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Graham Kennedy, The King, Dies, 71

The man acknowledged as a comic genius by his peers, Graham Kennedy, has died, aged 71, in Bowral, NSW.

Graham Kennedy - The KingKennedy compered In Melbourne Tonight (IMT) on Channel 9. Later, he compered the Drive program on Melbourne’s 3LO, now known as 774, with Richard Combe.

In the 1980s and early 1990s, Kennedy hosted a game show, Blankety Blanks, and a late-night news program. [Read more…]

The Women’s Weekly Reports On Clive Palmer As A 12-Year-Old

This is an article from the Australian Women’s Weekly in 1967.

The report appeared on page 33 of the March 1, 1967 edition of the then-weekly publication. It detailed the Palmer family’s international travel, claiming that Clive had “recently crossed the Equator for the 33rd time since made his first trip overseas, at two weeks old”.

It says that when Clive Palmer was four years old he climbed out of a porthole on to a three-inch ledge around a ship because he wanted to “catch fishies”. The ship’s captain is said to have stopped the ship and swung out a lifeboat, before Palmer’s mother coaxed Clive back inside [Read more…]