News on actress Carmen Duncan is breaking today as to her passing as to cancer. Born 7th July 1942 Duncan was known over her years in many TV series and films with a career that spanned over 50 years.

She was nominated for the AFI Award for Best Actress for the 1980 film Harlequin. Don’t Let It Get To You was another film she is known for.

Her other film appearances include Touch and Go (1980) and Turkey Shoot (1982)
She went on to play Iris Wheeler on the American soap opera Another World from 1988 to 1994.

She graduated in 1961 from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney. Duncan is known to Australian audiences as a character actress in television, stage and films, as well as having appeared in television commercials.

Her television roles included the series Hunter (1967) and she appeared in the evening soap opera Number 96 playing Helen Sheridan in 1973. From there, a role on the soap Certain Women followed. She later had an ongoing role in Skyways, and guest starred in several episodes of A Country Practice as Rowena Elliott, Terence Elliott’s wife.

Duncan resided in Sydney and was a mother of two adult children, Duncan and Amelia. Her younger sister is actress Paula Duncan.

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