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Chips Rafferty
CHIPS RAFFERTY MBE (26 March 1909 – 27 May 1971) was an Australian actor. Called "the living symbol of the typical Australian", Rafferty's career stretched from the 1940s until his death in 1971, and during this time he performed regularly in major Australian feature films as well as appearing in British and American productions, including The Overlanders and The Sundowners. He appeared in commercials in Britain during the late 1950s, encouraging British emigration to Australia. CONTENTS * 1 Early days * 2 Film career * 2.1 Forty Thousand Horsemen * 2.2 War service * 2.3 International fame * 2.4 Producer * 2.5 Later career * 3 Death * 4 Honours * 5 Associations * 6 Filmography * 6.1 Unmade projects * 7 References * 8 External links EARLY DAYSHe was born JOHN WILLIAM PILBEAN GOFFAGE in Broken Hill , New South Wales to John Goffage, an English-born stock agent, and Australian-born Violet Maude Joyce
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Ealing Studios
EALING STUDIOS is a television and film production company and facilities provider at Ealing
Ealing
Green in west London. Will Barker bought the White Lodge on Ealing
Ealing
Green in 1902 as a base for film making, and films have been made on the site ever since. It is the oldest continuously working studio facility for film production in the world, and the current stages were opened for the use of sound in 1931. It is best known for a series of classic films produced in the post-WWII years, including Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), Passport to Pimlico (1949), The Lavender Hill Mob
The Lavender Hill Mob
(1951), and The Ladykillers (1955). The BBC
BBC
owned and filmed at the Studios for forty years from 1955 until 1995. Since 2000, Ealing
Ealing
Studios has resumed releasing films under its own name, including the revived St Trinian\'s franchise
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Flying Officer
FLYING OFFICER (FG OFF in the RAF and IAF; FLGOFF in the RAAF; FGOFF in the RNZAF; formerly F/O in all services and still frequently in the RAF) is a junior commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
and the air forces of many countries which have historical British influence. It is also sometimes used as the English translation of an equivalent rank in countries which have a non-English air force-specific rank structure. In these cases a Flying Officer usually ranks above pilot officer and immediately below flight lieutenant . It has a NATO
NATO
ranking code of OF-1 and is equivalent to a lieutenant in the British Army
British Army
or the Royal Marines
Royal Marines
. However, it is superior to the nearest equivalent rank of sub-lieutenant in the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
. The equivalent rank in the Women\'s Auxiliary Air Force was "section officer"
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The Stowaway (1958 Film)
THE STOWAWAY is a 1958 French-Australian film directed by Australian director Lee Robinson and French Lebanese director Ralph Habib . It was shot on location in Tahiti
Tahiti
. There are French and English versions of this French Australian film. The French version is known as LE PASSAGER CLANDESTIN. CONTENTS * 1 Synopsis * 2 Cast * 3 Production * 4 Release * 5 References * 6 External links SYNOPSISA group of adventurers compete with one another to find the missing heir Rene Marechal, thought to be near Tahiti
Tahiti
. Major Owens, a middle aged Englishman with a shady past, discovers the island on which Marechal lives but is murdered by the criminal Mougins. Mougins sets out for the island with Colette, a night club singer who is Marechal's former mistress. She is rescued by Jean, who had earlier helped Colette stow away on the boat to Tahiti
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Royal Australian Air Force
The ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE (RAAF), formed March 1921, is the aerial warfare branch of the Australian Defence Force . It directly continues the traditions of the Australian Flying Corps (AFC), formed on 22 October 1912. The RAAF provides support across a spectrum of operations such as air superiority, precision strikes, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, air mobility, and humanitarian support. The RAAF has taken part in many of the 20th century's major conflicts. During the Second World War
Second World War
a number of RAAF bomber, fighter, reconnaissance and other squadrons served initially in Britain, and with the Desert Air Force located in North Africa and the Mediterranean
Mediterranean
, while the majority were later primarily deployed in the South West Pacific Area . Thousands of Australians also served with other Commonwealth air forces in Europe
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Rod Taylor
RODNEY STURT "ROD" TAYLOR (11 January 1930 – 7 January 2015) was an Australian-born American actor of film and television. He appeared in over 50 films, including The Time Machine
Time Machine
(1960), The Birds (1963), and One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961). CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 2.1 Australia * 2.2 Hollywood * 2.3 Stardom * 2.4 Later career * 3 Personal life * 4 Death * 5 Filmography * 5.1 Feature films * 5.2 Documentaries * 6 Television * 6.1 As a regular * 6.2 Guest appearances * 7 Theatre credits * 8 References * 9 External links EARLY LIFETaylor was born on 11 January 1930 in Lidcombe , a suburb of Sydney , the only child of William Sturt Taylor, a steel construction contractor and commercial artist, and Mona Taylor (née Thompson), a writer of more than a hundred short stories and children's books
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Gary Cooper
GARY COOPER (born FRANK JAMES COOPER; May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American film actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style and screen performances. His career spanned thirty-five years, from 1925 to 1960, and included leading roles in eighty-four feature films. He was a major movie star from the end of the silent film era through the end of the golden age of Classical Hollywood . His screen persona appealed strongly to both men and women, and his range of performances included roles in most major movie genres. Cooper's ability to project his own personality onto the characters he played contributed to his appearing natural and authentic on screen. The screen persona he sustained throughout his career represented the ideal American hero. Cooper began his career as a film extra and stunt rider , but soon landed acting roles
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Hedda Hopper
HEDDA HOPPER (born ELDA FURRY; May 2, 1885 – February 1, 1966) was an American actress and gossip columnist , notorious for feuding with her arch-rival Louella Parsons . She had been a moderately successful actress of stage and screen for years before being offered the chance to write the column Hedda Hopper's Hollywood for the Los Angeles Times in 1938. In the McCarthy era she named suspected Communists . Hopper continued to write gossip until the end, her work appearing in many magazines and later on radio
