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Molly Meldrum

Biography

Important Australian music journalist and producer that has produced hit singles like “GENUINE” for Russell Morris. He published for the pop music publication Go-Set for pretty much ten years before getting the inventor and host from the wildly well-known music Television show Countdown. He got his begin in the music business like a roadie for the music group The Groop. His creation of Russell Morris’ “GENUINE” price $10,000, rendering it the priciest single ever stated in Australia compared to that stage. His younger sibling Brian is usually a former sports activities journalist. His youngest sibling Robert is usually a movie director and acting professional. He continues to be close friends with Skyhooks guitarist Crimson Symons.

Quick Facts


Full Name Molly Meldrum
Date Of Birth January 29, 1943
Place Of Birth Australia
Profession Music Producer
Nationality Australian
Parents Robert Meldrum, Isobel Meldrum
Siblings Brian Meldrum, Robert Meldrum
Partner Yan Wongngam, Yan Wongngam
Awards Logie Awards Hall of Fame, Logie Special Award
Movies Mary and Max
TV Shows Hey Hey It's Saturday
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1Honored with a 60¢ Australian commemorative postage stamp in the Living Legends series, issued 18 January 2013. Other performers honored in this issue were John Farnham, 'Paul Kelly (III)', Kylie Minogue, Olivia Newton-John, AC/DC, Cold Chisel, INXS, Men at Work, and The Seekers.
2Critically injured in a fall at home December 15th 2011. According to media reports Meldrum was placing Christmas decorations up around his spa and fell 3 meters down stairs surrounding the spa breaking several ribs, puncturing his lung and cracking his skull.
3Former record producer, produced landmark Australian single - The Real Thing, by Russell Morris
4A former member of MENSA
5Won $500,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: The Entertainers (2003). No contestant has ever gone higher in the Australian edition, and Molly was the first celebrity to ever reach that amount. The money went to charity.


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Countdown1974TV Series talent coordinator - 8 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
City Homicide2010TV SeriesRestaurant Patron
Mary and Max2009Homeless Man (voice)
Shock Jock2002TV Series
Rove1999TV SeriesCelebrity in Danger
Sweet and Sour1984TV SeriesAnnouncer
At Last... Bullamakanka: The Motion Picture1983The Priest
Homicide1966TV SeriesParty Guest

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Molly2016TV Mini-Series consulting producer - 2 episodes
Popstars2000/ITV Series producer - 2004-
Countdown Revolution1989TV Series producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Molly: The Real Thing2016TV Movie documentary thanks
Dogs in Space1986thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Molly2016TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Sandy Roberts Presents: The Wordsmith2015TV MovieHimself
Blood and Thunder: The Sound of Alberts2015TV Mini-Series documentaryBroadcaster
Dirty Laundry Live2014TV SeriesHimself
Packed to the Rafters2013TV SeriesHimself
The Sunset Six2013Himself
ABBA: Bang a Boomerang2013DocumentaryHimself (as Molly Meldrum)
Telethon2005-2012TV SeriesHimself
Dancing with the Stars2006-2011TV SeriesHimself
Mother of Rock Lillian Roxon2010DocumentaryHimself
52 Annual TV Week Logie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The 7PM Project2010TV SeriesHimself
Remembering Nigel2009Himself
Beauty and the Geek Australia2009TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Hey Hey it's Saturday: The Reunion2009TV MovieHimself
Spicks and Specks2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
Molly's Cash Quiz2009TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Australian Music Community Presents: Sound Relief2009/IITV Special documentaryHimself
Australia Unites: The Victorian Bushfire Appeal2009TV MovieHimself
Comedy Slapdown2008TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Countdown to 111 Hits2008TV MovieHimself - Host
This Is Your Life2008TV SeriesHimself
Sunrise2004-2008TV SeriesHimself
Weekend Sunrise2006-2008TV SeriesHimself
Countdown Spectacular 22007TV MovieHimself - Host
Countdown Spectacular2006TV MovieHimself
Australian Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest Presenter
Deal or No Deal2006TV SeriesHimself
Crown Australian Celebrity Poker Challenge2006TV SeriesHimself
The Glass House2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
Australia Unites: Reach Out to Asia2005TV MovieHimself, Correspondent
Good Morning Australia2004TV SeriesHimself
Hamish & Andy2004TV SeriesHimself
Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal 20042004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Panel2003TV SeriesHimself
Bark-Off2003TV SeriesHimself
Merrick & Rosso Unplanned2003TV SeriesHimself
Greeks on the Roof2003TV SeriesHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2003TV SeriesHimself
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton2003TV SeriesHimself
The 16th Annual ARIA Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Behind the Music2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Popstars2000/ITV SeriesHimself - Judge (2004)
The House of Hits2000TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Drum1997TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Blankety Blanks1996TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
Hey Hey, It's Saturday1988-1996TV SeriesHimself
Breaking News1994TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show1993TV SeriesHimself
Silence of the Hams1992TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Pugwall1991TV SeriesHimself
Queen: Magic Years, Volume Three - A Visual Anthology1987DocumentaryHimself (as Molly Meldrum)
Neighbours1986TV SeriesHimself
The INXS: Swing and Other Stories1985Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Countdown1980-1985TV SeriesHimself - Presenter / Himself - Host
The Story of Johnny O'Keefe1985TV SeriesHimself
Sunbury1972Himself - Interviewer
Uptight1968TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Today2011TV SeriesHimself
Queen: Days of Our Lives2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Countdown Interviewer
Dancing with the Stars2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2006TV SeriesHimself
20 to 12005TV Series documentaryHimself
Neighbours: A 10th Anniversary Celebration1995Video documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Hall of FameLogie Awards
1985Special Achievement AwardLogie AwardsFor outstanding contribution to the Australian music industry and encouragement of talent.


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