Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Indee Farewells Carol; Eumundi Theatre Pays Tribute to Actress

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Indee Farewells Carol; Eumundi Theatre Pays Tribute to Actress

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RENOWNED Australian actress Carol Burns, who died this week, had strong links with the Sunshine Coast.

The 68-year-old was best known for her award-winning role as Franky Doyle in the television series Prisoner but in recent years appeared in many productions by The Independent Theatre, Eumundi.

For the past 15 years she was also its patron.

Theatre president John Burls said Ms Burns was never a patron in name only.

"Carol took an ongoing and active interest in everything that the theatre did," he said.

"Where her time would permit she directed major Independent Theatre productions, starting in 2001 with Playing Sinatra, for which her partner Alan Lawrence composed the soundscape.

"Her other works included Home, Art, Moonlight and Magnolias and Chain of Deceit, in which she also appeared.

"She appeared in Farting About in Make-Up, then with her dear friend, the late Bille Brown in a well rehearsed reading of the QTC's Bill & Mary. …

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