Patti Newton

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Patti Newton
Patti and Lauren Newton at the 2011 Logie Awards.jpg
Patti and Lauren Newton (2011)
Born Patricia Anne McGrath
(1945-02-04) 4 February 1945 (age 72)
Melbourne, Australia
Spouse(s) Bert Newton (since 1974)
Children Matthew Newton, Lauren Newton

Patti Newton AM (born Patricia Anne McGrath on 4 February 1945) is an Australian entertainer and radio and television presenter.


Prior to her marriage, Newton worked under the name "Patti McGrath", when she appeared on programs such as the Tarax Show and The Graham Kennedy Show. In 1967 she won the Logie Award for Most Popular Female in Victoria.[1] She has appeared in many stage shows, and has made television appearances on Good Morning Australia and the Logie Awards.

Patti Newton has been married to fellow Australian entertainer Bert Newton since 9 November 1974, and often appears with him. Bert Newton sometimes refers to her as "Patricia Anne Therese Bernadette McGrath Newton". She is the mother of Lauren and Matthew Newton.

Patti Newton is a regular on 3AW's Nightline program with Philip Brady and Simon Owens, Monday nights from 10.15 pm – 11.00 pm AEST.

In 2007 Newton was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars and Deal or No Deal.

Her first grandchild was born to daughter Lauren on 19 January 2008.

On 16 May 2008 Newton was robbed at Chadstone Shopping Centre, in suburban Melbourne while she was at a cafe. A bag containing a diary, cash and jewellery inherited from her mother was stolen.[2] Some of the items were recovered days later, and two people were later charged over the theft.[3]

In 2012 Patti Newton was one of the 12 celebrities to take part in Season 2 of The Celebrity Apprentice Australia. She was 'fired' after Task 5 which involved the team she was part of (Team Fortune) taking part in a semi-nude publicity-stunt for the We Care charity. Patti effectively chose to leave when she requested to be the one who was fired.


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