Here are 1 famous actors from Australia died in 1966:
John Sherman (June 2, 1911 Melbourne-November 17, 1966 Australia) was an Australian actor and screenwriter.
He appeared in over 70 films and television series, including the popular TV series "Homicide" and "The Sullivans". Sherman was born in Melbourne and began his acting career in the late 1930s, working in both Australia and the United Kingdom. He also served in World War II as a member of the Australian Army. In addition to his acting work, Sherman was also a successful screenwriter and wrote several episodes of "Homicide". He continued working in the industry until his death from a heart attack at the age of 55.
Sherman started his career as a stage actor before moving to film and television. He landed his breakthrough role in the 1950 film “Bitter Springs” which was a critical and commercial success. Sherman went on to act in several other popular films such as “Smiley Gets a Gun” and “The Phantom Stockman”. He also received critical acclaim for his role in the 1958 film “The Shiralee”. In addition to his acting and screenwriting work, Sherman was also a respected voice actor and lent his voice to several animated films including “The Magic Boomerang” and “The Rescue”. He was widely regarded as one of Australia’s most versatile actors and his contributions to the industry are celebrated to this day.
Throughout his career, John Sherman was praised for his range and versatility as an actor, portraying both heroic and villainous characters, often with a sense of wit and humor. His notable performances include his portrayal of detective Sergeant Mackay in "Homicide", and as Davey Sullivan in the wartime drama "The Sullivans". In addition to his successful acting career, Sherman was also involved in the Australian entertainment industry, serving as a board member of the Australian Broadcasting Control Board and as a founding member of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts.
Despite his success, Sherman faced personal struggles later in life, including financial difficulties and health problems. He suffered a heart attack while working on the set of "The Sullivans" and passed away soon after. However, his legacy lives on, as many of his films and TV shows continue to be watched and appreciated by audiences worldwide.
Additionally, John Sherman was awarded the King's Medal for Service in the Cause of Freedom for his service in World War II. He was also recognized for his contributions to the entertainment industry, receiving the Logie Awards for Best Actor and Best Script for his work on "Homicide" and a posthumous induction into the Australian Film Walk of Fame in 2009. Beyond his professional achievements, Sherman was known for his love of golf, after taking up the sport in his 40s. He was a member of the Victoria Golf Club and often participated in celebrity golf tournaments for charities. Sherman is remembered as a beloved figure in the Australian entertainment industry and a talented actor, writer, and voice artist who left a lasting impact on Australian cinema and television.