Ray Barrett

Raymond Charles "Ray" Barrett (2 May 1927 – 8 September 2009) was an Australian movie actor. In the 1960s he was a leading actor on British television, where he was best known for his appearances in The Troubleshooters (1965–1971). From the 1970s he appeared in lead and character roles in a number of Australian TV series and films. Barrett was born in Brisbane, Queensland and was educated at Brisbane State High School. He was fascinated by radio from an early age and won an on-air talent competition in 1939. At the age of 12 he won an eisteddfod that was broadcast on 4BH radio, with a musical monologue about a dog named 'Paddy'. This was to set him on a different path from his dream of boat-building. Ray was initiated into Freemasonry in 1949 as an initiate and member of Empire Lodge #197 of the United Grand Lodge of Queensland. He lived on Stradbroke Island in the 1970s. Barrett died, aged 82, at the Gold Coast Hospital in Southport after suffering a brain haemorrhage. He married three times, and left three children. Ray Barrett first appeared on radio in Brisbane, and later in Sydney. In 1954 he moved from Brisbane to Sydney.


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