Also known as: née Beryl Hunt, Sheila Hunt, Beryl Gorshenin, Lorrae Gorshenin
Born: 2 October 1932Special Achievements:
1962 - First female Gold Logie award winner, for her music variety show The Lorrae Desmond Show.
1970 - Awarded Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), for services to the Australian Entertainment Industry and welfare of Australian forces serving overseas (Viet Nam).
1984 - Awarded Silver Logie Award, in the New South Wales Most Popular Female category, for Best Supporting Actress In A Series in her role as Shirley Dean Gilroy for A Country Practice (1981).
2009 - Won Mo Awards, John Campbell Fellowship Award.Additional Information:
Began working at age 16.
Had her own television show in Britain as well as her own radio show on BBC.
As a recording artist, she had contracts with Decca, HMV, and Parlaphone.
Performed on stage and TV.
November 1981-April 1992 - Performed in the role of Shirley Gilroy in A Country Practise. It “went on to become Australias’s longest running and top-rating television drama.”
Received two awards for her role as Shirley: PENGUIN for Best Sustaining Actress in a Series. LOGIE for Best Supporting Actress in a Series.
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