Lorrae Desmond spent the weekend honouring the Aussie soldiers who went to Vietnam. She was at the wreath laying ceremony in Sydney’s Martin Place on Saturday, Vietnam Veteran’s Day and drove up to the Blue Mountains on Sunday for another commemoration.
Today she is meeting a veteran visiting Sydney from South Australia. He is one of the many former soldiers who have sought her out in the decades since she first performed with the ABC Big Band in Saigon in 1967.
Desmond is Australia’s first female Gold Logie winner – she won for the Lorrae Desmond Show in the 1960s. She has won numerous awards since including a “best supporting” Logie for her beloved character “Shirl” in the long running Seven drama, A Country Practice.
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