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Veteran entertainer honoured to be recognised




The 91-year-old Gold Coast resident, famed for her role in long-running soap A Country Practice, has been awarded an AM in the Australia Day honours list for services to the performing arts.The gong adds to the MBE the former cabaret artist received in 1970 at the height of the Vietnam War, in which she found fame entertaining troops in the style of Britain’s World War II songbird, Vera Lynn.Desmond also performed for troops in the Middle East, Malaysia, Singapore, Kenya and Somalia.She…

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