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Mary Ward
Born
Mary Ward Breheny

(1915-03-06)6 March 1915
Died 19 July 2021(2021-07-19) (aged 106)
Melbourne, Australia
Occupation
  • Actress
  • radio announcer
Years active 1933–2000

Mary Ward Breheny (6 March 1915 – 19 July 2021) was an Australian former actress and radio announcer. She was trained in acting in Australia and Britain, and appeared in many British stage and movie productions before moving back to Australia. She was one of the first female radio announcers for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

She was probably best known for her role as Jeanette "Mum" Brooks in the cult series Prisoner. She also appeared TV series such as Sons and Daughters, Neighbours and Blue Heelers. Ward retired in 2000.

Ward was born in Fremantle, Western Australia. She turned 100 in 2015. War died in Melbourne on 19 July 2021, aged 106.

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