Bert Newton, a Gold Logie-winning television actor who died at the age of 83 in his old Melbourne neighborhood, is being honored by the Australian media source. The charismatic host had a career that spanned more than sixty years, dating all the way back to the dawn of Australian telecommunications. The Nine Organization, with which Newton — affectionately known as “Moonface” — was most closely associated, confirmed the news, which elicited a wide range of reactions from celebrities and lawmakers.
Fitzroy-createdNewton began his career in radio at the age of 12 and rose through the ranks of Australian entertainment in front of an audience and a screen. He was part of a trio regarded as the rulers of Australian television, which included Graham Kennedy and the US-conceived Wear Path. For Melbourne, he is remembered for his television credits. The Graham Kennedy Show, The Wear Path Show, Great Morning Australia, New Faces, Bert’s Family Fight, and 20 to 1 air in the evenings. He performed in front of an audience in the musicals Insidious, Annie, Oil, and The Rough Ghastliness Show, as well as as a storyteller in The Rough Ghastliness Show.
The Head of Television at Nine Newton was portrayed by Michael Healy as a “goliath of our profession, engaging Australians of all ages across our television screens.” “Every one of us Nine loved him, and we send our heartfelt condolences to Patti, Lauren, Matt, and their families during this difficult time.” Newton, according to veteran telecaster John “Burgo” Burgess, was a symbol who could leave an “infinite” emptiness behind. Adam Slopes, a comedian, called it “pitiful news for any Australian,” saying that without the wonderful talent, Australian television would not be where it is now.
Wander McManus, a television moderator, expressed his gratitude, saying he had “lost a tutor and a companion” while Australia “lost an icon.” Newton had mocked himself years before to earn money for a dying cancer-stricken buddy, according to professional comedian Denise Scott, who described him as “amazing.” George Donikian, a former news moderator for SBS, Channel 9, and Channel 10, wrote on Facebook that his former colleague was “a liberal entertainer who upheld every one of those he trusted in.”
Newton, according to entertainer and musician Jason Donovan, is a colossally enthusiastically of Australian ability, and he is awestruck by “his talent, his adaptability [and] rapid thinking.” Newton’s death was shown by actor and artist David Campbell as “the end of a significant period,” with a portrait of Newton with his prior companion Graham Kennedy. Kennedy died in 2005 at the age of 71.
Newton was also celebrated by Australia’s political leaders, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison declaring during his trip to the G20 summit in Rome that “there will never be another like him.” “Bert is capable of compromising a joke. He could make himself laugh, and I’m sure that’s what drew Australians to him, no matter how much we liked him.”
Newton’s incredible standing as an “elite performer” in their common home of Melbourne was noted by previous Work pioneer Bill Abbreviate, and current Resistance pioneer Anthony Albanese expressed his condolences to Newton’s family. Newton, according to Wellbeing Priest Greg Chase, “illuminated Australian screens with laughing and delight for a long time” and was “a key piece of the cinema’s progressing evolution.”
Newton is supported by his partner, Patti, and two children, Lauren and Matthew. Patti’s Instagram feed is a flurry of accolades honoring her children, grandchildren, and her unwavering commitment to Bert, “my first love.” She had only six days before uploaded a photo of Newton with their grandchildren, with the caption: “That is the thing that joy is.”