Australian Character Actor

John Meillon

  • May 01, 1934 - Aug 10, 1989 (age 55)
  • 5' 10" (1.78 m)
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2005
Over There
TV ShowJul 27, 2005

Over There

Over There was an American action/drama/war television …
Over There was an American action/drama/war television series co-created by Steven Bochco and Chris Gerolmo and produced by 20th Century Fox Television. It premiered in the United States on July 27, 2005 on FX and in Canada on September 6, 2005 on the History Television channel. The series was presented in 16:9 widescreen format in the United States and the United Kingdom, and mastered in high definition.
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1989
John Meillon
PersonalAugust 1989

John Meillon

John Meillon passed away.
Award1989

Longford Lyell Award

Won Longford Lyell Award.
1988
Outback Bound
MovieOct 11, 1988

Outback Bound

A girl from Beverly Hills tries to find her fathers opal mine in the …
A girl from Beverly Hills tries to find her fathers opal mine in the Australian outback.
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Crocodile Dundee II
MovieMay 20, 1988

Crocodile Dundee II

Australian outback expert protects his New York love from …
Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.
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The Everlasting Secret Family
MovieMar 3, 1988

The Everlasting Secret Family

A beautiful, if ambitious and …
A beautiful, if ambitious and amoral, youth is tapped to become the lover of a powerful senator. The young man quickly realizes that he can hold this place, with all its perks, only as long as he is young. He has no other function than being young. With the help of an aged judge, the young man, referred to only as The Lover, contrives a plan to make a change in the way of the world, a plan that will take him years to realize. To succeed, he must manipulate, in subtle and not-so-subtle ways, the senator, his wife, the family chauffeur (who was, when young, a lover), and, by implication, the entire well-planned and controlling everlasting secret family.
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Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nomination1988

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "The Everlasting Secret Family".
AACTA Award
1987
Frenchman's Farm
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MovieDec 15, 1987

Frenchman's Farm

An Australian woman's car breaks down in the country, and …
An Australian woman's car breaks down in the country, and when she goes to get help, she's whisked back in time to 1944 and witnesses a murder. Returning to her car, time reverts to normal, but unable to convince anyone of her story, she investigates the crime herself.
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1986
King Solomon's Mines
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MovieJun 25, 1986

King Solomon's Mines

An animated version of H. Rider Haggard's famous novel from …
An animated version of H. Rider Haggard's famous novel from 1886 about African adventurer Allan Quatermain. Probably the most faithful of all versions.
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The Blue Lightning
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MovieMay 1, 1986

The Blue Lightning

A private investigator (Sam Elliott) battles a criminal (Robert …
A private investigator (Sam Elliott) battles a criminal (Robert Culp) in the Australian outback for the possession of a priceless opal in this all-out action flick.
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Crocodile Dundee
MovieApr 24, 1986

Crocodile Dundee

An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet …
An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City.
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1985
The Man in the Iron Mask
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MovieJul 26, 1985

The Man in the Iron Mask

Teenage boy from a small …
Teenage boy from a small village learns that he is in fact the secret twin brother of the current corrupt king of France. The four musketeers ask him to replace the king, but in a way that no one finds out about the switch.
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1984
The Wild Duck
MovieMay 3, 1984

The Wild Duck

A loving family's world is shattered by an old friend's arrival, …
A loving family's world is shattered by an old friend's arrival, carrying a dark secret.
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Best Supporting Actor
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Nomination1984

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "The Dismissal".
Logie Award
Best Supporting Actor
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Award1984

Best Supporting Actor

Won award for "The Dismissal".
Logie Award
1983
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nomination1983

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "The Wild Duck".
AACTA Award
1982
Heatwave
MovieMar 8, 1982

Heatwave

A planned housing development in the mid 70's designed for an …
A planned housing development in the mid 70's designed for an upstart Cockney immigrant developer, becomes the centre of controversy as tenants and squatters in the older houses refuse to move.
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1981
A Country Practice
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TV ShowNov 18, 1981

A Country Practice

A Country Practice was an Australian television drama …
A Country Practice was an Australian television drama series. At its inception, one of the longest-running of its kind, producer James Davern of JNP Productions, had written the pilot episode and entered a script contest for the Ten Network in 1979. He came third and won a merit award. It ran on the Seven Network for 1,058 episodes at 7.30pm Monday and Tuesday nights from 18 November 1981 to 22 November 1993. It was produced in ATN-7's production facility at Epping, Sydney. After its lengthy run on the Seven Network, just months after its demise it was announced that the serial would be picked up by Network Ten with a mainly new cast and a few old favourites, so A Country Practice 2 debuted in April 1994, the Ten series however was not as successful as its predecessor and was abruptly cancelled in November. The Seven Network series exterior locations were filmed on location in Pitt Town, while, the Network Ten series was filmed on location in Emerald, Victoria.
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1979
Award1979

