Veteran actress Noeline Brown will be honoured with the 2017 Equity Lifetime Achievement Award.
Equity president Chloe Dallimore said Brown’s five decade career epitomised what the Equity Lifetime Achievement Award was all about; exceptional talent coupled with a unique commitment to giving back to the industry.
“Noeline’s generosity of spirit is legendary. She is a wonderful mentor to all those fortunate enough to work with her, she has volunteered countless hours to assisting performers in need, she is a proud supporter of Equity and dedicated activist for her local community. As a performer Noeline really has done it all. Her talent as an actor, singer, dancer and comedian is incredibly impressive and something that myself and so many performers continue to watch with awe and envy,” she said.
Brown’s career broke nationally in the 1960s on The Mavis Bramston Show, followed by sitcom My Name’s McGooley, What’s Yours?, The Naked Vicar Show and Blankety Blanks.
Among her other credits are Rita and Wally, Division 4, Number 96, Matlock Police and Razzle Dazzle.
Brown is also known for her work with Actors Benevolent Fund of NSW, where she served as chairperson from 2003 to 2013. In 2008, Brown was also appointed by the Federal Government as Australia’s first Ambassador for Ageing, and travels the nation promoting healthy and active ageing.
Brown was nominated by Australian performers and chosen by the Equity National Performers Committee. She will be honoured at an award ceremony in Sydney in November.