Australian movie stars died at 78

Here are 4 famous actors from Australia died at 78:

Ed Devereaux

Ed Devereaux (August 27, 1925 Sydney-December 17, 2003 Hampstead) also known as Edward Devereaux, Ed Deveraux, Edward Sidney Devereaux or Ed. Devereaux was an Australian actor, film director and screenwriter. His children are John Devereaux, Steven Devereaux, Timothy Devereaux and Matthew Devereaux.

He died as a result of esophageal cancer.

Devereaux was best known for his role as the bushman "Matt Hammond" in the Australian television series, "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo". He played the role for the entire series run of 91 episodes, from 1967 to 1970. Devereaux also appeared in several other Australian TV shows and movies, such as "Homicide", "Division 4", and "The Fringe Dwellers". In addition to acting, Devereaux directed and wrote screenplays for films such as "The Island of Dr. Moreau" and "Robbery Under Arms". He was also a skilled voice artist, and lent his voice to many animated series and commercials. Prior to becoming an actor, Devereaux served in the Australian Army during World War II.

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Robert Greig

Robert Greig (December 27, 1879 Melbourne-June 27, 1958 Los Angeles) also known as Robert Grieg was an Australian actor.

He appeared in over 100 films from 1920 to 1949, often playing butlers, valets, or other sarcastic characters. Greig started his stage career in England, but later moved to the United States and became a naturalized citizen. He was a regular in films made by director Ernst Lubitsch, appearing in several of Lubitsch's classic comedies including "Ninotchka" and "To Be or Not to Be." Greig was also a talented tennis player, winning several championships in Australia before pursuing his acting career.

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Kevin Brennan

Kevin Brennan (September 12, 1920 Australia-December 17, 1998 Banstead) otherwise known as Kevin Martin Brennan was an Australian actor.

He is best known for his performances in the films "The Naked Bunyip" (1970), "The Man from Snowy River" (1982), and "Robbery Under Arms" (1985). Brennan was also a prominent figure in Australian theatre, appearing in numerous stage productions throughout his career. He received critical acclaim for his portrayal of "King Lear" in 1977 and received a lifetime achievement award at the Australian Performing Arts Centre in 1992. Outside of his acting career, Brennan was also a passionate advocate for animal rights and was actively involved in animal welfare organizations. He passed away in Banstead, Surrey in 1998 at the age of 78.

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Brian Abbot

Brian Abbot (April 5, 2015 Australia-October 1, 1936 Lord Howe Island) also known as George Rikard Bell or Nink was an Australian actor.

Abbot initially worked in theater productions before transitioning his talents to the big screen. He appeared in several films throughout the 1910s and 1920s, including "The Man from Snowy River" and "The Hayseeds." In addition to his acting career, Abbot was also an accomplished director, writer, and producer. He was known for his skill in crafting stories that resonated with audiences and brought characters to life in a captivating way. Despite his success in the entertainment industry, Abbot remained humble and dedicated to his craft throughout his career. He passed away on Lord Howe Island in 1936, leaving behind a rich legacy in the Australian film industry.

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