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Ita Buttrose


Journalist and businesswoman who founded Cleo mag and was editor of Australian Women’s Regular. She began functioning when she was 15 years of age as a mag copy female. She was the youngest person to have already been appointed editor from the Regular. She wedded Alasdair Macdonald in 1963 and jointly that they had two kids. She and Bono had been both energetic in humanitarian initiatives related to Helps avoidance and treatment.

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Full Name Ita Buttrose
Date Of Birth January 17, 1942
Place Of Birth Australia
Profession Entrepreneur
Nationality Australian
Spouse Peter Sawyer, Alasdair Macdonald, Peter Sawyer, Alasdair Macdonald
Children Ben Macdonald, Kate Macdonald
Parents Charles Oswald, Mary Clare
Siblings Julian Buttrose
TV Shows Studio 10
Star Sign Capricorn

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1Double Bay, New South Wales, Australia [April 2010]
2She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1979 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to journalism.
3She was awarded the AO (Officer of the Order of Australia) in the 1988 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to the community in the fields of medical education and Health Care.
4She was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to Australian society in business leadership.



Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo2011TV Mini-Series the producers gratefully acknowledge the valuable cooperation and assistance of Ita Buttrose in the making of this series - 2 episodes
Clive James' Postcard from...1991TV Series documentary with thanks to - 1 episode



Julia Zemiro's Home Delivery2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Studio 102014TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host
Australian Story2014TV Series documentaryHerself - archival
The Celebrity Apprentice Australia2011TV SeriesHerself
20 to 12005-2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation2011TV SeriesHerself
Sunrise2008TV SeriesHerself
Today2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Who Do You Think You Are?2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Beauty and the Beast2007TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning Australia2005TV SeriesHerself
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton2004TV SeriesHerself
Clive James' Postcard from...1991TV Series documentaryHerself
We'll Be Back After This Break1980TV MovieHerself

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