Denise Drysdale
Television personality, actress, comedian
Denise Drysdale
Denise Anne Christina Drysdale, is an Australian Gold Logie award winning television personality and comedian. She is often affectionately known as Ding-Dong.
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Moonee Valley hosts free seniors expo - Moonee Valley Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
The expo will include information from local community groups and health specialists, entertainment, refreshments and an appearance by TV personality Denise Drysdale. The expo is at the Moonee Valley Racecourse, Octagonal Room, McPherson Street,
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South Street launches exhibition of the past 120 years - Ballarat Courier
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WHAT do Australian Idol runner-up Anthony Callea, TV personalities Denise Drysdale and Patti Newton, Choir of Hard Knocks director Doctor Jonathon Welch and even Cardinal George Pell have in common? They've all performed at the Royal
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Chrissie's Circle of life - The West Australian
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The Circle co-hosts Denise Drysdale, Yumi Stynes and Gorgi Coghlan offered their congratulations on the show's Facebook page. "Please make welcome the newest edition to The Circle family, Chrissie's new baby... He is a cutie," the post read
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Chrissie swans in for another boy - Sydney Morning Herald
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her talk show co-hosts Denise Drysdale, Yumi Stynes and Gorgi Coghlan posted on Facebook. The former copywriter was the runner-up in the 2003 series of Big Brother before going on to host numerous radio shows. The 37-year-old has been a host on the The
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Cheers to the box chatter kings - Sydney Morning Herald
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OF ALL the boons to society the invention of television brought us - the sitcom, the telethon, Denise Drysdale - perhaps the greatest contribution is in the area of sport. The advent of televised competition changed the world for sporting fans
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Big wigs act up for a good cause - Herald Sun
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Other big names on stage at the Malthouse Theatre were Ita Buttrose, Lillian Frank, Denise Drysdale, Andrew O'Keefe and Mikey Robins. "They're all cool, calm and collected, but they're nervous," producer Tanya Lee said at yesterday's only group
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One Night in Emerald City - The Age
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Williamson has revived the characters from his original play Emerald City 11 and has written special roles to be read by the invited cast, which includes Ita Buttrose, Denise Drysdale, Carl Barron, Ali McGregor and Tobie Puttock
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Leading figures make a jewel of a cast - Herald Sun
Google News - almost 6 years
The cast of the charity one-nighter at South Melbourne's Malthouse Theatre also includes TV's Andrew O'Keefe (Deal Or No Deal) and Denise Drysdale, comics Carl Barron and Mikey Robbins, chef Tobie Puttock and media queen Ita Buttrose
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Chrissie Swan feels chill at Logie Awards - Herald Sun
Google News - almost 6 years
Gold Logie nominee Chrissie Swan was doing her best to hose down talk of a rift between herself and The Circle co-panelist Denise Drysdale. According to Network Ten sources, Drysdale made a statement at an 8.30am production meeting after Logie
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Guide: Royal Wedding 2011 - The Spy Report
Google News - almost 6 years
This will be followed by The Wedding Circle from 9:30-11:00pm with Denise Drysdale, Chrissie Swan, Yumi Stynes and Colin Lane. Reporters Hamish MacDonald, Sandra Sully, Danielle Isdale and Brett Mason will also provide commentary throughout the night
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Bourne's ultimatum - The West Australian
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"She has something going on, she reminds me of someone like a Denise Drysdale, years ago, someone who is genuine but who can be exceedingly funny and is not scared to make a fool of themselves. "She is actually good. She's not just popular
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Hey, big sister - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - almost 6 years
Since early last year, the former advertising writer has been building up a dedicated following on the couch of Ten's morning program with Yumi Stynes, Denise Drysdale and Gorgi Coghlan, as they cajole, empathise, question and giggle their way through
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You Have Been Watching, Thursday April 21 - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - almost 6 years
Adam Richard, Tommy Dean and the delightful Denise Drysdale join host Peter Berner to critique some hilariously dreadful clips from America's Next Top Model, America's Most Smartest Model, Bridalplasty, Toddlers & Tiaras and Little Miss Perfect
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Denise Drysdale
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 66
    In November 2015, it was announced Drysdale would join as permanent co-host of Studio 10 in 2016 after appearing as a regular fill-in presenter, she will share the position with Ita Buttrose
    More Details Hide Details Drysdale has won two Gold Logie awards for Most Popular Female personality on Australian television. In January 2008, Drysdale was awarded the 'Australia Day Citizen of the Year' award by Baw Baw Shire. In 1998, as part of Melbourne's Moomba Festival, Drysdale was crowned Moomba Monarch. Drysdale has two children.