Best Performance By An Actor In A Majo…

Won award for "Bit Part".
Logie Award
Nomination1979

Best Performance By An Actor In A Majo…

Nominated for "Bit Part".
Logie Award
1978
Shimmering Light
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MovieDec 12, 1978

Shimmering Light

It's been a long time since I watched this but something …
It's been a long time since I watched this but something sparked the memory. Basically a surfer drop out has a run in with his entrepreneurial old man and I think there's something about a surf comp. Thats all folks haha
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1977
The Picture Show Man
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MovieMay 5, 1977

The Picture Show Man

At the beginnings of this centuary a man, his son and a piano …
At the beginnings of this centuary a man, his son and a piano player travel around Australia showing the first silent movies (naturally in black and white). But what they really want is stay at one place and open up a cinema.
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Best Actor in a Leading Role
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Nomination1977

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Nominated for "The Picture Show Man".
AACTA Award
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nomination1977

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Nominated for "The Fourth Wish".
AACTA Award
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Award1977

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Won award for "The Fourth Wish".
AACTA Award
1975
Ride a Wild Pony
MovieNov 2, 1975

Ride a Wild Pony

Scott, a poor farm boy, is given a wild pony from a wealthy …
Scott, a poor farm boy, is given a wild pony from a wealthy ranch owner's herd to ride to and from school. Scott and his pony soon become an inseparable team, until one day the pony ...
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Inn of the Damned
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MovieOct 23, 1975

Inn of the Damned

A Sheriff investigates why the guests at a local hostelry …
A Sheriff investigates why the guests at a local hostelry check in, but never check out.
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Sidecar Racers
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MovieFeb 12, 1975

Sidecar Racers

Two young people pursue their dream of being champion …
Two young people pursue their dream of being champion motorcycle sidecar racers on the Australian speedway circuit.
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Best Individual Performance By An Actor
Award1975

Best Individual Performance By An Actor

Won award for "The Fourth Wish".
Logie Award
Best Individual Performance By An Actor
Nomination1975

Best Individual Performance By An Actor

Nominated for "The Fourth Wish".
Logie Award
1974
The Dove
MovieMay 23, 1974

The Dove

The true story of a 16 year old (Robin Lee Graham, played …
The true story of a 16 year old (Robin Lee Graham, played by Joseph Bottoms) who sailed alone around the world in a 23 foot sloop named "The Dove". On his journey he meets and falls in love with a young woman (Patti Ratteree, played by Deborah Raffin) who is also traveling around the world. The story follows Robin around the world to many beautiful locals, as he grows from a boy to a man, finds himself, and finds the love of his life.
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The Cars That Ate Paris
MovieMay 1, 1974

The Cars That Ate Paris

A small town in rural …
A small town in rural Australia (Paris) makes its living by causing car accidents and salvaging any valuables from the wrecks. Into this town come brothers Arthur and George. George is killed when the Parisians cause their car to crash, but Arthur survives and is brought into the community as an orderly at the hospital. But Paris is not problem free. Not only do the Parisians have to be careful of outsiders (such as insurance investigators), but they also have to cope with the young people of the town who are dissatisfied with the status quo.
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1973
The Evil Touch
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TV ShowJun 19, 1973

The Evil Touch

The Evil Touch is an Australian television series, originally …
The Evil Touch is an Australian television series, originally broadcast in Australia in 1973 and produced by Amalgamated Pictures Australasia in association with Olola Productions Australia. An anthology series, each episode had a self-contained story usually in a thriller or horror style, and often with a twist ending. Subjects explored included the occult, science fiction, murder schemes, and whodunits. Each episode had a new cast of guest actors playing new characters, although several guest stars appeared in more than one episode.
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1972
Sunstruck
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MovieNov 18, 1972

Sunstruck

Stanley Evans is a Welsh teacher who heads to Austalia after …
Stanley Evans is a Welsh teacher who heads to Austalia after an unsuccessful romance. Yearning for the good old days when he was a choral director in Wales, Secombe organizes his Aussie students into a children's choir. Along the way, Secombe finds lasting happiness with down-to-earth local woman.
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Bunny Gibson
MarriageApril 1972

Bunny Gibson

Bunny Gibson was born as Rita Gibson. She is an actress, …
Bunny Gibson was born as Rita Gibson. She is an actress, known for Homicide (1964), Spyforce (1971) and Search for Treasure Island (1998). She was previously married to John Meillon.
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1971
Walkabout
MovieMay 16, 1971

