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Humphries, Barry John (17-02-1934)
Category: Entertainer

Born in Camberwell in February 1934 and educated at Melbourne Grammar School, Humphries has become one of Australia's most accomplished and interesting artists excelling on the stage and screen.

After matriculating from Melbourne University Humphries spent some time working with the then newly formed Melbourne Theatre Company. In 1956, he created the character of Mrs. Everage, a Moonee Ponds housewife who has since become the internationally acclaimed Dame Edna Everage.

Humphries left Australia for London in 1959 and commenced a very successful season playing Fagan in "Oliver". His career from there has blossomed on stage, film, television and the fine Arts.

Humphries is currently married to Lizzie Spender, the daughter of British poet Sir Stephen Spender, and has two sons and two daughters.

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