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Maurie Fields : biography

4 August 1925 - 18 December 1995

Maurie Fields (4 August 1925–18 December 1995) was an Australian actor, vaudeville performer and stand-up comedian. He became a well-known face on television thanks to his dramatic roles in Bellbird, The Box, Prisoner (playing the part of "crooked" screw, Len Murphy) and The Flying Doctors. He was also a regular in situation comedy series Bobby Dazzler (1977) and did regular comedy segments on Hey Hey It's Saturday.

Hall of Fame

Fields was inducted into the Logie Awards Hall of Fame in 1996. The award was accepted by his widow.

Hey Hey its Saturday

During the first Hey Hey It's Saturday reunion show, Fields was rotocaptured into the set so that he was able to do the "Great Aussie Joke" with his son Marty.

Selected filmography

  • Country Town (1971)
  • Cactus (1986)

Personal life

Fields was married to the actress Val Jellay, who was also his screen wife in The Flying Doctors. They played publicans Vic and Nancy Buckley. He was the father of comedian Marty Fields.

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