Anne Wills

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Anne Wills

Born (1944-10-03) 3 October 1944 (age 74)
NationalityAustralian
Other namesWillsy
OccupationTelevision presenter
Years active1964–present
EmployerNine Network
Spouse(s)
  • Graham Smith
    (m. 1970; div. 1974)
  • Michael Fenwick
    (m. 1976; died 1980)
  • Peter Robinson
    (m. 1988; div. 1995)
    [1]

Anne Shirley "Willsy" Wills OAM (born 3 October 1944) is an Australian television and radio personality based in Adelaide. Wills holds the record for the most number of Logies won by a person in the history of the awards, winning 19 Most Popular State Personality Logies, and one as producer of Clapperboard.

Biography[edit]

Wills was born in Wangaratta, Victoria in 1944. When she was three years old, her family moved to Ocean Island in the Pacific Ocean, now known as Banaba Island and part of Kiribati, and lived there until the family moved to Adelaide in 1963.[1]

Wills was spotted by Channel 9 executives during the 1964 Telethon Quest, and was offered the job of weather girl on NWS9, beginning in July 1965.

As well as appearing on a number of national television programmes such as In Melbourne Tonight[citation needed], Beauty And The Beast, The Bert Newton Show and Good Morning Australia, Wills has presented and appeared on many Adelaide based TV programs, including Adelaide Tonight, The Penthouse Club, AM Adelaide, Movie Scene, Christmas Telethon, Pot Luck and Close Up with Willsy. She was also the weather presenter for SAS for a number of years and, as of November 2013, has a regular weekly afternoon segment on Adelaide AM radio station FiveAA, featuring celebrity gossip.

Wills is known for her love of over-the-top earrings. Wills also commonly appears in pub quiz nights

Awards and recognition[edit]

Year Award Category
1968 TV Week Logie Award South Australia: Best Female Personality[2]
1969 TV Week Logie Award South Australia: Best Female Personality[2]
1970 TV Week Logie Award South Australia: Best Female Personality[3]
1971 TV Week Logie Award South Australia: Most Popular Female[3]
1972 TV Week Logie Award South Australia: Most Popular Female[3]
1973 TV Week Logie Award South Australia: Most Popular Female[3]
1974 TV Week Logie Award South Australia: Most Popular Female[4]
1975 TV Week Logie Award South Australia: Most Popular Female[4]
1981 TV Week Logie Award South Australia: Most Popular Female[5]
1981 TV Week Logie Award South Australia: Most Popular Show[not in citation given]
1982 TV Week Logie Award South Australia: Most Popular Female[6]
1983 TV Week Logie Award South Australia: Most Popular Female[7]
2018 Medal of the Order of Australia South Australia: For services to broadcasting (2018 Queen's Birthday Honours

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Penberthy, David (28 July 2012). "Anne Wills reflects on her remarkable life". Adelaide Now. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Logie Awards". Australian Television Information Archive. 1966-1969. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "Logie Awards". Australian Television Information Archive. 1970-1973. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Logie Awards". Australian Television Information Archive. 1974-1977. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  5. ^ "1981 – The Logie Awards". Yahoo!7. Archived from the original on 23 April 2014.
  6. ^ "1982 – The Logie Awards". Yahoo!7. Archived from the original on 23 April 2014.
  7. ^ "1983 – The Logie Awards". Yahoo!7. Archived from the original on 22 April 2014.

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