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Peter Finch
FREDERICK GEORGE PETER INGLE FINCH (28 September 1916 – 14 January 1977) was an English-born Australian actor. He is best remembered for his role as "crazed" television anchorman Howard Beale in the film Network , which earned him a posthumous Academy Award for Best Actor , his fifth Best Actor award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts , and a Best Actor award from the Golden Globes . He was the first of two persons to win a posthumous Academy Award in an acting category, and coincidentally also the first of the two Australian actors to have done so, the other being Heath Ledger
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Tommy Trinder
THOMAS EDWARD TRINDER CBE
CBE
(24 March 1909 – 10 July 1989) known as TOMMY TRINDER, was an English stage, screen and radio comedian of the pre- and post-war years whose catchphrase was 'You lucky people'. CONTENTS * 1 Life * 2 Filmography * 3 References * 4 External links LIFEBorn at 54 Wellfield Road, Streatham , South London , (a plaque from the Streatham Society marks the spot) on 24 March 1909, the son of Thomas Henry Trinder, a London tram driver from Shilton, Oxfordshire , and his wife Jennie Georgina Harriet Mills, Tommy Trinder
Tommy Trinder
was one of the best-loved comedians in Britain during the period from the late 1930s until the 1960s. He left school early for a job as an errand boy but by the age of 12 was on stage
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Will Rogers
WILLIAM PENN ADAIR "WILL" ROGERS (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was a stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, American cowboy , humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator. Known as "Oklahoma's Favorite Son", Rogers was born to a prominent Cherokee Nationfamily in Indian Territory
Indian Territory
(now part of Oklahoma). He traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies (50 silent films and 21 "talkies"), and wrote more than 4,000 nationally syndicated newspaper columns. By the mid-1930s, the American people adored Rogers. He was the leading political wit of his time, and was the highest paid Hollywood movie star . Rogers died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post
Wiley Post
, when their small airplane crashed in northern Alaska. Rogers's vaudeville rope act led to success in the Ziegfeld Follies, which in turn led to the first of his many movie contracts
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Robert Mitchum
ROBERT CHARLES DURMAN MITCHUM (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an American film actor, director, author, poet, composer, and singer. Mitchum rose to prominence for his starring roles in several classic films noir , and is generally considered a forerunner of the antiheroes prevalent in film during the 1950s and 1960s. His best-known films include Out of the Past (1947), The Night of the Hunter (1955), and Cape Fear (1962). Mitchum is rated number 23 on the American Film Institute 's list of the greatest male stars of Classic American Cinema. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Acting * 2.1 Film noir * 2.2 Career in the 1950s and \'60s * 3 Music * 3.1 Albums * 3.2 Singles * 4 Later years * 5 Death * 6 Legacy * 7 Filmography * 8 References * 9 External links EARLY LIFEMitchum was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
Bridgeport, Connecticut
into a Methodist
Methodist
family
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Ricky Nelson
ERIC HILLIARD NELSON (May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985) was an American actor, musician, and singer-songwriter. From age eight he starred alongside his family in the radio and television series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet . In 1957 he began a long and successful career as a popular recording artist. As one of the top "teen idols" of the 1950s his fame led to a motion picture role co-starring alongside John Wayne
John Wayne
and Dean Martin
Dean Martin
in Howard Hawks 's western feature film Rio Bravo (1959). He placed 53 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1957 and 1973 including " Poor Little Fool ", which holds the distinction of being the first #1 song on Billboard magazine's then-newly created Hot 100 chart . He recorded 19 additional Top 10 hits and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 21, 1987. In 1996, he was ranked #49 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time
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Parramatta
PARRAMATTA (/ˌpærəˈmætə/ ) is a suburb of Sydney
Sydney
, Australia, 23 kilometres (14 mi) west of its central business district on the banks of the Parramatta River . Parramatta
Parramatta
is the administrative seat of the City of Parramatta , one of four cities within the Sydney metropolitan area. The suburb is colloquially known as Parra. Parramatta, founded by the British in 1788, the same year as Sydney, is the oldest inland European settlement in Australia and the economic capital of Greater Western Sydney
Sydney
. Since 2000, government agencies such as the New South Wales
New South Wales
Police Force and Sydney
Sydney
Water have relocated to Parramatta
Parramatta
from the centre of Sydney
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Member Of The Order Of The British Empire
The MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE is a British order of chivalry , rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil Service. It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V , and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male, or dame if female. There is also the related British Empire Medal , whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of, the order. Recommendations for appointments to the Order of the British Empire were at first made on the nomination of the United Kingdom, the self-governing Dominions of the Empire (later Commonwealth) and the Viceroy of India
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Sydney
SYDNEY (/ˈsɪdni/ ( listen )) is the state capital of New South Wales
Wales
and the most populous city in Australia
Australia
and Oceania
Oceania
. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds the world\'s largest natural harbour and sprawls about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west , Hawkesbury to the north and Macarthur to the south . Sydney
Sydney
is made up of 658 suburbs , 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions . Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders". As at June 2016 Sydney's estimated population was 5,029,768. The Sydney
Sydney
area has been inhabited by indigenous Australians for at least 30,000 years. Lieutenant James Cook first landed at Kurnell in 1770, when navigating his way up the east coast of Australia
Australia
on his ship, _ HMS Endeavour _
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