1 January 1920
Bondi, New South Wales, Australia
|Died||9 September 1992
|Other names||"Phooey" Fennell|
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, writer|
Scriptwriter and Author
As Phooey Fennel he scripted and starred in the popular radio series Life With Dexter during the 1950s and 1960s, and also wrote a series of books collecting the scripts of the radio show including Life with Dexter, Dexter Loses His Head, Dexter Sings, More Life with Dexter, My Third Life with Dexter, The Desert Island Wreckers, Dexter's Court, Dexter's Fit, Dexter Gets the Point, Car-razy Life with Dexter, Dexter and Ashleigh Muddle On and Dexter Detects. Fennell also wrote a book of poetry and humorous sketches entitled Mad Stuff.
On television, he played Arthur Simmonds on a recurring basis in "The Young Doctors" from 1976-8, and also popped into "Sons and Daughters" as Spider Webb in the mid-1980s. He regularly appeared in A Country Practice in various roles.
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