Australian movie stars died in 1974

Here are 2 famous actors from Australia died in 1974:

Russell Napier

Russell Napier (November 28, 1910 Perth-August 19, 1974 London) a.k.a. Russell Gordon Napier was an Australian actor and lawyer. He had two children, Patricia Napier and Katy Napier.

Napier started his career as a lawyer in Australia but developed an interest in acting and moved to England where he pursued his passion. He appeared in various films, TV shows, and stage productions, including the popular TV series "The Avengers" and the films "The Moonraker" and "Johnny English". Despite his successful acting career, Napier never gave up his passion for law and continued to practice it alongside his acting career.

In addition to his work as an actor and lawyer, Napier also served in the Royal Australian Air Force during World War II as a navigator. He was a highly skilled sportsman and represented Western Australia in both football and athletics.

After his death, a scholarship in his name was established by his family at the University of Western Australia to support students studying law.

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Fred Conyngham

Fred Conyngham (June 8, 1901 Sydney-May 8, 1974 Australia) also known as Frederick Conyngham was an Australian actor.

He began his career in the 1920s as a stage actor, performing in various productions in Sydney and throughout Australia. In the 1930s, he transitioned to film, appearing in several Australian films including "Dad and Dave Come to Town" and "Grandad Rudd".

Conyngham was also known for his work in radio, hosting his own show called "The Laugh Parade" and acting in various dramas and comedies. He later moved to television, where he had supporting roles in popular Australian shows like "Homicide" and "Matlock Police".

In addition to his acting career, Conyngham was a talented musician and composer, writing several popular songs including "Mister and Mississippi" and "The Little Shirt My Mother Made for Me". He died in 1974 at the age of 72.

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