Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Farewelling beautiful Michelle Fawdon...1947 - 2011

Sadly, many of us are saying farewell to one of Australia's most gracious and gifted actor/singers, Michelle Fawdon....

Michell'es stellar performance as Mary Magdalene in Jim Sharman's 'Jesus Christ Superstar' (1972)  will never be forgotten by those who saw her.

She received acclaim for roles in both film and television, including receiving two AFI Awards. Michelle was equally celebrated for her roles in Australian Theatre.



Photo: In friendship: janice slater, evie pikler & michelle fawdon (1980's )

Michelle played an important  part in so many of our lives. Not only through sharing her artistry but through her beautiful qualities & friendship. She was a great advocate of the arts in Australia and directly influenced my own life through inviting me to participate in The Women & Theatre Project (1980).

We will never forget  you Michelle.

Journey well...om mani padma hum om mani padma hum om mani padma hum...

The exuberance displayed by Michelle in this rehearsal performance for Superstar (link below) is so indicative of Michelle's spirit and joy for life!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPqLRpSSsNU&feature=related

The Encore link will take you to a page which has been dedicated to Michelle's passing where you can leave condolences..

http://www.encoremagazine.com.au/michele-fawdon-1947-2011-8597

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdpAqGmux9U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XtTaISrPkU&feature=related

http://www.milesago.com/stage/superstar.htm

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