Australian movie actors deceased in Stroke

Here are 4 famous actors from Australia died in Stroke:

Ron Randell

Ron Randell (October 8, 1918 Sydney-June 11, 2005 Woodland Hills) also known as Ronald Egan Randell, Ronald Egan "Ron" Randell or Ron Randall was an Australian actor and radio personality.

He began his career as a radio announcer in the 1930s and later made his film debut in the 1944 Australian film 'Smithy'. Randell went on to appear in several Hollywood films such as 'The Adventures of Quentin Durward' (1955), 'King of Kings' (1961) and 'The Longest Day' (1962). He also starred in a number of television series, including '77 Sunset Strip', 'Hawaiian Eye' and 'The Wild Wild West'. Randell was known for his deep, resonant voice and often played suave and sophisticated characters. In addition to his acting career, he was also a successful horse breeder and owned a ranch in Southern California. Randell passed away in 2005 at the age of 86.

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George Mallaby

George Mallaby (November 4, 1939 Hartlepool-July 12, 2004 Gold Coast) a.k.a. George Frederick Mallaby, Ruth Bass or Detective Peter Barnes was an Australian screenwriter and actor. He had three children, Guy Mallaby, Luke Mallaby and Kirsti Mallaby.

Mallaby began his career in the entertainment industry as a stage actor before transitioning to television and film. He rose to fame in the 1970s playing the lead role of Detective Peter Barnes in the popular Australian police procedural drama, "Division 4". He also appeared in other Australian TV shows such as "Homicide" and "Matlock Police", and later in his career, he had supporting roles in TV series such as "Prisoner" and "The Sullivans".

Mallaby's film credits include roles in "The Cars That Ate Paris" (1974) and "Mad Dog Morgan" (1976), both directed by Australian filmmaker Peter Weir. He also starred in the TV movies "The Evil Touch" (1973) and "End Play" (1975).

In addition to his acting work, Mallaby also worked as a screenwriter for TV series such as "Boney" and "The Link Men".

Mallaby passed away in 2004 at the age of 64 in Gold Coast, Queensland due to complications from pneumonia.

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Ray Barrett

Ray Barrett (May 2, 1927 Brisbane-September 8, 2009 Gold Coast) also known as Raymond Charles Barrett, Ray or Raymond Charles "Ray" Barrett was an Australian actor, voice actor and singer.

Barrett started his career in the early 1950s as a radio announcer and drama performer. He then transitioned to television where he played lead roles in acclaimed TV shows such as "Spyforce" and "Barrier Reef". During his career, he also acted in films such as "The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith" and "The Earthling".

Barrett was renowned for his voice acting work and is best known for his iconic voice work featuring in popular TV shows such as "Thunderbirds" and "Stingray". He also lent his voice to the character of "John Tracy" in the popular TV show "Thunderbirds".

Barrett was a multi-talented artist and was proficient in playing piano and guitar. He recorded several albums including the popular single "The Best Things in Life Are Free". He was also awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 1996 for his services to the entertainment industry.

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Tommy Tycho

Tommy Tycho (April 11, 1928 Budapest-April 4, 2013 Randwick) also known as Thomas Tycho, Tommy, Thomas Tycho AM MBE, The Maestro or Thomas (Tommy) Tycho AM MBE was an Australian conductor, film score composer, actor, composer, pianist and music arranger. He had one child, Vicki Tycho.

Tycho was born in Budapest, Hungary, and later moved to Austria before settling in Australia in 1951. He began his musical career as a member of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) dance band in the 1950s. In the 1960s, he became the musical director for the Channel Nine Network, where he composed music for television shows such as "The Don Lane Show" and "The Mike Walsh Show".

In addition to his work in television, Tycho was also a prolific composer and arranger of music for films, including "The Man from Snowy River" (1982) and "Phar Lap" (1983). He received numerous awards throughout his career, including an Order of Australia in 1980 and a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1990 for his contributions to music.

Tycho continued to perform and conduct music until his death in 2013 at the age of 84. His legacy as a conductor and composer continues to inspire generations of musicians in Australia and beyond.

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