Australian movie actors deceased in Alzheimer's disease

Here are 3 famous actors from Australia died in Alzheimer's disease:

Dick Bentley

Dick Bentley (May 14, 1907 Melbourne-August 27, 1995 London) also known as Richard Bentley, Charles Walter "Dick" Bentley or Bentley, Dick was an Australian presenter, comedian and actor.

He began his career in Melbourne, Australia as a radio announcer and comedian, where he became one of the most popular personalities on the airwaves. He moved to London in the 1930s and continued his success in broadcasting with shows like "ITMA" (It's That Man Again) and "The Dick Bentley Show."

In addition to his work in broadcasting, Bentley made a number of film and television appearances, including roles in "Carry On Admiral" and "The Benny Hill Show." He was also a talented writer, penning several books including his autobiography, "The Memoirs of a Twentieth Century Australian."

Throughout his career, Bentley was beloved for his quick wit, irreverent humor, and warm personality. He was a pioneer of modern comedy and helped pave the way for future generations of comedians. Even today, his work continues to be celebrated by fans around the world.

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Don Lane

Don Lane (November 13, 1933 The Bronx-October 22, 2009 Sydney) also known as Morton Donald Isaacson was an Australian presenter, talk show host, sports commentator, singer and actor.

He began his career as a radio DJ in the 1960s before moving onto television hosting. Lane was known for his quick wit, humor and engaging personality on his shows, which included "The Don Lane Show" and "The Tonight Show Starring Don Lane". His shows were popular across Australia and he interviewed many high-profile guests from the world of entertainment and politics. Lane was also a talented singer and released several albums throughout his career. He won two TV Week Logie Awards for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television in 1983 and 1984. Lane retired from show business in 2005 and sadly passed away in 2009 from Alzheimer's disease.

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Norman Kaye

Norman Kaye (January 17, 1927 Melbourne-May 28, 2007 Sydney) also known as Norman Kay or Norman James Kaye was an Australian actor, musician, film score composer, teacher and conductor.

Kaye was born in Melbourne, Australia, and began his career in the arts as a musician, playing the piano and the accordion at local pubs and clubs. He went on to become a music teacher, and eventually transitioned into acting, starring in both stage productions and films. Kaye was well known for his role as Arthur, the romantic lead in the popular Australian film "Shine" in 1996, for which he won critical acclaim. He also composed music for several films, including "The Club" and "The Big Steal." In addition to his acting career, Kaye was a respected conductor and teacher, working with various orchestras and music programs throughout Australia. He passed away in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, at the age of 80.

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