Australian movie actresses deceased in Pneumonia

Here are 5 famous actresses from Australia died in Pneumonia:

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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Judith Anderson

Judith Anderson (February 10, 1897 Adelaide-January 3, 1992 Santa Barbara) a.k.a. Frances Margaret Anderson-Anderson, Dame Judith Anderson, Frances Margaret Anderson, Francee Anderson, Frances Anderson, Judith or Dame Judith Anderson, AC, DBE was an Australian actor.

She is best known for her portrayal of the character Mrs. Danvers in Alfred Hitchcock's movie adaptation of "Rebecca" (1940). Anderson had a successful career in both theatre and film, and her stage performances in productions such as "Medea" and "Macbeth" were highly acclaimed. She was awarded a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play in 1948 for her performance in "Medea". Anderson also appeared in several television shows and miniseries, including "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" (1984) and "A Woman Called Golda" (1982) where she played Golda Meir's mother. She was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 1960 and appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 1980 in recognition of her achievements in the performing arts.

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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 was best known for her work in silent comedy films during the 1920s, often playing the tough-as-nails love interest or villain opposite actors like Laurel and Hardy and Charley Chase. Busch began her career in vaudeville before transitioning to film work in Australia and later in Hollywood. She appeared in over 100 films throughout her career and was known for her versatility and range as an actress. Despite struggling with alcoholism and personal issues, Mae Busch left a lasting impact on the film industry and is remembered as one of the most talented and dynamic actors of her time.

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Mavis Villiers

Mavis Villiers (January 18, 1911 Sydney-March 1, 1976 Paddington) also known as Mavis Clare Cooney or Villiers was an Australian actor.

She began her acting career in England in the 1930s and appeared in over thirty films, including "Don Juan" (1926), "The Gentleman from Nowhere" (1928), and "Love Comes Along" (1930). She returned to Australia in the 1940s and continued acting in films such as "The Overlanders" (1946), "Bitter Springs" (1950), and "The Shiralee" (1957). Villiers was a founding member of the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust in 1954 and was awarded the Order of the British Empire for her contributions to the arts in 1973. In addition to her acting career, she was also a writer and journalist.

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Dorothy Cumming

Dorothy Cumming (April 12, 1899 New South Wales-December 10, 1983 New York City) also known as Dorothy Cummings or Dorothy G. Cumming was an Australian actor. She had two children, Lt. Greville C. E. Cumming and Anthony Cumming.

Dorothy Cumming started her acting career in Australia before moving to London in the 1920s. She appeared in a number of popular British plays of the time, such as "Cynara" and "The Wandering Jew". In the 1930s, she moved to the United States and continued her acting work in Hollywood films. She appeared in movies such as "Dinner at Eight" and "The Devil-Doll". In the 1940s, she also became a radio host and producer, working on programs such as "The Circle" and "Stage Door Canteen". In addition to her acting and radio work, Cumming was also a writer, penning a number of short stories and articles. She passed away in New York City in 1983 at the age of 84.

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