Jimmy Hannan Wiki
Jimmy Hannan Bio
|Jimmy Hannan was born on 25th August 1934 and died on 7th January 2019. He was an Australian radio and TV personality, variety show host, singer, entertainer and game show host of the 1960s and 1970s. One of the pioneers of television, he appeared regularly on Graham Kennedy’s variety show In Melbourne Tonight, and later hosted his musical variety show Jimmy, later called Tonight with Jimmy Hannan.|
|Jimmy Hannan Born||
He was born on 25th August 1934, in Australia
|Jimmy Hannan Died||He died on 7th January 2019|
|Jimmy Hannan Cause of Death||Cancer|
|Jimmy Hannan Wife||Joanne Goode (m.1959 – 2019)|
|Jimmy Hannan Wife||They have four children including two daughters (Emily Gillman, Melissa Hannan)|
|Jimmy Hannan Wife||He had an estimated Net Worth of $ 1.4 Million as at the time of his death|
Jimmy Hannan Career
Hannan started his career as an 18-year-old appearing on the early Aussie TV classic Name That Tune in 1956.
Hannan was the host of music show Saturday Date from 1963 until 1967, which featured such performers as Billy Thorpe and Olivia Newton-John. He won the 1965 Gold Logie award for most popular personality on Australian television.
Hannan’s single (“Beach Ball”) featured The Bee Gees as backing vocalists. He worked on radio in Melbourne at The Greater 3UZ where he was a host of game shows such as Name That Tune and Celebrity Squares.
Jimmy Hannan Wife (Joanne Goode), Children
Hannan married his wife, Joanne Goode in 1959 and they have been together until his death. They have four children.
Jimmy Hannan Daughter
One of Hannan’s daughters is Melissa Hannan, won the Miss Australia title in 1981 and was also a competitor in the Miss World held in London.
Jimmy Hannan Death and Cause
Hannan retired from show business at 50 and died on 7th January 2019, aged 84 from cancer in Bellingen, New South Wales.
One of his daughters, Emily Gillman said “He passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer. He was 84 so he had a fantastic life.”
Sad to hear of the passing of a television icon in Jimmy Hannan.
Jimmy was 84. In a stellar career he was recording 13 TV appearances a week plus radio in 3 states including 3UZ in Melbourne, a gold Logie winner as well. He Is survived by his wife and 4 children #RIPJimmy
— Bryan Martin OAM (@bmracingclub) January 7, 2019