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Elsternwick Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Elsternwick

1. Jack Brabham (1926-2014)

Sir John Arthur "Jack" Brabham was a famous Australian racing driver and team owner. He was born on April 2, 1926, in Hurtsbridge, but later moved to Elsternwick. Brabham competed in Formula One racing and became the first Formula One driver to win the World Championship driving a car of his own construction.

2. Zoe Caldwell (1933-2020)

Zoe Caldwell was an Australian actress who had a successful career in both theater and film. She was born on September 14, 1933, in Melbourne, Victoria, spending her early years in Elsternwick. Caldwell received numerous accolades throughout her career, including four Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Play.

3. Barry Humphries (Born 1934)

Barry Humphries is an Australian comedian, actor, and writer, best known for his character "Dame Edna Everage." He was born on February 17, 1934, in Kew, Melbourne, but grew up in Elsternwick. Humphries has had a long and successful career in both Australia and internationally, earning him recognition and various awards for his comedic talents.

4. Peter Singer (Born 1946)

Peter Singer is an Australian moral philosopher and professor, specializing in applied ethics and bioethics. He was born on July 6, 1946, in Melbourne and spent part of his early life in Elsternwick. Singer is known for his controversial views on various ethical issues, particularly his advocacy for animal rights and effective altruism.

5. Rob Sitch (Born 1962)

Rob Sitch is an Australian actor, director, producer, and comedian. He was born on March 17, 1962, in Melbourne and grew up in Elsternwick. Sitch is best known for his work as a founding member of "The D-Generation," a popular Australian comedy troupe, and for his roles in the satirical television shows "Frontline" and "The Hollowmen."

6. Andrew O'Keefe (Born 1971)

Andrew O'Keefe is an Australian television presenter, actor, and lawyer. He was born on October 1, 1971, in Sydney but spent his early years in Elsternwick. O'Keefe is best known as the host of the game show "Deal or No Deal" and as the co-host of the morning television program "The Morning Show."

7. Lisa Mitchell (Born 1990)

Lisa Mitchell is an Australian singer-songwriter who gained recognition after appearing on the television show "Australian Idol" in 2006. She was born on March 22, 1990, in Canterbury, Victoria, but spent her formative years in Elsternwick. Mitchell has released several successful albums and achieved chart success in Australia.

8. Mick Gatto (Born 1955)

Mick Gatto is an Australian businessman, underworld figure, and philanthropist. He was born on December 6, 1955, in Calabria, southern Italy, and migrated to Australia at a young age. Gatto spent a significant part of his life in Elsternwick and became well-known for his involvement in various legal and criminal activities.

9. Peter Daicos (Born 1961)

Peter Daicos is a retired Australian rules footballer who played for the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was born on June 20, 1961, in Mile End, South Australia, but moved to Elsternwick during his childhood. Daicos is celebrated for his exceptional goal-kicking skills and achievements during his football career.

10. Tony Barber (Born 1941)

Tony Barber is an English-born Australian television game show host. He was born on May 20, 1941, in London, England, and later moved to Elsternwick. Barber is best known for hosting the quiz show "Sale of the Century" in Australia, which ran from 1980 to 2001. He became an iconic figure on Australian television.

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