Australian movie stars died in 2000

Here are 6 famous actors from Australia died in 2000:

John Lee

John Lee (March 31, 1928 Launceston-December 21, 2000 Melbourne) was an Australian actor.

He began his career on stage in the early 1950s before transitioning to film and television work in the 1960s. Lee appeared in numerous Australian productions throughout his career, including the films "Sunday Too Far Away", "Breaker Morant", and "Gallipoli". He also had roles in popular television series such as "The Sullivans" and "Prisoner". In addition to his acting work, Lee was also a teacher and mentor to many young actors in Australia. He was awarded the Order of Australia in 1998 for his contributions to the arts.

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Max Phipps

Max Phipps (November 18, 1939 Dubbo-August 6, 2000 Sydney) also known as Maxwell John Phipps was an Australian actor.

He was best known for his roles in the Mad Max film series and in the popular television show, Prisoner. Phipps began his acting career in the 1960s, working in various stage productions before transitioning to television and film. He appeared in a number of Australian television shows and films throughout the 1970s and 1980s, earning critical acclaim for his performances. In addition to his acting career, Phipps was also a skilled painter and sculptor. He passed away in 2000 at the age of 60.

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Bob Maza

Bob Maza (November 25, 1939 Palm Island-May 14, 2000 Sydney) a.k.a. Robert Lewis Maza, Bob Mazi, Robert Maza or Robert "Bob" Lewis Maza was an Australian actor and playwright. His children are called Rachael Maza Long, Lisa Maza, C'Zarke Maza and Mataika Maza.

Bob Maza was born on Palm Island, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. He was of Aboriginal and Irish heritage. Maza was a prominent figure in the Indigenous Australian theatre movement and was one of the founders of the National Black Theatre in Sydney in 1972. He was also involved in the formation of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra in 1972.

Maza's work in the theatre industry and advocacy for Indigenous rights earned him the prestigious Order of Australia in 1993. He is also known for his roles in television shows such as "Matlock Police" and "Prisoner". He also appeared in the films "The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith" and "Blackfellas".

Maza was married to Rhonda Maza, an Indigenous activist and artist, until his death in 2000 from a heart attack. His daughter Rachael Maza Long also followed in his footsteps and became an actor and artistic director of the Ilbijerri Theatre Company.

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Edward Ashley-Cooper

Edward Ashley-Cooper (August 12, 1906 Sydney-May 5, 2000 San Diego) also known as Edward Montague Hussey Cooper, Edward Ashley, Edward Montagu Ashley Cooper, Ashley Cooper, Edward Ashley Cooper or Edward A. Cooper was an Australian actor. He had one child, Francis Cooper.

Edward Ashley-Cooper began his acting career in British theatre, where he played leading roles in productions such as "The Rivals" and "Arms and the Man". He then transitioned to Hollywood and appeared in a number of films throughout the 1930s and 1940s. Some of his most notable roles include that of Mr. Rochester in the 1934 film adaptation of "Jane Eyre", as well as roles in "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1934), "Dracula's Daughter" (1936), and "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938).

In addition to his film career, Ashley-Cooper also continued to work on stage and appeared in several Broadway productions including "The Shrike" and "The Prescott Proposals". Later in life, he retired from acting and wrote a memoir about his experiences in the film industry titled "Stars in My Eyes".

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Peter Archer

Peter Archer (July 8, 1943 Queensland-April 13, 2000 Sydney) also known as Peter Ian Archer was an Australian actor and martial artist. His children are called Jacqueline Archer and Christine Archer.

Archer was born in Queensland, Australia on July 8, 1943. He began practicing martial arts at a young age and became a skilled practitioner of a variety of martial arts styles including karate, judo, and kendo. Archer used his martial arts skills to help him break into the entertainment industry and became a popular action movie star in the 1970s and 1980s. He appeared in a number of Australian TV shows and films, including "The Sullivans" and "Breaker Morant". He was also known for his work in the theatre, and won critical acclaim for his performances in productions of "King Lear" and "The Taming of the Shrew". Archer passed away in Sydney on April 13, 2000 at the age of 56.

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Stephen Rae

Stephen Rae (November 8, 1961 Sydney-November 27, 2014) also known as Douglas Stephen Rae was an Australian actor, composer, film score composer and musician.

Rae started his career as a musician, playing in several bands before pivoting to acting in the early 1990s. He appeared in a number of Australian TV shows and films, including "Home and Away" and "The Dish". Rae was perhaps best known for his work as a composer, having composed music for films such as "The Tunnel" and "The Dream Children". He was also a respected music teacher, having taught guitar and other instruments to aspiring musicians across Sydney. In addition to his music and acting work, Rae was an advocate for environmental causes and worked tirelessly to raise awareness about climate change. He passed away in 2014 at the age of 53.

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