  • 2013
    Age 64
    She reappeared as a special guest on the final episode of The Circle in 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Drysdale regularly performed around Australia on the club circuit, often with her television partner, Ernie Sigley. Drysdale also does regular guest talks around the country.Drysdale was also formerly the face of Melbourne-based furniture chain Bev Marks.
  • 2011
    Age 62
    She remained on the show for two seasons, leaving at the end of the 2011 season.
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  • 2010
    Age 61
    In 2010, Drysdale joined Network Ten's new morning show The Circle alongside Yumi Stynes, Chrissie Swan and Gorgi Coghlan as host.
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  • 2009
    Age 60
    On 7 October 2009 she made an appearance in the second of the Hey Hey It's Saturday reunion specials.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 59
    In 2008, Drysdale released an album entitled What A Wonderful World.
    More Details Hide Details The album contains a remake of the single Hey Paula. Originally a duet with Ernie Sigley, the new version features Mark Trevorrow.
  • FORTIES
  • 1998
    Age 49
    In 1998, Drysdale joined the Seven Network to present her own show for the first time, simply called Denise.
    More Details Hide Details This program lasted four seasons. In 2005, Channel 9 chose Denise as one of the most 50 important people on television for the last 50 years.
  • 1989
    Age 40
    In 1989, Drysdale again teamed up with Ernie Sigley to host In Melbourne Today, and in 1991 began a Sydney version of the show In Sydney Today.
    More Details Hide Details The two programs later merged to a single program: Ernie And Denise. Also in 1989 Denise was asked to fill in on Hey Hey it's Saturday due to Jacki McDonald being ill and subsequently leaving. She stayed with the show for over a year before leaving due to ongoing rumours of a feud between her and host Daryl Somers. Over the years both have denied such rumours. In 1992, Denise returned to host an episode of Hey Hey it's Saturday in Daryl's absence. She also returned for one of the reunion shows in 2009.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1975
    Age 26
    In 1975, Drysdale won the TV Week Gold Logie for the Most Popular Female Personality on Australian TV.
    More Details Hide Details She won her second Gold Logie the following year. In the same period, she also won consecutive Silver Logies. Over the years, Drysdale has appeared regularly on numerous television shows including: The Norman Gunston Show, Celebrity Squares, Young Talent Time, Countdown, Division 4, Homicide and Bellbird. Drysdale has also worked in regional television in Victoria including guest appearances on BTV-6 Ballarat and hosting a morning magazine show on GLV-8 in the 1980s. As an actress, she has appeared in the movies, The Last of the Knucklemen, Snapshot, and Blowing Hot and Cold. On stage, she has appeared in many plays and musicals including: Salad Days, Grease, The Barry Crocker Show, Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Hello, Dolly! in 1994. She also spent two years in Sydney appearing on television shows Weekend Magazine and Beauty and the Beast.
  • 1974
    Age 25
    In 1974, she became Ernie Sigley's barrel girl on The Ernie Sigley Show.
    More Details Hide Details It was here she gained the nickname Ding Dong.
  • 1969
    Age 20
    In 1969, she went to the Far East to entertain American troops.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1967
    Age 18
    Drysdale's popularity led to an invitation to perform for the troops in Vietnam for three weeks in late 1967, along with Patti Newton, the Strangers, and Doug Owen.
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  • 1964
    Age 15
    Photographed at the time by a Channel Nine photographer, Drysdale went on to win the annual Girl of the Year Award with Everybody's in 1964.
    More Details Hide Details At age seventeen, Drysdale joined the new show Kommotion as a go-go girl, becoming Melbourne's first go-go dancer. Despite not having previously sung professionally, Drysdale was invited to tour Australia with Ray Brown & The Whispers. She was then offered a recording contract and appeared in 26 episodes of the ABC's Dig We Must.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1948
    Born
    Born on December 5, 1948.
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