Noeline Brown will soon be celebrating her 49th year in show business. She started her professional career on stage in revue and music hall and enjoyed early success on television with the iconic Mavis Bramston Show, followed by the hit comedy series My Name’s McGooley, What’s Yours? She also starred in The Naked Vicar Show on radio, stage and television, where she met her husband the writer/producer Tony Sattler. A Logie winner, she has appeared in many TV programs including Would You Believe?, Daily at Dawn, Blankety Blanks with Graham Kennedy, Beauty and the Beast and most recently the popular Dancing with the Stars, where, to her amazement, she and her partner Carmelo Pizzino made it all the way to the semi-finals. Noeline was playing for one of her charities – Starting Points. She also walked away with $125,000 for the same charity when she was the winner of a celebrity special of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? She also made fifty thousand dollars for the Actors’ Benevolent Fund of NSW, by winning Channel 7’s Celebrity Spelling Bee.
Noeline’s great love has always been the theatre and she is well known for her work in comedy and musicals. For thee years between 2003 to 2006 she toured in Peta Murray’s charming two-hander, Wallflowering. She and her co-star Doug Scroope performed the play in 85 towns and cities around Australia. In 2006 she also appeared in the film Razzle Dazzle.
In 2008 Noeline won the Norman Kessell award for her portrayal of Florence Foster Jenkins in Glorious at the Ensemble Theatre in Sydney. In 2009 she starred in a two-hander called Duets at the Ensemble with her good friend Barry Creyton. She appears regularly on Richard Glover’s Thank God It’s Friday program on ABC radio and also on many comedy television programs including Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation and Spicks & Specks.
In April 2008, Noeline was appointed Australia’s first Ambassador for Ageing by the Federal Government and is currently enjoying that role. She has also been an Australia Day Ambassador for the past 11 years.
Noeline and her husband Tony Sattler have lived in the Southern Highlands for 35 years and they run their production company, Wintergreen from home. Her autobiography, Noeline – Longterm Memoir was published in 2005 by Allen & Unwin and made the best-seller list.