Here are 4 famous actresses from Australia died in 2009:
Moyra Fraser (December 3, 1923 Sydney-December 13, 2009 England) was an Australian actor and ballet dancer. Her children are called Carol Sutherland, Paul Lubbock and Guy Lubbock.
Fraser was born in Sydney and grew up in Melbourne, where she began her ballet training with Laurel Martyn. She made her professional debut with the National Theatre Ballet in 1940 and later joined the Borovansky Ballet as a soloist in 1943. Fraser was known for her elegant, lyrical style and was a principal dancer with the Borovansky Ballet for several years.
Fraser transitioned to acting in the 1950s and appeared in a variety of stage, film, and television roles over the course of her career. She appeared in several productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company and was a regular on the popular British TV series "The Benny Hill Show". Fraser also wrote several books, including a memoir about her dance career called "A Dancer’s Tale".
Fraser was married twice and had three children. She lived in England for most of her later years and passed away in 2009 at the age of 86.
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Su Cruickshank (August 31, 1946 Newcastle-December 8, 2009 Newcastle) also known as Susan "Su" Cruikshank, Su Cruikshank, The Diva on the Hill or Susan Cruickshank was an Australian actor, singer and author.
Cruickshank began her career in the entertainment industry in the 1960s as a member of the musical trio The Flanagans. She went on to have a successful career in television, film and stage, with notable performances in productions such as "The Sullivans" and "The Boy from Oz". In addition to her acting career, Cruickshank was also a prolific author, writing several children's books, memoirs and cookbooks. She was known for her larger-than-life personality and her contributions to the arts in her hometown of Newcastle, where she was affectionately known as "The Diva on the Hill". Cruickshank passed away in 2009 at the age of 63 after a battle with cancer.
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Penny Ramsey (June 25, 1947 Adelaide-February 11, 2009 St Andrews) also known as Penelope Ward Ramsey or Penny Ramsay-Mullinar was an Australian actor.
She started her career in the late 60s and appeared in several Australian TV series including "Homicide" and "Division 4" before landing a major role in the soap opera "Number 96" in the 70s. Ramsey played the role of Judy Stamp, a character who became a fan favorite. Her portrayal of Stamp tackled several social issues, including homosexuality and sexual liberation, which was groundbreaking at the time.
In addition to her TV work, Ramsey also acted in Australian films such as "The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith" and "Petersen". She continued to act throughout the 80s and 90s, appearing in TV series such as "A Country Practice" and "Blue Heelers".
Aside from her acting career, Ramsey was also active in theatre, performing in productions of "The Rocky Horror Show" and "The Sound of Music". She also worked as a voice actor, lending her voice to several animated series.
Ramsey passed away in 2009 at the age of 61, after a battle with cancer. Her legacy lives on as one of Australia's most talented and respected actors.
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Margaret Christensen (January 8, 1921 Adelaide-November 30, 2009 Melbourne) was an Australian actor, radio personality and voice actor. She had two children, Sean Scully and Wendy Scully.
Margaret Christensen started her acting career in the 1940s, appearing in numerous stage productions in Adelaide. She later moved to Melbourne where she became a regular radio personality, hosting her own show on ABC radio. Christensen also worked as a voice actor, lending her voice to a variety of animated shows and commercials.
In the 1960s, Christensen made the transition to television and starred in several popular Australian soap operas, including "Homicide" and "Division 4". She is best known for her role as Marlene Kratz in the long-running Australian soap "Neighbours", which she played from 1994 to 1997.
Despite suffering a stroke in 1998, Margaret continued to make occasional appearances in film and television until her death in 2009.
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