Vale Carmen Duncan
Carmen Duncan, the legendary Australian actress and ambassador for the Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation (AGCF) died on February 3rd, 2019, after a long battle with cancer.. She was 76 years of age.
Carmen graduated from the National Institute for the Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in 1961 and had a stellar career in film, television and on stage, spanning more than 50 years. In 1980, Carmen was nominated for the AFI Award for Best Actress for the film Harlequin. Other films included, Don’t Let It Get to You, Touch and Go, and Turkey Shoot. As recently as 2018, she had a role in the film Hotel Mombai. For several years she was the Treasurer for Actors Equity.
Her greatest acting success was on television. In Australia, she had roles in many series, including Hunter, Number 96, Certain Women, Skyways, A Country Practice, Division 4, and Homicide. In the mid 1980’s, Carmen moved to the United Sates, where she again had great success. She won a leading role in the daytime soap opera Another World, which she played between 1988 and 1994. She was nominated for the prestigious Emmy Award twice for role playing “Iris” in Another World.