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Postby phunkyfeelone » Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:52 pm

The legend, Mr Wonderful Paul Orndorff :sad:

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Postby djmenow » Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:52 pm

RIP Dieter Brummer

Dieter Brummer, best known for his role opposite Melissa George as Shane Parrish on Home and Away, has died age 45.

The actor was found dead in Glenhaven, in Sydney’s north-west, on Saturday afternoon.

Family friend Steve Comey confirmed the tragic news on Facebook and shared a statement from Brummer’s heartbroken family.

“On behalf of my family, we post this today with a heavy heart,” it said.

“We lost our handsome, talented, funny, complicated and beloved Dieter on Saturday morning.

“He has left a massive hole in our lives and our World will never be the same. Our thoughts go out to all of you who knew him, loved him, or worked with him over the years.

“We appreciate you respecting our privacy at this terrible time.

“Should you, or anyone you know be affected by this, or indeed are feeling pain at this time, there are good people that you can talk to. Please pick up the phone – Lifeline 13 11 14.”

Mr Comey had earlier referred to Brummer as a “free spirit”.

“Heartbreaking news. We have lost a free spirit. Vale Dieter Brummer. Way too young. Way too soon. My sincerest, deepest condolences to his beautiful sister Karlene and all of Dieter’s family & friends. Keep flying young fella.”

His death is not being treated as suspicious, according to police.

“About 1.30pm (Saturday 24 July 2021), officers from The Hills Police Area Command responded to reports of a concern for welfare at a home on Glenhaven Road, Glenhaven,” NSW Police told

“The body of a man was located inside the home. His death is not believed to be suspicious. A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.”

Brummer spent four years on the set of Home and Away from 1992-1996, and took out the most popular actor Silver Logie in both 1995 and 1996.

He went on to appear in various TV dramas including the Underbelly series, Rescue Special Ops, Winners and Losers and a stint on Neighbours in both 2011 and 2012 as the character Troy Miller.

Brummer worked as a window-cleaner between acting roles and was running his own, successful business.

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Postby djmenow » Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:51 pm

Legendary entertainer Ernie Sigley, fondly known as “the little Aussie battler” has died, aged 82.

Footscray-born Sigley enjoyed a long career in Australian showbiz on television, radio, music and stage.

In recent years he has been in care, after family confirmed he was living with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016.

He began at 3DB in 1952 before hosting Teenage Mailbag on HSV-7 in 1957. Shortly after this, he travelled to London, gaining some work experience at the BBC. But a bigger break was to come with a three-year stint at Radio Luxembourg, where he performed under the name ‘Ernie Williams’.

He was part of the original cast of Sunnyside Up before hosting Adelaide Tonight in 1959.

By 1974, Sigley was the host of The Ernie Sigley Show, on Nine with Denise Drysdale, which famously included an episode filmed at Pentridge Prison. In 1975 he won the Gold Logie.

The show was abruptly axed after an off-air outburst directed at Kerry Packer. Packer flew to Melbourne the next day and dismissed Sigley on the spot and replaced him with Don Lane.

He then moved to ATV-0 and hosted the early evening variety show Ernie and then in 1978, the Penthouse Club with Mary Hardy on Seven.

Sigley was also the original host of Wheel of Fortune from 1981 to 1984, filmed in Adelaide with Adriana Xenides and announcer John Deeks, and later Pot Luck and Six Tonight for BTV-6 Ballarat.

In 1989 he reunited with Denise Drysdale for morning show In Melbourne Today, reinventing morning television on Nine (also called Ernie and Denise).

‘Hey Paula’ a 1974 duet with Drysdale was a pop sensation, reaching #2 and being performed on shows such as Countdown. He is still remembered for his association with the Adelaide leg of The Beatles tour in 1964. At one press conference, Sigley’s questioning of The Beatles brought about an enthusiastic response from John Lennon, which led to one of the best interviews of the tour.

By 1981, Sigley returned to 3DB to host the breakfast program before News Talk 3UZ and then 3AW in
1996. He hosted the afternoon program for 12 years until his semi-retirement in 2008.

Sigley was notoriously fickle with management. There were arguments at Nine and 3AW, a post-Logies biffo with Don Lane, but his larrikin style kept him popular with audiences across the country.

I’m also personally indebted to Ernie for taking me on as a TV critic on 3AW when his producer suggested he try me out in 2008. The entire first session was a conversation with Ernie asking about my background (and none of my TV notes!) which he later told me was to let the audience get to know me. Ernie didn’t watch much TV then, but always had great anecdotes to share.

He once told Melbourne Observer, “I’d say a bit of a gasbag, more than anything. I just like talking. I don’t sing very well and I crack weak gags.

“I think I can communicate with people, yeah. I think I’ve got a good knowledge of what people want.”

Asked what sort of relationship he has with viewers, he answered, “Mainly, just a friend I suppose. A mate. I believe in live television, like I do, you’re virtually a guest in somebody’s lounge room.
A bit like the bloke next door who comes in and has a drink.”

Farewell, Ern.

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Postby HumphreyBBear » Thu Aug 19, 2021 12:50 am

Sean Lock: Comedian and 8 Out of 10 Cats captain dies aged 58

I'm stunned! One of the funniest comedians I've ever heard.

RIP :no:

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Postby Macc » Sat Oct 30, 2021 11:22 pm

Australian TV icon Bert Newton dies aged 83

Australian entertainment icon Bert Newton has died, aged 83.

The veteran performer, whose long career spanned across television, stage and radio, died on Saturday evening while undergoing palliative care at a private clinic in Melbourne. ... 594ly.html

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