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Gloria Dawn (1929–1978)

Actress Gloria Dawn, 49, died early yesterday morning at the King George V hospital, Camperdown, after suffering from cancer for two years.

Although remembered largely for her roles in musical comedy, the last 13 years of her career were directed to dramatic roles.

One of her last roles was lead support in the film "The Mango Tree". In 1975, Miss Dawn won the greatest acclaim of her career for the leading role in 'Gypsy', a musical based on the life of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee.

In 1977 she starred in a one-woman show at the Music Loft, Manly, but had to cancel her appearances because of illness.

Miss Dawn began her long career in vaudeville at the age of two.

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Alternative Names
  • Evans, Gloria
  • Cleary, Gloria

26 February, 1929
Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


2 April, 1978 (aged 49)
Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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