Trisha Noble

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Jobal Naberrie on Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith


2/3/1944, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Patricia Ann Ruth Noble was born on February 3, 1944 in Sydney, Australia to a popular Australian theater family. Her father, Buster Noble, was a well known comedian, singer and dancer, and her mother, Helen de Paul, was a noted choreographer and producer. At the age of six, she performed on the Saturday radio program, Anthony Horden's Children's Party. She also worked in her parents' stage productions and their variety show. At age 14, Patsy Ann became one of the youngest qualified ballet teachers in Australia. Around the same time, she graduated from high school and joined her parents' theatrical troupe on a year-long tour of Australia. As members of International Follies, her mother was straight woman to her father's comedy and Patsy Ann was the show's lead singer and dancer. In 1960, at the age of 16, she made her first television appearance as a guest-star on one of Australia's well-known TV shows, Keith Walshe's Youth Show . Impressed with the youngster, Brian Henderson, the Australian equivalent to Dick Clark, immediately signed her as a regular on his show, Bandstand. Her stint as a member of the "Bandstand Family" gave her constant television exposure and cemented her popularity with Australian teens. Around the same time, Patsy Ann signed a deal with the HMV label and issued her debut single, `I Love You So Much It Hurts'/`Like I'm in Love', in November 1960. She issued three more singles on HMV: `Busy Lips'/`It's Always the Way' (January 1961), `Good Looking Boy'/`The Guy Who Can Mend a Broken Heart' (November) and `Once in a Lifetime'/`Don't Love and Run' (March 1962). `Good Looking Boy' became her biggest hit when it reached #6 in Melbourne and #16 in Sydney. In 1961, she released the LP, 'Just For You' on HMV and was the winner of the first Logie Award for the Best Female Singer on Australian Television. She followed that with a successful acting debut at the Independent Theatre, Sydney, playing the lead role of Carmel in The Grotto. She also played the title role of Alice in the Phillip Street Theatre production of Alice in Wonderland. Shortly thereafter, Patsy Ann and her mother left for London to further her career. She launched her British career in 1963 and shared her first BBC radio show with The Beatles, with whom she appeared with many times on British television. During this period, she recorded for EMI (England and France) with several chart successes and performed at the London Palladium and at the Olympia Theatre in Paris. By 1965, she had turned to acting, taking the role of Francesca in the British thriller Death is a Woman. She toured England with Cliff Richard and then began to work on English television in dramatic and variety shows, including the Dave King Show. In 1967, she married law student, Allan Sharpe. During that year, she dyed her hair blonde, changed her stage name from Patsy Ann to Trisha and continued to work in British TV and film. In her early 20s, she appeared on an Englebert Humperdinck musical special and was seen by an American producer who signed her to star in his London Playgirl Revue at the Las Vegas Sands Hotel. After a six-month engagement, she moved to Los Angeles and made her home there, making guest appearances on Night Gallery, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, and other programs. Trisha returned to Australia briefly in the early 70s, and starred in the stage musical, Sweet Charity. After seven years of marriage, she and Allan divorced and she threw herself into her work. Upon her return to the United States, she worked extensively in television series, miniseries, and feature films. Appearances in The Rockford Files, Fantasy Island, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Matt Houston, The Love Boat, Executive Suite, Flamingo Road, and Hart to Hart are a few of her many credits. In 1976 she wed American fashion model, Scott MacKenzie and the following year gave birth to their son, Patrick. But, after four years of marriage, the couple divorced in 1980. Despite personal setbacks, Trisha's acting career continued to thrive as she co-starred with Don Knotts and Tim Conway in the feature film, The Private Eyes and she landed the role of Detective Rosie Johnson in the 1981 Aaron Spelling / Robert Stack police drama, Strike Force. In 1983 her father, Buster, had a heart attack and was not expected to live long. At that point, Trisha made a difficult and life changing decision. She decided to leave her successful acting career in Hollywood to returned home to Australia to be with her family. She enjoyed seven years with her father before his death in July 1990. During those years, she stayed out of the limelight and was credited with just a few guest-starring roles, including the1986 Australian mini-series, Body Business. In 1985, Trisha married pharmaceutical scientist, Peter Field, and started the mineral-water business, Noble Beverages. Several years later, though, her third marriage ended in divorce and the business fell on hard times. At that point, Trisha decided to sell the business and get back to her first love -- show business. In 1997 a 25-song CD collection of her early 1960s recordings was released. The Story of Patsy Ann Noble: Hits & Rarities contains such selections as 'Sour Grapes', 'Accidents Will Happen', and 'Heartbreak Avenue.' In early 2000 Trisha graciously lent her voice to the battle against child sexual abuse by recording the song, 'Somebody Knows (Breaking the Silence)', as a fundraising effort for the Australian organization, People's Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse. In August she filmed a small role in the CBS miniseries, Blonde, which aired in the U.S. on May 13th and 16th, 2001 and she was cast in a secret role in George Lucas' upcoming film, Star Wars: Episode II, due for release in 2002. Shortly thereafter, Trisha was cast to co-star with David Campbell in the musical, SHOUT! in the role of Thelma O'Keefe, mother of Australian rock 'n roll star, Johnny O'Keefe. The musical opened January 4, 2001 in Melbourne, Australia to rave reviews. Trisha also received several glowing reviews for her work in this role. The cast recording of SHOUT! was released in March and the musical has continued to excite and entertain theatre goers as it successfully tours Australia. Just after her March 18, 2001 performance in SHOUT!, the Australian television show, This Is Your Life, gave Trisha a special tribute. Friends and family came literally from all over to honor her life and her contributions to the field of entertainment. Today, Trisha's career is thriving. She is co-starring in a successful stage musical and there is a renewed interest in her music. To top it all, she was nominated in May for an Australian Entertainment "MO" Award in the category: Female Musical Theatre Performer of the Year for her role in SHOUT! With all this recent activity, fans can certainly look forward to seeing and hearing more about Trisha this new millennium!moreless

    Birth Name:

    Patricia Ann Ruth Noble

    Birth Place:

    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    Also Known As

    Patsy Ann Noble