Gordon Boyd, a popular variety television personality in the 1960s and ’70s, has died. He was 86.
The British-born actor and singer was one of TEN’s all-singing, all-dancing personalities. It is understood he died last Thursday at Sydney Adventist Hospital after a short illness.
Boyd hosted TEN’s first talent show Showcase ’65 until 1969. Amongst its notable contestants were Leila Hayes and James Pegler.
He also hosted the dating show The Marriage Game (1966-72), Gordon and the Girls (1967) an afternoon chat show and variety show The Gordon Boyd Show (1964) also featuring singer Jane Martin.
He also had guest roles in The Avengers, Riptide, A Country Practice and appeared in All Saints in 2003.
“Gordon was a long term part of our company with Showcase and all sorts of projects he was involved in,” said Crawfords Australia chief executive Nick McMahon.
“On a personal basis, I had experience with him in the early ’70s when I travelled with Showcase around the country and he was a marvellous mentor to all the young people who went through that program.”
A funeral will be held on Wednesday.
Source: Daily Telegraph