Little, Jeanne

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Name
Little, Jeanne Gender: F
Jeanne Mitchell
born on 11 May 1938 at 14:45 (= 2:45 PM )
Place Sydney, Australia, 33s52, 151e13
Timezone AEST h10e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 19°50' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 13°19 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 01°12'



Jeanne Little

Biography

Australian television and stage entertainer, perennially outrageous, who epitomized camp, known for her screeching whiny voice and trademark line, "helloooOOO dahhhlings!!"

Little made her television debut on the Mike Walsh Show in September 1974, eight and a half months pregnant in gaudy clothes and with a distinctive off-beat sense of humour. Mistaken for a drag queen, the normally gaunt Little was an instant success and soon became a regular performer on the show, her big voice and crazy antics wowing audiences so much that she received three Logie television awards in two years including the Gold in 1976. She spent 15 years on this highly-rated daytime show. In the UK, her appearance on the BBC's Michael Parkinson Show so startled London critics she had the London Evening News saying: "What a woman! With her in the house you wouldn't want a TV." Among overseas guests she has appeared with Phyllis Diller, George Burns and Danny LaRue. Little performed in Sydney in 1988 at the Royal Command Bicentennial Concert before the Prince and Princess of Wales.

Her stage career took off with Jerry's Girls in 1991 when American director, John Frost, teamed Little with Marcia Hines, Debra Byrne and Judi Connelli. Then came Legends with Kerrie Biddell, Toni Lamond and Nancye Hayes at the Sydney Opera House. Her autobiographical one-woman cabaret shows include, Hello Daahling (1992) and Marlene: A Tribute to Dietrich (1995) which toured Australia and the USA to critical acclaim. More of a Little followed in 1998, and then A Tribute to Marilyn Monroe. In her live recording CD, Jeanne Little - At The School of Arts Cafe she talks about her life as a television star and musical theatre performer and sings favourite tunes from her shows. In the late 1990s, through to the mid-2000s, Little appeared as a panellist on television's Beauty & the Beast.

She empathized with her many gay fans by saying that she knew how it felt to be an outcast because she was a stutterer at school. Married to interior decorator, Barrie Little, she had a daughter, Katie, who ran her own graphic arts studio.

In February 2011, it was announced Little was suffering from Alzheimer's disease, which was initially diagnosed in 2009. She died in Sydney on 7 November 2020 at the age of 82.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • business associate/partner relationship with Hines, Marcia (born 20 July 1953)
  • business associate/partner relationship with Walsh, Mike (born 5 March 1938)

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 1971 (Barry Little)
  • Work : Prize 1976 (Gold Logie Award)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1988 (Command performance for Prince and Princess of Wales)
  • Work : New Job 1992 (Autobiographical cabaret show)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 2009 (Alzheimer's disease)
  • Death of Mate 2019 (Barry Little)
  • Death by Disease 7 November 2020 (Alzheimer's, age 82)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Astrologer D.W. Sutton in his "AAA's 50 Australian Charts" which cites Lois E. Ohlsen who quotes Jeanne Little for her data.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Voice/Speech (Screechy whiny voice)
  • Traits : Personality : Attention seeking (Gaudy clothes, off-beat humour, big voice)
  • Traits : Personality : Humorous, Witty
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Alzheimer's/ Senility
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (One lengthy)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (15 years daytime TV)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Skills - singular/specialist
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (Cabaret tours)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Alzheimer's)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (82)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (TV)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Stage and cabaret shows)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Three Logie Awards)