Australian movie stars died in 1987

Here are 2 famous actors from Australia died in 1987:

Wandjuk Marika

Wandjuk Marika (November 27, 2014-June 1, 1987) also known as Wandjuk Djuwakan Marika or Wangjuk Marka was an Australian actor, composer and painter.

He was born in Yirrkala, a community in the Northern Territory of Australia. Marika became well known for his role in the 1978 film "The Last Wave" directed by Peter Weir. He also composed the score for the film.

Marika was a prominent member of the Yolngu people and was dedicated to preserving the culture and traditions of his community. He was highly skilled in traditional painting and went on to become a respected artist, with his works displayed in numerous exhibitions in Australia and overseas.

Marika was also involved in the establishment of the Yirrkala Arts and Crafts Center, which aimed to support and promote Indigenous art and culture. In recognition of his cultural contributions, he was awarded an Australian Government Creative Fellowship in 1983.

Sadly, Marika passed away at the age of 72, leaving behind a legacy as a talented multi-disciplinary artist and an advocate for Indigenous culture and traditions.

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Henry Murdoch

Henry Murdoch (September 12, 1920 Murgon-April 24, 1987 Rockhampton) also known as Henry Murdock or George Henry Murdock was an Australian actor.

He began his acting career on stage in the 1940s, before transitioning to film and television in the 1950s. Murdoch appeared in several well-known Australian TV series, including "Homicide" and "Matlock Police." He also had roles in feature films, such as "The Man from Snowy River" and "The Lighthorsemen." In addition to his acting work, Murdoch was a respected acting teacher and director, and he helped to establish the Queensland Theatre Company. He was awarded the Order of Australia in 1980 for his contributions to the performing arts in Australia.

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