Basic Information About Bert Newton
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|Actor, TV Personality
|Date of birth
|Place of birth
|Date of death
|2021-10-30 (aged 83)
|Patti Newton - (9 November 1974 - present) (2 children)
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Bert Newton: Australia’s Beloved Television Host
Australian television lost one of its biggest names on October 30, 2021, with the passing of Bert Newton at the age of 83. Newton had been an integral figure in the industry for almost six decades, presenting multiple successful shows during his career.
Net Worth Details
Bert Newton had a net worth of $15 million at the time of his death. He earned his fortune through his successful television career and stage productions.
What is Bert Newton known for?
Bert Newton was known as one of Australia’s most-loved television personalities. He had a career spanning over sixty years entertaining Australians with his presenting skills. Newton was a unique talent in that not only did he become successful behind the lens, but also proved a hit in live productions on stage.
Early life and education
Newton was born on July 23, 1938, in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. He left school at 16 and began work as a clown alongside Doug McKenzie on radio station 3XY. Within a few years, the famous duo Zig and Zag was successful with cartoon-rated radio shows that soon hit the small screen.
Newton’s early boom in his career came when he was made the presenter of Melbourne Tonight on GTV Channel 9. A relaunch to the Australian television industry in the late 195s was not followed with more exciting prospects until Family Feud in the 197s, where he launched more shows.
Then came shows like The Late Show, New Faces, In Melbourne Today, and Good Morning Australia, which displayed Newton’s adaptability to a range of programs. Newton was written into lighthearted productions that followed childhood nostalgia in Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, and The Sound of Music.
In the late 199s, Newton shifted out of Good Morning Australia and found more solace on stage. He worked in Barnum in 1991 and instantly fell back in love with the live performances. Newton did the US touring series “Wicked,” which was a significant success domestically with lengthy runs in Melbourne and Sydney from 2013.
After battling years of health complications, including heart surgery and leg amputation due to an infection, Newton passed away in Melbourne on October 30, 2021.
Bert Newton was awarded numerous honors throughout his career, including seven Logie Awards. He was also inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame in 1988 and was a recipient of the Order of Australia Medal.
Newton’s accomplishments span beyond television. He has performed in several successful stage productions, including “The Wizard of Oz” and “The Sound of Music.” Newton also graced stages internationally during “Wicked’s” Australian tour.
Bert Newton left behind an incredible and enduring legacy on Australian television. His versatility as a presenter who could suit different genres saw him become an integral figure in television. Newton cemented himself as one of Australia’s most beloved television personalities.
Bert Newton is survived by wife Patti, his children Lauren and Matthew, stepdaughter Shayne and grandchildren.
Bert Newton remains one of Australia’s most iconic personalities who touched millions of entertainment fans during his highly prosperous sixty-year television career, which spanned across different genres and different platforms, heeding an exceptional following during his prime time. He will forever be remembered and celebrated for the joy and laughter he brought to the lives of Australians.
Interesting Facts about Bert Newton
- Began as a radio announcer in his early years, and worked with the late Vernon Jackson.
- Father of actor Matthew Newton and Lauren Newton.
- Was for many years the host of Australia's top TV award programme, "The Logies Award Show" and once, famously (in 1973), was upstaged by hopelessly drunk American actor Michael Cole, best-known for his role in the American TV series, The Mod Squad (1968).
- Shared a lengthy kiss with Rove McManus during the 'Australia Unites' telethon to raise money for the World Vision Tsunami appeal in January 2005. A caller pledged to donate $10,000 if Rove & Bert kissed on air, which they did, to the amusement of the celebrities in attendance at Melbourne's Telstra Dome, and the millions watching on live television.
- Was admitted to the hospital on June 8, 2005, suffering from a virus. Several step-ins were asked to take over Good Morning Australia (1993) until he recovered. It was the first time in the 14 years the show has been on air, that Bert has ever had a day off hosting "Good Morning Australia".
- Was injured at the 2006 Australian TV Week Logie Awards when he slipped on some gold-coloured confetti and fell off the stage. He suffered a sprained hand, a bruised nose & forehead, and a sore knee. TV viewers did not see Bert fall, as the show had ended when the accident took place.
- He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1979 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to the performing arts.
- Father-in-law of Matt Welsh.
- Grandfather of Sam Albert Newton Welsh, born on January 19, 2008.
- Will now be seen hosting Bert's Family Feud (2006) on the Nine network - which is the network Bert spent most of his television career - it also was the network where he was the first man to appear naked on Australian Television in the 1970s. [December 2005]
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