- 24 August 1949
Lameroo, South Australia, Australia
Julie Anthony has gained recognition as one of the most popular entertainers in Australia. She consistently won awards such as Female Variety Performer of the Year, Entertainer of the Year and Most Popular Female Performer during the 1970s and 1980s. She was lead singer in 'The Seekers' from 1989-1991 and performed at the 2000 Olympic Games, which were held in Sydney. A versatile performer, she has played the leading role in musicals such as Irene and the Sound of Music. She is particularly appreciated for her performance of the Australian National Anthem, 'Advance Australia Fair' at national sporting and other occasions. On 31 December 1979, she was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for her services to entertainment and in 1989 Member of the Order of Australia.
Sources used to compile this entry: Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2002, 2020 pp. pp. 143-44..