters, from comedic to dramatic roles. He passed away in 1980 at the age of 77, leaving behind a lasting legacy in the entertainment industry.

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Monte Luke

Monte Luke (April 5, 1885 Geelong-April 5, 1962 Sydney) was an Australian actor, film director and photographer.

He was best known for his fashion and portrait photography, which captured a unique style and elegance during the first half of the 20th century. Luke began his career in the film industry as an actor and eventually transitioned into directing films. He co-founded the Movietone Newsreel Company in Australia and contributed to the development of the Australian film industry. Despite his success in film, photography remained his true passion and he became one of the most celebrated photographers in Australia. His portraits were featured in major publications, and he photographed numerous notable figures such as Queen Elizabeth II, The Beatles, and Marilyn Monroe. Luke was also a mentor to many aspiring photographers and his legacy remains an important part of Australian photography history.

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