Walkabout

A privileged British family consisting of a mother, a …
A privileged British family consisting of a mother, a geologist father and an adolescent daughter and son, live in Sydney, Australia. Out of circumstance, the siblings, not knowing exactly where they are, get stranded in the Outback by themselves while on a picnic. They only have with them the clothes on their backs - their school uniforms - some meagre rations of nonperishable food, a battery-powered transistor radio, the son's satchel primarily containing his toys, and a small piece of cloth they used as their picnic drop-cloth. While they walk through the Outback, sometimes looking as though near death, they come across an Australian boy who is on his walkabout, a rite of passage into manhood where he spends months on end on his own living off the land. Their largest problem is not being able to verbally communicate. The boy does help them to survive, but doesn't understand their need to return to civilization, which may or may not happen based on what the Australian boy ends up doing.
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Wake in Fright
MovieMay 13, 1971

Wake in Fright

After a bad gambling bet, a schoolteacher is marooned …
After a bad gambling bet, a schoolteacher is marooned in a town full of crazy, drunk, violent men who threaten to make him just as crazy, drunk, and violent.
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1968
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
TV ShowFeb 5, 1968

Skippy the Bush Kangaroo

Skippy the Bush Kangaroo …
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo (known commonly as Skippy) is an Australian television series created by Australian actor John McCallum, Lionel (Bob) Austin and Lee Robinson produced from 1967–1969 (airing from 1968–1970) about the adventures of a young boy and his highly intelligent pet kangaroo, and the various visitors to the fictional Waratah National Park in Duffys Forest, near Sydney.
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1966
They're a Weird Mob
MovieAug 18, 1966

They're a Weird Mob

Nino Culotta is an Italian immigrant who arrived in Australia with …
Nino Culotta is an Italian immigrant who arrived in Australia with the promise of a job as a journalist on his cousin's magazine, only to find that when he gets there the magazine's folded, the cousins done a runner & the money his cousin sent for the fare was borrowed from the daughter of the boss of a local construction firm. So Nino tries to get a job & finishes up ... laying bricks. Nino works hard & makes friends with lots of locals, Nino & Kay argue a lot, Nino & Kay fall in love ... Kay takes Nino to meet 'Daddy' but daddy hates journalists, immigrants and bricklayers (he's now BOSS of a construction firm). Nino starts to win him over with his charm & determination to marry Kay.
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1964
Homicide
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TV ShowOct 20, 1964

Homicide

Homicide was an Australian television police procedural …
Homicide was an Australian television police procedural drama series made by production firm Crawford Productions for the Seven Network. It was the television successor to Crawfords' radio series D24. The "Consummate Homicide cast" includes the four characters that are the best known: Det. Snr. Sgt. David "Mac" MacKay (Leonard Teale), Det. Sgt. Peter Barnes (George Mallaby), Inspector Colin Fox (Alwyn Kurts) and Sen. Det. Jim Patterson (Norman Yemm).
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Guns at Batasi
MovieSep 24, 1964

Guns at Batasi

Regimental Sergeant Major Lauderdale (Sir Richard …
Regimental Sergeant Major Lauderdale (Sir Richard Attenborough) is a by-the-book, strict disciplinarian, who seems like an anachronism in a sleepy peacetime African outpost of the modern British commonwealth. Ridiculed behind his back by his subordinate N.C.O.s, he must play host to a liberal women M.P. making a tour of the base. However, when an ambitious African officer, who happens to be a protegè of the M.P., initiates a coup d'etat against Captain Abraham (Earl Cameron), the lawful African commandant, the resourceful Sergeant Major uses all of his military training to save his men from a certain firing squad.
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633 Squadron
MovieJun 4, 1964

633 Squadron

633 Squadron of the RAF is tasked with an operation that is vital …
633 Squadron of the RAF is tasked with an operation that is vital to the Allied invasion of France. They need to destroy a German base in Norway that is producing fuel for German rockets. It is an incredibly dangerous mission: due to where it is situated, getting to the base will require daring and precise flying and then there's the hordes of anti-aircraft batteries. The Norwegian Resistance are tasked with taking out the AA guns but if anything goes wrong with the plan it will be a suicide mission.
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1963
The Running Man
MovieMay 1, 1963

The Running Man

An Englishman with a grudge against an insurance …
An Englishman with a grudge against an insurance company for a disallowed claim fakes his own death in order but an insurance investigator starts snooping around.
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Cairo
MovieJan 1, 1963

Cairo

A man called Major is in Cairo after being released from a …
A man called Major is in Cairo after being released from a German Prison. He is there to proceed with his plan to steal the jewelry from the King Tutankhamen exhibit at the national gallery. This plan has been on hold since he was jailed. He enlists the help of Willy, Ali, Nicodemos, Kerim and Kuchuk to carry out his detailed 'foolproof' plan. Perhaps the curse of the Pharoahs is more than a superstition because Major soon finds out that while the robbery may be easy, getting out with the jewels may be the hardest part.
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1962
Billy Budd
MovieSep 20, 1962

