Australian movie actors deceased in Leukemia

Here are 3 famous actors from Australia died in Leukemia:

Murray Rose

Murray Rose (January 6, 1939 Birmingham-April 15, 2012 Sydney) also known as Iain Murray Rose or The Seaweed Streak was an Australian swimmer, actor, businessperson and journalist. He had two children, Somerset Rose and Trevor Rose.

Murray Rose was a prominent figure in the world of swimming, having won six Olympic medals including three golds, two silvers, and one bronze. He was a part of the Australian swimming team at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics where he won his first gold medal in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay, setting a new world record. He went on to win two more gold medals in the 1960 Rome Olympics in the 400-meter freestyle and 4x200-meter freestyle relay events.

Aside from his illustrious swimming career, Rose was also an accomplished actor, having appeared in several films and television shows in Australia and the United States. His notable works include the TV series "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo" and the film "A Man Called Horse."

Rose was also a successful businessperson and journalist, having owned his own advertising agency and worked for various newspapers and television stations in Australia. He was also a strong advocate for environmental conservation and was heavily involved in the campaign to save the Great Barrier Reef.

Despite suffering from leukemia in his later years, Murray Rose continued to inspire many through his passion for swimming and his relentless pursuit of his dreams.

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John McCallum

John McCallum (March 14, 1918 Brisbane-February 3, 2010 Sydney) also known as John Neil McCallum or John McCullum was an Australian screenwriter, actor and television producer. His children are called Nicholas McCallum, Joanna McCallum and Amanda McCallum.

McCallum began his career in the film industry in the early 1940s, appearing in numerous Australian films throughout the decade. He turned to writing screenplays in the 1950s and later transitioned into producing and directing for television in the 1960s and 1970s. He was particularly known for co-creating the popular Australian television show Skippy the Bush Kangaroo. In addition to his work in entertainment, McCallum was also a veteran of World War II, serving in the Royal Australian Air Force as a navigator. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his bravery during the war.

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Phillip Borsos

Phillip Borsos (May 5, 1953 Hobart-February 2, 1995 Vancouver) was an Australian film director, actor and film producer.

Although born in Australia, Borsos spent most of his life and career in Canada. He is best known for his films "The Grey Fox" and "Bethune: The Making of a Hero". "The Grey Fox" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1982 and won multiple Canadian Genie Awards. Borsos was known for his unique visual style and ability to capture the essence of his subjects. He was one of the most successful filmmakers in Canadian cinema during the 1980s and early 1990s. Unfortunately, Borsos passed away at the young age of 41 due to leukemia. Despite this, his legacy continues through his impactful work in the film industry.

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