Prisoner actress Betty Bobbitt has died at age 81, her son confirmed in a social media post.Bobbitt, who starred as Judy Bryant in the Australian cult TV series, died on November 30 after suffering from a stroke.”Sadly Mum passed away this morning at 1…
Prisoner actress Betty Bobbitt has died at age 81, her son confirmed in a social media post.
Bobbitt, who starred as Judy Bryant in the Australian cult TV series, died on November 30 after suffering from a stroke.
"Sadly Mum passed away this morning at 10:20 am after 5 nights in hospital. She was peaceful and in no pain. Thank you for your support and apologies if I can't respond to everyone but I will try. I will post more later," her son Christopher Hill wrote in a Facebook post.
On November 29, Hill informed fans that his mother wasn't expected to recover since her "massive stroke."
"We are hugely devastated and struggling to come to terms with such a sudden event. My mum has been a legend, an inspiration, a mentor and icon for so many. She is comfortable and not in any pain that we can tell, but the prognosis is not good. She is not expected to recover," her son Christopher Hill wrote days before her death.
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Bobbitt starred as Judy Bryant on Prisoner from 1980 to 1985, making Judy one of the program's longest-running characters.
The actress was originally born in New York City but moved to Australia to pursue a career on the small screen. She also was a fixture on Aussie TV shows in the '60s like A Country Practice, The Flying Doctors, All Saints, Marshall Law, and Blue Heelers.
She had film credits opposite Paul Hogen in Crocodile Dundee II (1988), Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001), and The Very Excellent Mr Dundee (2020).
Bobbitt is survived by her husband, Australian artist Robin Hill, and their son Christopher.
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