Australian performer, advocate and activist Noeline Brown is the recipient of the 2017 Equity Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Foxtel which was held last night, Sunday November 26, 2017 at the Sydney Theatre Company.
The evening was a celebration of her political and performing life in song, dance and tales of productions past.
With a career in the entertainment industry spanning more than 50 years, Noeline has long delighted Australian audiences with her performances on stage, screen, radio and television.
Noeline is also highly regarded in the performer community for her involvement with the Actors Benevolent Fund of NSW, an organisation that provides financial assistance to performers during times of severe hardship. In 2008 Noeline was the inaugural Ambassador for the Ageing a position which she held for a period of six years.
Noeline came to national prominence in the 1960s in the title role of groundbreaking TV series The Mavis Bramston Show and later hit sitcom My Name's McGooley, What's Yours?, radio and TV series The Naked Vicar Show and popular quiz show Graham Kennedy's Blankety Blanks.
The Equity Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 2009 with the generous support of Foxtel. Past recipients include Peter Carroll, late Bob Hornery, Maggie Dence, Ron Haddrick, Jill Perryman, Kevan Johnston, Toni Lamond AM, Grant Page and Anne Phelan.