Australian movie stars died in 2002

Here are 3 famous actresses from Australia died in 2002:

Dorothy Hewett

Dorothy Hewett (May 21, 1923 Perth-August 25, 2002 Springwood) otherwise known as Dorothy Coade Hewett, Dorothy Coade Hewitt or Hewett, Dorothy was an Australian writer, novelist, author, poet, librettist, playwright, screenwriter and actor. She had two children, Kate Lilley and Tom Flood.

Hewett was a prolific writer, producing over 20 plays, seven collections of poetry, four novels, and a memoir. She was one of the leading voices of Australian feminism and social activism, and her work often dealt with themes of sexuality, politics, and personal liberation. Her most well-known works include the plays "The Chapel Perilous" and "This Old Man Comes Rolling Home," the novels "Bobbin Up" and "The Toucher," and the poetry collections "Rapunzel in Suburbia" and "Selected Poems." Hewett was also an influential teacher, mentoring many young writers and poets during her time as a lecturer at the University of Western Australia and the University of New England. She remained an important figure in Australian literature until her death in 2002.

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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.

Cracknell began her career in the arts as part of a radio drama show before transitioning to television and film work. She appeared in a number of popular Australian TV shows, including "Mother and Son," "SeaChange," and "Prisoner." Her film credits include "Caddie," "Don's Party," and "Lilian's Story."

Aside from her successful acting career, Cracknell was also an accomplished author. She published two memoirs, "Journey From Venice" and "The Full Story," as well as a number of other books, including "Menzies" and "The Sextet."

Cracknell received numerous awards and honors throughout her career for her contributions to the arts, including being made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1987 and elevated to Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2001.

In later years, Cracknell continued to act as a mentor to younger actors and remained a beloved figure in the Australian entertainment industry until her death in 2002.

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Margaret Johnston

Margaret Johnston (August 10, 1914 Sydney-June 19, 2002 Kingston upon Thames) a.k.a. Margaret Annette McCrie Johnston was an Australian actor.

She began her acting career in England in the late 1930s, before returning to Australia to work on stage and radio during World War II. Johnston later returned to England and continued to act on stage, radio, and television. She appeared in numerous films, including "The Day the Earth Caught Fire" and "Bunny Lake Is Missing." She was known for her versatile range as an actress, playing both dramatic and comedic roles throughout her career. Johnston also worked as a voice actress, dubbing foreign films into English. She received several awards for her contributions to the arts, including the Order of Australia in 1986.

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