Here are 2 famous actors from Australia died in 1961:
Albert Whelan (May 5, 1875 Melbourne-February 19, 1961 London) also known as Alber Whelan, Whelan, Albert or Albert Waxman was an Australian actor.
He made his way to England in 1904 and embarked on a successful career in vaudeville, music hall, and theater. Some of his most notable performances include the leading parts in The Belle of New York and The Merry Widow. Whelan's unique comic timing and warm baritone earned him a devoted following throughout the UK and beyond. Despite being in his 70s, Whelan continued to entertain audiences well into the 1950s. He eventually retired and passed away in 1961, leaving behind a legacy as one of Australia's most acclaimed actors of the twentieth century.
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Alan Marshal (January 29, 1909 Sydney-July 13, 1961 Chicago) otherwise known as Alan Marshall or Alan Willey was an Australian actor. His child is called Kit Marshal.
Alan Marshal began his acting career in Australia before moving to Hollywood in the 1930s where he appeared in several films, including "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "The Adventures of Robin Hood." He later worked on Broadway, and during World War II, he served in the US Army. After the war, he made several appearances on television shows such as "Perry Mason" and "The Twilight Zone." Despite his success in the entertainment industry, Marshal struggled with alcoholism and died in 1961 at the age of 52.
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