December 6, 2016

Googie Withers dies aged 94

Actress Googie Withers has died at her Sydney home aged 94.

Withers was a stage, television and film actress who starred in many productions in the UK before continuing her career in Australia.

Theatre producer John Frost says Withers and her late husband, the Australian actor John McCallum, epitomised glamour and prestige on the stage

“She was an extraordinary person, and John and Googie together were probably the last of a breed of actor-manager and wife team to tour the world and work constantly,” he said.

“I think it’s the end of a golden era with the two of them passing now, and in particular Googie.”

Withers was the first non-Australian to be awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia Award.

Her last film role was in the 1996 Australian movie Shine.

Source: ABC



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