Don Crosby

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Merlin (Don Crosby) by Douglas Baulch 1963.JPG
Don Crosby - Portrait by Douglas Baulch - 1963
Born 29 October 1924
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died 3 December 1985(1985-12-03)
Potts Point, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australian
Education Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London
Occupation Actor, Radio Producer
Partner(s) Elizabeth Teresa Glover
Parent(s) Joseph Alexander (Marshall) Crosby and Teresa King

Don Crosby (29 October 1924 – 3 December 1985) was one of Australia's most distinguished actors and radio producers, with a career spanning stage, film, radio and television. He urged the use of Australian actors where possible and spoke out against cuts in ABC funding. In 1980 he was awarded an OAM, and in 1985 he received the Australian Film Institute's Longford Lyell Award for services to the industry. He was president of Actors Equity of Australia from 1976 until his death in 1985.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ "Don Crosby, stage and film actor and union activist". The Sydney Morning Herald, p. 23. Dec 4, 1985. 
  2. ^ "The Australian Dictionary of Biography". Australian National University. 2007. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Don Crosby (I) (1924–1985)". Internet Movie Database. May 2013.