Australian movie stars born in 1938

Here are 5 famous actresses from Australia were born in 1938:

Noeline Brown

Noeline Brown (October 3, 1938 Sydney-) also known as Noelene Brown is an Australian actor and comedian.

She was born and raised in Sydney, and began her career in the entertainment industry as a performer on the television show 'Bandstand'. Brown gained popularity as a cast member of various sketch comedy shows throughout the 1960s and 1970s, including 'The Mavis Bramston Show' and 'The Naked Vicar Show'.

Aside from her work on television, Brown has also appeared in numerous stage productions and films, including 'The Odd Angry Shot' and 'Peaches'. Brown has received a number of accolades throughout her career, including an Order of Australia in 2016 for her contributions to the performing arts.

In addition to her work in the entertainment industry, Brown is also an advocate for social causes, and has used her platform to raise awareness for issues such as homelessness and mental health.

Most notably, Brown served as the ambassador for The Smith Family, an Australian charity that supports disadvantaged children and young adults. She has also worked with various organizations to promote education and empowerment for women, including the Women's Electoral Lobby and the Sydney Women's Festival. Brown has been recognized for her philanthropic efforts and was named a Member of the Order of Australia in 2021 for her contributions to the community. In her later years, Brown has also delved into writing, publishing a memoir titled "Noeline Brown: Long Way From No Go" in 2018, which chronicles her life and career in the entertainment industry.

Jeanne Little

Jeanne Little (May 11, 1938 Sydney-) also known as Jeanne Mitchell is an Australian actor and entertainer.

She began her career as a model before finding success on television, starting with her appearance on the game show "The Price is Right" in the 1970s. Her larger than life personality, sense of humor, and distinctive voice would become her trademark, leading to regular appearances on Australian variety shows such as "The Mike Walsh Show" and "Good Morning Australia." Little has won multiple awards for her work, including the Gold Logie in 1976 for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV. She has also appeared in several stage productions and television commercials, and has released a number of albums and books. Little was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in the early 2000s, and has since retired from public life.

Despite her retirement, Jeanne Little is still remembered as one of Australia's most beloved entertainers. In addition to her numerous television appearances and game show hosting, she also starred in several stage productions, including "The Sound of Music" and "Hello, Dolly!" Little also became a popular figure in Australian advertising, thanks to her distinctive voice and personality, appearing in commercials for brands such as Cadbury's, Fruitopia, and Yellow Pages.

Little's extensive contributions to Australian television and entertainment were recognized in 2014 when she was inducted into the Logie Awards Hall of Fame. In her acceptance speech, her daughter thanked the industry for "giving my mother a voice, a chance to perform, and a chance to make everyone laugh."

Despite her battle with Alzheimer's disease, Little remained a positive force in her personal life, with her husband of over 50 years stating in a 2019 interview that "she still has a wonderful spirit, and a joyousness about her."

Helen Caldicott

Helen Caldicott (August 7, 1938 Melbourne-) otherwise known as Dr. Helen Caldicott, Helen Broinowski or Helen Mary Caldicott is an Australian physician and actor.

Caldicott is best known for her advocacy work in the field of anti-nuclear advocacy, and was one of the founders of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. She has written several books on the topic of nuclear disarmament, and has also been a vocal advocate for the environment and social justice issues. In addition to her advocacy work, Caldicott has also worked as a pediatrician and taught at several universities. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize and the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award.

Caldicott was born in Melbourne, Australia, and studied medicine at the University of Adelaide Medical School. She later completed a residency in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Adelaide. In 1966, she moved to the United States to complete a three-year fellowship in nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.

After completing her fellowship, Caldicott worked as a staff pediatrician at the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston. It was during this time that she became increasingly concerned about the potential dangers posed by nuclear weapons. She became an outspoken critic of nuclear war and nuclear power, speaking out against the nuclear arms race and the use of nuclear energy for non-military purposes.

In addition to her advocacy work, Caldicott has also been involved in the arts. She has performed in several plays, including a one-woman show about her life and work. She has also appeared in several documentaries, including the Academy Award-winning film The Atomic Cafe.

Today, Caldicott continues to speak out on issues related to nuclear disarmament, environmental protection, and social justice. She is the founder of the Helen Caldicott Foundation, which works to educate the public about the risks of nuclear energy and the importance of a sustainable future. Caldicott has been a visiting professor at several universities, including Harvard and the University of Melbourne.

Lee Hatherly

Lee Hatherly (July 28, 1938 Adelaide-February 21, 2012 Wellington) otherwise known as Leone Hatherly was an Australian actor.

He appeared in a variety of television series, films and stage productions in Australia and New Zealand. Hatherly began his career in the late 1950s, and gained recognition for his role in the Australian television series "Homicide". He later moved to New Zealand, where he became a familiar face on New Zealand television. He acted in the popular television soap opera "Shortland Street" for several years. In addition to his television work, Hatherly also had a successful career in theatre. He appeared in productions of plays such as "The Mousetrap" and "The Sound of Music". He was known for his versatility as an actor and his ability to play a wide range of characters. Hatherly passed away in 2012 at the age of 73.

Hatherly was born in Adelaide, Australia, and began his acting career as a child, performing in school plays. He later trained at the National Theatre in Melbourne and made his stage debut in the musical "Stop the World – I Want to Get Off". He went on to appear in a number of Australian television series in the 1960s and 1970s, including "Division 4" and "Matlock Police".

In the 1980s, Hatherly moved to New Zealand and became a regular on New Zealand television. He appeared in several popular shows, including "Gloss", "Marlin Bay" and "The Ray Bradbury Theatre". He was perhaps best known for his role as Tom Neilson in "Shortland Street", which he played for four years.

In addition to his acting work, Hatherly was also involved in the New Zealand theatre scene. He appeared in numerous productions at the Downstage Theatre in Wellington, including "The Importance of Being Earnest" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?". He was also a founding member of the New Zealand Actors' Equity union.

Hatherly was known for his generosity on and off the set, and was admired by his colleagues for his professionalism and dedication to his craft. He was married twice and had two children. Hatherly continued to work in the entertainment industry until shortly before his death at the age of 73 in Wellington.

Colleen Anne Fitzpatrick

Colleen Anne Fitzpatrick (January 5, 1938 Sydney-) otherwise known as Colleen Fitzpatrick is an Australian model and actor. She has one child, Katharine Cullen.

In the 1960s, Colleen Fitzpatrick moved to London to continue her career as a model. She worked with noted photographers including David Bailey and Terence Donovan, and also appeared in various British TV shows such as The Saint and The Persuaders!. Fitzpatrick also acted in a few films including The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom and The Bloody Judge. In the 1970s, she returned to Australia and continued her acting career, appearing in TV shows such as Number 96 and The Sullivans. Fitzpatrick also worked as a casting director, and later in life became a genealogist and DNA expert, co-founding the genealogy service, Identifinders International.

Fitzpatrick's work in genealogy and DNA forensics is particularly notable. She pioneered the use of DNA testing for genealogy, and her work has contributed to solving numerous cold cases and identifying remains of missing persons. Fitzpatrick has also been featured in popular media, including the PBS program Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. and the BBC show Who Do You Think You Are?. In addition to co-founding Identifinders International, Fitzpatrick has authored several books on genealogy and DNA testing, including Forensic Genealogy and DNA and Genealogy. Her contributions to the field have been recognized with awards from organizations such as the National Genealogical Society and the American Society of Human Genetics.

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