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Maurie Fields
Born 4 August 1925
Died 18 December 1995 (aged 70)
Occupation Comedian, Television actor
Spouse(s) Val Jellay (1960 - 1995)

Maurie Fields (4 August 1925 - 18 December 1995) was an Australian actor, vaudeville performer and stand-up comedian. He became a well-known face on television thanks to his dramatic roles in Bellbird, The Box, Prisoner (playing the part of "crooked" screw, Len Murphy) and The Flying Doctors. He was also a regular in situation comedy series Bobby Dazzler (1977) and did regular comedy segments on Hey Hey It's Saturday.

He was married to actress Val Jellay, who was also his screen wife in The Flying Doctors. They played publicans Vic and Nancy Buckley.

He is the father of comedian Marty Fields.

He was inducted into the Logie Awards Hall of Fame in 1996. The award was accepted by his wife, Val.

During the first Hey Hey It Saturday Reunion Show, Maurie was rotocaptured into the set so that he was able to do the great Aussie Joke with son Marty.

In popular culture

  • Fields was referenced in an episode of Channel 31 sketch comedy series The Rumpus Room. During a séance to communicate with a character that had been killed off, the 'ghost' of Maurie Fields is accidentally channelled instead.

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