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Maggie King
Born10 April 1940 (1940-04-10)
Australia
DiedMarch 5, 2020(2020-03-05) (aged 79)[1]
OccupationActress
Years active?-2010
FamilyJoan Sydney (sister)

Maggie King (10 April 1940 - 5 March 2020) was an Australian actress, active in stage, television and film roles. She is probably best known for her AFI-nominated role in The Big Steal.

She was the younger sister of English-Australian actress Joan Sydney. whom she often acted alongside, primarily on stage and she appeared in theatre roles until retiring in 2010. [2]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Fran Person in Pub Trio
1990 The Big Steal Edith Clark
1993 This Won't Hurt a Bit Mrs. Prescott
1998 Crackers Violet 'Vi' Hall

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Sons and Daughters Bella Brixton 3 episodes
1988 Sisterly Love Sylvia Unsold TV pilot
1988 Dadah Is Death Woman at Airport TV film
1994 The Damnation of Harvey McHugh Martha "Little House on the Gold Coast"
1994 Law of the Land Mrs. Cowan Recurring role
1994 Newlyweds Cassandra "Afternoon Tea"
1994 The Man from Snowy River Mrs. Fowler Recurring role
1994 Blue Heelers Dr. Noonan "Doing It Tough"
1996 Neighbours Esmeralda Villio 3 episodes
1997 Blue Heelers Mary Chalmers "Safe as Houses"
1997 Good Guys Bad Guys: Only the Young Die Good Bookie's Wife TV film
2001-03 The Saddle Club Dr. Judy Baker Recurring role
2002 MDA Prun Jansen "Break It Gently"

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Source: "Maggie King", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggie_King.

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References
  1. ^ "Maggie King Death Notice - Melbourne, Victoria". tributes.theage.com.au. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Maggie King". AusStage.
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