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Barry Humphries Australian Comedian and Actor Passes Away at Age 87

Barry Humphries Australian Comedian and Actor Passes Away at Age 87

Author: Lisa Bennett  /  2023-04-22 16:15:15

Australian comedian and actor Barry Humphries, known for his iconic character «Dame Edna Everage» and his contributions to the entertainment industry, has passed away at the age of 87. His family confirmed the news in a statement released on Sunday, stating that he had passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones.

Humphries was a beloved figure in Australia and around the world, known for his wit, humor, and irreverent style. He was a prolific performer, writer, and artist who contributed to the world of comedy, theater, and film for over 60 years.

Born in Melbourne in 1934, Humphries began his career in the 1950s and quickly rose to fame with his iconic character «Dame Edna Everage,» a flamboyant and outspoken housewife who became a global sensation. He also created other memorable characters, including «Sir Les Patterson,» a boorish Australian politician, and «Sandy Stone,» a sentimental old man.

Humphries' career spanned several decades and included numerous accolades and achievements. He was awarded the Order of Australia in 1982 and was made a Commander of the British Empire in 2007 for his services to entertainment. He also received numerous awards for his stage and screen performances, including a Tony Award for his one-man show «Dame Edna: The Royal Tour.»

Humphries' passing is a great loss to the entertainment industry and to his fans around the world. His unique style and contributions to comedy and performance will always be remembered and celebrated.

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