Paul Sharratt

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Paul William Sharratt (2 August 1933 – 27 May 2009) was an English-born Australian entertainer and TV personality,.[1]

Early years[edit]

Born in Staffordshire, he attended St Chad's School, Wolverhampton, but left without completing his education in order to marry the first of his four wives. This marriage was annulled at the instigation of his parents on the grounds that he had lied about his age and was still a minor. He was subsequently conscripted for two years National Service in the Royal Air Force, serving as an aircraftman at RAF Cranwell. Following an interest in fiction that was to remain with him for life, he began his theatrical career as a stagehand at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, and later joined British Government's C.S.E. (Combined Services Entertainment), working in Europe, Africa and the Middle East as part of a puppet act.[2]

Life in Australia[edit]

Sharratt moved to Australia in 1961.

His company, Starcast Productions, was set up in 1965.[1]

Based on Queensland's Gold Coast for most of the 1970s and 80s, he was involved in setting up the Tropicarnival.[1]

Awards[edit]

In his TV career, he won 12 Logie Awards.[3]

Later career[edit]

Sharratt moved to Los Angeles and was one of the owners and Executive Producers for Associated Television, where he worked at various times with several actors, including Roger Moore, Robert Stack, and Lee Majors.[3]

He died in Los Angeles on 27 May 2009 from a heart attack.

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