Australian movie stars died at 54

Here are 3 famous actresses from Australia died at 54:

Gerda Nicolson

Gerda Nicolson (August 26, 1937 Hobart-June 12, 1992 Melbourne) also known as Gerda Maureen Nicolson was an Australian actor.

She died as a result of intracranial hemorrhage.

Gerda Nicolson began her career as an actor in the 1950s, performing on both stage and screen. She appeared in numerous productions in Sydney and Melbourne, including the Melbourne Theatre Company's productions of "The Seagull" and "The Three Sisters". In the 1970s, she established herself as a renowned television actor, starring in popular shows such as "Homicide", "Division 4", and "Matlock Police". Nicolson was also a founding member of the Melbourne Theatre Company and played a key role in developing the Australian theatre scene. Outside of her acting career, she was known for her charitable work, particularly her efforts to raise awareness about social issues such as homelessness and domestic violence.

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Justine Saunders

Justine Saunders (February 20, 1953 Quilpie-April 15, 2007 Sydney) also known as Justine Florence Saunders was an Australian actor.

She died caused by cancer.

Saunders was an accomplished actor, best known for her work on screen and on stage. She was the first Aboriginal female actor to appear on Australian television in a regular role and was a trailblazer for First Nations representation in the entertainment industry. She had a successful career spanning over three decades and won numerous accolades for her performances. Saunders was also a dedicated advocate for Indigenous rights and was actively involved in community work.

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Mae Busch

Mae Busch (June 18, 1891 Melbourne-April 19, 1946 San Fernando Valley) a.k.a. Annie May Busch or The Versatile Vamp was an Australian actor.

She died caused by pneumonia.

Mae Busch was best known for her comedic roles in several Laurel and Hardy films, including "Sons of the Desert" (1933) and "The Bohemian Girl" (1936). She also appeared in over 100 films throughout her career, including "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" (1921) and "Ben-Hur" (1925). Busch began her career as a child performer in vaudeville and later became a featured player with Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios. She was often cast as the tough-talking, hard-drinking woman, earning the nickname "The Versatile Vamp." Despite her successes, Busch battled with alcoholism and had a difficult personal life. Her death was mourned by many in the film industry who had worked with her throughout her career.

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