Limb, Bobby

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Limb, Bobby Gender: M
born on 10 November 1924 at 08:05 (= 08:05 AM )
Place Adelaide, Australia, 34s55, 138e35
Timezone ASST h9e30 (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 17°16' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 29°24 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 03°25'


Australian TV entertainer of the 1960s and 1970s he won several awards for his work on Australian television.He promoted younger stars and founded "The Showman Limited" to showcase young talent in on-the-road tours.

A saxophonist, he joined an Australian big band in 1946 and four years later became the country's youngest band leader. After his 1958 marriage to a talented singer, he and his wife moved to England where he made a name for himself on television as a musician and preseter for Benny Hill's Showcase, a popular TV show. When they returned to Australia, he was asked to assemble a 90-minute television show in celebration of the station's anniversary.His success resulted in his own show on which his wife did comic sketches. The pair acted on live stage as well.

He and his wife Dawn had one daughter. In 1967 he was diagnosed with cancer. In the late 1970s, he and his wife separated for 14 months after 20 years of marriage in what he called one of the most difficult periods of his life. In 1983 he suffered financial losses from entertainment ventures like the development of the Sydney Harbor Showboat. Shortly thereafter he had a religious experience that deepened his faith and enriched his life.

He died September 11, 1999 of complications from diabetes.

Dawn suffered from emphysema and died suddenly on January 1, 2006 in Sydney.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Job 1946 (With an Australian band)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1958 (To Dawn)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1967 (Cancer)
  • Financial : Worst Period 1983 (Financial setbacks from business ventures)
  • Death by Disease 11 September 1999 (From complications of diabetes, age 74)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Judy Judd's book, "Life and Limb" (Sydney: Horwitz Grahame, 1987), p. 1.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Diabetes/ Hypoglycemia
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (one)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist