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Gus Mercurio


Born - 10 August 1928, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Died - 7 December 2010

Genial, ruddy-cheeked, boisterous, gravel-voiced character actor. A former boxer, he went to Australia in the late 1960s as a referee, and stayed to become a part of many of their best-known films, after starting an acting career on TV from 1970. His film debut came in Alvin Rides Again (1974). Other well-known titles included: Eliza Fraser (1976), High Rolling (1977), Harlequin (1979), The Blue Lagoon (1980), The Man from Snowy River (1982), The Return of Captain Invincible (1983), Crocodile Dundee II (1988), Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991), Lightning Jack (1994), Doing Time for Patsy Cline (1997) and Dalkeith (2001), his last. He died from complications following surgery. His son is the actor Paul Mercurio, the star of Strictly Ballroom.