Australian movie stars died in 1968

Here are 3 famous actors from Australia died in 1968:

C. Montague Shaw

C. Montague Shaw (March 23, 1882 Adelaide-February 6, 1968 Woodland Hills) a.k.a. Charles Montague Shaw or Montague Shaw was an Australian actor and teacher.

He was born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1882 and began his career as a teacher before turning to acting. Shaw first acted on stage in Melbourne in 1899 and eventually became a successful actor in both Australia and England. He made his film debut in 1913 and went on to make over 80 film appearances in Hollywood. Some of his notable films include "Gigi" (1958), "The Razor's Edge" (1946), and "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946).

In addition to his acting career, Shaw was also a respected acting teacher, with many of his students going on to successful careers in film and theater. He taught at various schools and institutions, including the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and the Pasadena Playhouse in California. He published a book in 1943 entitled "Speak With Distinction", which is still used today as a guide to achieving a standard American accent.

Shaw was married three times, first to actress Gertrude Elliott and then to actresses Ruth Chatterton and Ann Doran. He passed away in 1968 in Woodland Hills, California at the age of 85.

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Fred MacDonald

Fred MacDonald (November 27, 1895 Scotland-November 27, 1968 Australia) was an Australian actor.

He began his acting career performing in the US before eventually settling in Australia in the 1920s. MacDonald is best known for his roles in Australian films such as "The Phantom Stockman" and "Rangle River". He also worked as a producer and director, and was instrumental in the establishment of the Australian film industry. In addition to his film work, MacDonald was a prolific stage actor, having appeared in numerous plays and musicals. He was awarded an OBE for his contributions to the arts in 1961.

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George Tarr

George Tarr (September 22, 1881 Sydney-January 7, 1968 Milford, New Zealand) otherwise known as George Herrmann Tarr or Tarr was an Australian actor, film director, theatre manager, scenic artist and film producer.

Tarr began his career as an actor in Australia in the early 1900s and later moved into directing and producing films. He is perhaps best known for his work in early Australian cinema, where he produced and directed several films, including "The Kelly Gang" (1920) and "On Our Selection" (1920).

In addition to his work in film, Tarr was also a successful theatrical manager and scenic artist. He managed several theatres in Australia and New Zealand, and his elaborate set designs were a hallmark of many of his productions.

Tarr's career spanned several decades, and he remained active in the entertainment industry well into his later years. He was awarded an OBE in 1960 for his contributions to the industry.

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