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Name: Bruce Gyngell  
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Date of Birth: 8th July 1929
Place of Birth: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Bruce Gyngell (b. July 8, 1929, d. September 7, 2000), born in Melbourne, Australia, was the head of many television networks in Australia, including the Nine Network, the Seven Network during the 1970's and also as deputy chairman of the ATV Network in the United Kingdom. He was also the first Chief Executive of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) in Australia during the 1980's. Gyngell also created the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal, the forerunner of the Australian Broadcasting Authority, and was its first Chairman in 1977.

Gyngell is known for being the first person to ever appear on Australian television on September 16, 1956 when he spoke the words, "Good evening ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to television".

Gyngell passed away aged 71 on September 7, 2000 in Chelsea, London from a cancer related illness. Upon Gyngell's death, Australian Prime Minister John Howard paid tribute to Gyngell saying, "It's a big loss to the Australian television industry. In a way, he probably contributed more to the industry than just about any other Australian" .


  • Name That Tune - (1956)

External link

  • Bruce Gyngell at the Internet Movie Database

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