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Noeline Brown : biography

3 October 1938 -

Noeline Brown (born 3 October 1938) is an Australian actress and comedienne. She has appeared in numerous films, television shows,http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0114356 theatrical productionshttp://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/contributor/4160 and radio programs,http://www.abc.net.au/gnt/profiles/Transcripts/s1200818.htm dating back to 1959.http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/21724

Personal life

In 1976, Brown married one of the writer/producers of The Naked Vicar Show, Tony Sattler.http://find.lib.uts.edu.au/search.do;jsessionid=0A184CB9AFBA77CDE17F7EC0D8ECBC26?R=OPAC_b2346415 The couple were close friends of the late Graham Kennedy, and Noeline was present when Kennedy died in 2005.http://www.theage.com.au/news/People/Friends-remember-absolute-superstar/2005/05/25/1116950722237.html She and Sattler have lived in Bowral for many years, and Kennedy moved there to be closer to them. When Kennedy's health began to fail, Sattler and Brown reportedly contacted former Nine Network boss Kerry Packer to appeal for financial support to care for the ailing star (Kennedy having earned many millions of dollars for Packer and Nine in his heyday); Packer declined to assist Kennedy financially but, after the story became public, an anonymous benefactor (later revealed as former Nine Network chief Sam Chisholm) came forward and donated a substantial sum for Kennedy's ongoing support and care.http://www.theage.com.au/news/People/Kennedys-final-farewell/2005/05/26/1116950822351.html

Biography and career

Brown gained local notoriety in Sydney as a cast member of the famous Philip St Revues and the popular melodrama productions at Sydney's Music Hall theatre-restaurant in the early 1960s. She came to national prominence after joining the cast of the pioneering Australian satirical TV sketch comedy series The Mavis Bramston Show (1964 -1968).http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057767/ After a stint in the UK she secured a regular role in the hit TV sitcom My Name's McGooley, What's Yours?, starring alongside Gordon Chater, John Meillon and Judi Farr.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0227936/

Throughout the 1970's, Brown enjoyed great popularity in Australia as a co-star of the satirical television and radio series The Naked Vicar Showhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt0249306/ and the quiz show Graham Kennedy's Blankety Blanks.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9oQhSycmJs In 1978 she won a Logie Award for the most popular NSW female personality.http://televisionau.com/2009/05/1979-21st-tv-week-logie-awards.html

In 2006, she was a competitor in Dancing with the Stars,http://www.noelinebrown.com.au/dancing/index.html and played the role of Leonara Biviano in the Australian film Razzle Dazzle.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0493160/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm#cast

In 2007, she appeared in Bruce Venables' and Richard Fidler's play Flying Solo,http://www.noelinebrown.com.au/flying_solo/index.html directed by Judy Nunn, starring alongside Barry Quin, Paula Duncan, Enda Markey and Jacinta John.http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/101701 She was portrayed by Jane Allsophttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0021627/?ref_=tt_cl_t14 in the television movie The King,http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0930067 about the life of Graham Kennedy.

In 2008, she won the Norman Kessell awardhttp://australiaday.org.au/australia-day/ambassadors/nsw/noeline-brown.aspx for best performance for her portrayal of Florence Foster Jenkins in Peter Quilter's play Glorious.http://www.noelinebrown.com.au/glorious/index.html She was also appointed Australia's first Ambassador for Ageing by the Rudd government.http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/ageing-ambassador.htm

In 2009, she co-starred with Barry Creyton in Peter Quilter's play Duet at the Ensemble Theatre in Sydney.http://www.noelinebrown.com.au/duets/index.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P0cUv8FLzM

She is a longtime member of the Australian Labor Party and appeared in It's Time advertisements for the party before the 1972 election.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqMCZBjvmD4 She has twice (1999 and 2003) run for New South Wales Parliament as an endorsed Labor Party candidate.http://nfsa.gov.au/collection/film-australia-collection/program-sales/search-programs/program/?sn=8925

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