Thursday, December 06, 2007

"Allow me to be the best judge of that!"

Thelma Scott

At tonight's L'Oreal Paris 2007 AFI Awards (for the Australian Film Institute), the late Thelma Scott will be honoured in a montage of recent passings. The Australian actress and radio star was also beloved by "Number 96" fans as "Mrs Claire Houghton of Point Piper" and the screen mother of Bev (portrayed by Abigail, below left, and later by Victoria Raymond), during the 70s. The b/w picture of Thelma (above) being used in the montage was supplied by yours truly.

I was fortunate to meet Miss Scott several times. The word "formidable" always comes to mind, but only in the nicest ways. She was also a delight to talk to, and very articulate on a range of issues. I know she is missed by her many friends and fans.

Thelma Scott with cast

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