June Salter, one of the grand dames of the Australian stage and small screen, died Sept. 15 in a Sydney hospital of cancer of the esophagus. She was 69.
The actress honed her skills in the 1950s in radio plays and in revues at Sydney’s Phillip Street Theater. She gained fame in the 1960s as one of the regulars on Channel 7’s “The Mavis Bramston Show,” Australian TV’s first satirical series.
She also was featured in many Australian drama serials including “Neighbors,” “The Restless Years,” “Number 96,” “The Sullivans,” “All Saints” and Australian Broadcasting Corp. series “Certain Women.”
However, her finest work, according to many, came onstage in such productions as “Blithe Spirit,” “Crown Matrimonial” and “Lettice and Lovage.”
She is survived by a son from her marriage to the late actor John Meillon.