Bert Newton was an Australian media personality know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Partner, Children and Cause of Death
|Birthdate ( Age)||23 July 1938|
|Place of Birth||Fitzroy, Australia|
|Spouse/Partner||Patti Newton (m. 1974)|
|Children||Matt Newton, Lauren Newton|
|Parents||Gladys Newton, Joseph Newton|
|Education||St Joseph’s Marist Brothers Roman Catholic college|
|Profession||Australian media personality|
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
|Last Update||October 2021|
Albert Watson Newton, AM, MBE was an Australian media personality. He was a Logie Hall of Fame inductee, quadruple Gold Logie award-winning entertainer and radio, theatre and television personality/presenter. Newton hosted the Logie Awards ceremony on seventeen occasions.
Newton was known for his association with both the Nine Network and Ten Network, in numerous shows including: In Melbourne Tonight, New Faces, Good Morning Australia, 20 to 1 and Bert’s Family Feud.
Early Life and Family
Newton was born in Fitzroy, an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, to Joseph (Joe) and Gladys Newton. He had three brothers (Tom, Jack and Bob) and a sister (Alice). He was educated at St Joseph’s Marist Brothers Roman Catholic college. In his early years he had thoughts of entering the priesthood and remained an active Roman Catholic.
Bert Newton Wife
In 1974, Newton married Patti McGrath who he worked with on television.The Newtons had two children, son Matthew and daughter Lauren. Matthew Newton is an actor who has appeared in a number of Australian films and television dramas.Lauren Newton married swimmer Matt Welsh.
Bert Newton Net Worth
Albert Watson Newton, AM, MBE was an Australian media personality has an estimated Net Worth around $2 Million in 2021.
Newton’s first paid radio appearance was as a schoolboy on Melbourne radio station 3XY on 10 June 1952, doing advertisements dressed as a clown with Doug McKenzie, later to become “Zag” in Zig and Zag.Newton began his television career in 1957 at Melbourne’s HSV-7, hosting The Late Show.For several years Newton worked with former manager Mason Jarrett whilst trying to find work on numerous television stations.
Newton left HSV-7 and went to GTV-9 in early 1959 to host a daytime television program In Melbourne Today.After appearing in a live commercial on In Melbourne Tonight with his friend Graham Kennedy at Easter 1959, he began to make regular appearances on the show and assumed hosting duties on some episodes. This began a lifelong association with Kennedy.In 1959–1960 he hosted The Bert Newton Show (later re-titled Hi-Fi Club) on GTV-9, a series aimed at teenagers.
In 1960 and 1961, Newton, along with Graham Kennedy, appeared in the national Graham Kennedy’s Channel 9 Show (a one-night-a-week national version of IMT). In January 1962, the show was cancelled and replaced by the similar The Channel 9 Show, hosted by Newton.Newton’s stage appearances included Professor Marvel/the Wizard of Oz in The Wizard of Oz, Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast, Franz Liebkind in The Producers and Max in The Sound of Music.
In October 2008, it was announced that Newton would be taking over the role of The Wizard in the Melbourne production of the musical Wicked, after the sudden death of Rob Guest.He played his first performance on 12 November 2008. The production closed on 9 August 2009 and transferred to Sydney from 12 September 2009.
Newton continued to play the role on the national tour, which began in January 2011, opposite Lucy Durack as Glinda, Jemma Rix as Elphaba, David Harris as Fiyero and Maggie Kirkpatrick as Madame Morrible. In 2011 he was part of the Australian cast performing Wicked in Singapore. Altogether, Newton had a three-year run in this show.
In July 2012 Newton joined the Melbourne cast of Annie for a few weeks, taking over the role of President Roosevelt from Alan Jones.In March 2013 it was announced that Newton would be returning to the stage in producer John Frost’s production of Grease The Musical which commenced in August 2013. Newton played disc jockey Vince Fontaine.Newton played the narrator in the 2015 Australian production of The Rocky Horror Show
Cause of Death
In November 2012, Newton underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery having been admitted to hospital twice in the twelve months prior.Having suffered a bout of pneumonia, Newton was admitted to Epworth Hospital several times in March and April 2017.Newton suffered from a toe infection he acquired in late 2020. One of his legs was amputated below the knee in May 2021.Newton died on 30 October 2021. He was 83 years old.