Betty Bobbitt dies: Crocodile Dundee and Prisoner Cell Block H star dies aged 81


CDundee rocodile star Betty Bobbit has died aged 81 from a stroke, her family have announced.

Betty starred alongside Paul Hogan in three of the Crocodile Dundee films, but was best known for her work Judy Bryant in Prisoner: Cell Block H.
The actress was born in New York City and traveled to Australia in the early 1960s to work on the Melbourne-based variety show Daly At Night, where she has lived her entire life.
She is survived by her artist husband Robin Hill and their son Christopher.
Her son shared the news of his death on Facebook, writing: “Sadly, mom passed away this morning at 10:20 am after five nights in the hospital.
“She was peaceful and painless. Thanks for your support and apologies if I can’t answer everyone but I will try. I’ll post later. ”
Betty’s son revealed last week that she had been hospitalized after suffering a stroke on his personal Facebook page.
He wrote: “We are extremely devastated and struggling to cope with such a sudden event.
Betty Bobbitt appeared in Prisoner for 429 episodes
/ Betty Bobbitt / Facebook )
“My mom has been a legend, an inspiration, a mentor and an icon to so many people.
“She is comfortable and in no pain that you can tell, but the prognosis is not good. She is not expected to heal. ”
Devastated fans thanked Betty for playing a positive lesbian model on Australian prime-time television for 429 episodes of Prisoner since its debut in 1980.
What started out as a short-term guest role grew into one of the show’s longest over its eight years.
Last year, she made an appearance in Neighbors in a subtle nod to Prisoner for her 40th birthday.


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