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 Mary Ward

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Mary Ward

Birth
Fremantle, Fremantle City, Western Australia, Australia
Death 19 Jul 2021 (aged 106)
Melbourne, Melbourne City, Victoria, Australia
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 229723285 View Source
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Actress. She was best known to Australian television viewers as Jeanette "Mum" Brooks on the television series "Prisoner" from 1979 to 1981. She studied acting in Perth and then London, where she formed a friendship with Lionel Logue, the speech therapist to King George VI. When the Second World War broke out, she returned back to Australia and became one of Australian Broadcasting Corporation's first female announcers. She returned to England after the war and started her acting career. In 1949, she made her acting debut in the film "Eureka Stockade" She went on to appear in such films as "If This Be Sin," (1949) "Cry Your Purple Heart Out," (1976) "Jenny Kissed Me," (1985) "Backstage," (1988) and "Amy." (1997) In 1954, she made her "small screen" debut in the series "The Vise." Besides "The Prisoner," she went on to appear in such series as "This Love Affair," "Homcide," "Cop Shop," "Sons and Daughters," "Neighbours," and "Blue Heelers." She also appeared on the theatrical stage in various productions throughout her career. She retired from acting at the age of 95.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 19 Jul 2021
  • Find a Grave Memorial 229723285
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/229723285/mary-ward : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ward (6 Mar 1915–19 Jul 2021), Find a Grave Memorial ID 229723285, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Burial Details Unknown.