Australian movie stars died at 76

Here are 2 famous actresses from Australia died at 76:

Ruth Cracknell

Ruth Cracknell (July 6, 1925 Maitland-May 13, 2002 Sydney) a.k.a. Ruth Winifred Cracknell, Crackers, Dame Ruth or Dame Cracker was an Australian actor and author. She had three children, Jane Moore, Anna Jeffery and Jonathan Phillips.

She died in pneumonia.

Ruth Cracknell is best known for her work in the Australian entertainment industry, having a career that spanned over five decades. She began acting in the early 1950s, appearing on stage and later in films and television shows. Her most notable performances include her role as Maggie Beare in the TV sitcom Mother and Son, which aired from 1984-1994, and her leading role in the play, The Madwoman of Chaillot. In addition to her acting career, Cracknell was also a published author, having written an autobiography titled "Journey From Venice". In recognition of her contribution to the performing arts, she was awarded the Order of Australia in 1987, and was later posthumously awarded the Centenary Medal in 2003.

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Monica Maughan

Monica Maughan (September 15, 1933 Nuku'alofa-January 8, 2010 Melbourne) also known as Monica Cresswell Wood or Monica Wood was an Australian actor. She had three children, Olivia Ball, Ruth Ball and Susannah Ball.

She died in cancer.

Maughan began her acting career in the 1950s in stage productions with the Melbourne Theatre Company and later co-founded the Playbox Theatre Company in Melbourne. She was known for her roles in Australian television shows such as "Prisoner," "The Sullivans," and "Mother and Son," which earned her a Logie Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1991. Maughan also appeared in films, including "Odd Angry Shot" and "The Eye of the Storm." She continued working until her cancer diagnosis in 2009, and passed away the following year at the age of 76.

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