Maurie Fields

Maurice "Maurie" Fields (4 August 1926 – 18 December 1995) [1] Born as Maurice Sheil and changed his name to Maurie Fields. He was an Australian vaudeville performer, actor and stand-up comedian. He became a well-known face on television thanks to his dramatic roles, as the conniving John Quinney in ABC TV's Bellbird, as well as in soap operas on commercial television including Cop Shop, The Box, Prisoner (a small part playing "crooked" screw, Leonard "Len" Murphy, and had previously played "Maurie Parks" a friend of "Faye Quinn"[2]) and in The Flying Doctors, publican Vic Buckley. He was also a regular as Fred Farrell in situation comedy series Bobby Dazzler (1977) and did regular comedy segments on Hey Hey It's Saturday. He was also the editor of the jokes pages of the Australasian Post magazine for many years, a role continued by his son Marty after Maurie's passing. He appeared in retro-capture with his son Marty, in the Hey Hey reunions.

Maurie Fields
Maurice Sheil

4 August 1926
Manly, New South Wales.
Died18 December 1995(1995-12-18) (aged 69)
Melbourne, Australia.
Other namesMaurice Fields
  • Vaudeviilian performer
  • actor
  • comedian
Years active1967-1995
Spouse(s)Dorothy Field, Val Jellay (1960–95)
Children4 including Marty Fields

Personal life

Fields was the son of an accountant and married twice. His first wife was Dorothy and they had three children, Lorraine, Eileen and Alan. He then married the actress Val Jellay, who also portrayed his screen wife in The Flying Doctors. They played publicans Vic and Nancy Buckley. He was the father of comedian Marty Fields.

He died on 18 December 1995, from a heart attack, and was posthumously inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame

Selected filmography


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