Maurice "Maurie" Fields (4 August 1926 – 18 December 1995) 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") 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.
4 August 1926
Manly, New South Wales.
|Died||18 December 1995 69) (aged|
|Other names||Maurice Fields|
|Spouse(s)||Dorothy Field, Val Jellay (1960–95)|
|Children||4 including Marty Fields|
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