Billy Budd

H.M.S. Avenger is headed into battle against the French …
H.M.S. Avenger is headed into battle against the French fleet during the Napoleonic Wars, and the dark shadow of two recent mutinies in the English fleet concern Captain Vere (Sir Peter Ustinov). He relies on his cruel and often sadistic Master-at-Arms John Claggert (Robert Ryan) to maintain what he believes to be tenuous order and discipline aboard the ship. When a new seaman, Billy Budd (Terence Stamp), is pressed into service from a passing merchantman, his innocent, happy-go-lucky attitude quickly endears him to his messmates as well as the ship's officers. However, his charismatic naivete seems to bother Claggert, whose perverse depravity makes him resent Billy's good-natured purity, especially after the teenager's promotion to fore-top Captain. The mean-spirited Claggert unfairly plots to put him on report and ultimately perjures himself when he accuses Billy of conspiring to mutiny.
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Operation Snatch
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MovieMar 1, 1962

Operation Snatch

Legend has it that if the famous Barbary Apes leave the Rock …
Legend has it that if the famous Barbary Apes leave the Rock of Gibraltar, it's a sign that the British will lose control of it. During World War II, a British officer is put in charge of the apes. When he detects that the animals' morale is slipping, he hatches a plan to go behind the German lines to "kidnap" a new ape for his charges to lift their spirits before the Germans find out about their condition and use it as propaganda.
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The Valiant
MovieJan 4, 1962

The Valiant

Having placed mines on the hull of a British warship while it is …
Having placed mines on the hull of a British warship while it is safe in harbor during World War II, the two-man crew of an Italian miniature submarine are captured and held prisoner while the crew try and discover the nature of their mission.
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1961
Watch it, Sailor!
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MovieJul 1, 1961

Watch it, Sailor!

A sailor named Albert is late for his own wedding, but a bigger …
A sailor named Albert is late for his own wedding, but a bigger problem occurs when he gets a message from the Navy saying he can't marry for certain legal reasons. Everyone jumps to ...
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The Long and the Short and the Tall
MovieJan 16, 1961

The Long and the Short and the Tall

In 1942, a group of British …
In 1942, a group of British soldiers is sent on a mission in the Malaysian jungle and gets lost into the Japanese controlled zone.
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1960
The Sundowners
MovieDec 8, 1960

The Sundowners

In the Australian Outback, the Carmody family, Paddy …
In the Australian Outback, the Carmody family, Paddy (Robert Mitchum), Ida (Deborah Kerr), and their teenage son Sean (Michael Anderson, Jr.), are sheep drovers, always on the move. Ida and Sean want to settle down and buy a farm. Paddy wants to keep moving. A sheep-shearing contest, the birth of a child, drinking, gambling, and a race horse will all have a part in the final decision.
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1959
On the Beach
MovieDec 17, 1959

On the Beach

In 1964, atomic war wipes out humanity in the northern …
In 1964, atomic war wipes out humanity in the northern hemisphere; one American submarine finds temporary safe haven in Australia, where life-as-usual covers growing despair. In denial about the loss of his wife and children in the holocaust, American Captain Towers meets careworn but gorgeous Moira Davidson, who begins to fall for him. The sub returns after reconnaissance a month (or less) before the end; will Towers and Moira find comfort with each other?
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Thunder of Silence
MovieAug 22, 1959

Thunder of Silence

A live television drama about a middle-aged couple in the …
A live television drama about a middle-aged couple in the American mid-west, who take in a refugee and his daughter.
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One Step Beyond
TV ShowJan 20, 1959

One Step Beyond

Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (also known as One Step …
Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (also known as One Step Beyond) was an American anthology series created by Merwin Gerard. The original series was broadcast for three seasons by the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from January 1959 to July 1961.
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1958
June Salter
MarriageJune 1958

June Salter

June Marie Salter AM (22 June 1932 – 15 September 2001) …
June Marie Salter AM (22 June 1932 – 15 September 2001) was an Australian actress and author prominent in theatre and television, best known for her character roles.
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1957
June Salter
Relationship1957

June Salter

June Marie Salter AM (22 June 1932 – 15 September 2001) …
June Marie Salter AM (22 June 1932 – 15 September 2001) was an Australian actress and author prominent in theatre and television, best known for her character roles.
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1954
Walt Disney anthology television series
TV ShowOct 27, 1954

Walt Disney anthology television series

Walt Disney Productions …
Walt Disney Productions (later The Walt Disney Company) has produced an anthology television series under several different titles since 1954. The original version of the series premiered on ABC on Wednesday, October 27, 1954. The show was broadcast weekly on one of the Big Three television networks until 1990, a 36-year span with only a two-year hiatus in 1984-85. The series was broadcast on Sunday for 25 of those years. From 1991 until 1997, the series aired infrequently.
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1934
John Meillon
BirthMay 1934

John Meillon

John Meillon was born.
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