Bruce Mansfield, Australian radio and television personality, Died at 71

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Bruce Mansfield was born on April 24, 1944, and died on April 17, 2016.

He was an Australian television and radio personality and narrator.

Bruce started in radio at age 16, when he won a junior announcer’s competition at the 3UZ radio station in 1960.

At the time, the prize was 100 pounds ($200) and a week on-air.

Mansfield then joined 3KZ in 1962 as a panel operator and late night announcer.

Mansfield joined 3XY presenting the mid-morning program, in 1964.

During 1968, Bruce changed to television and appeared on Graham Kennedy’s In Melbourne Tonight on the Nine Network’s Melbourne station, GTV-9.

Mansfield was also known for his portrayal of the Chinese Superman on Channel 9’s Cartoon Corner.

He was sacked from 3AW over allegations that he gave on-air interviews in exchange for free goods and services, in 1999, in a later development in the cash-for-comment investigations conducted by the then Australian Broadcasting Authority.

Bruce then went on to present an afternoon program, Mansfield’s Melbourne, on 3AK in 2000, before returning to his former role as Nightline and Remember When co-host on 3AW in 2001.

Himself along with on-air partner, Philip Brady, won the Australian Commercial Radio Award for Best Networked Program (Nightline), in 2003.

Bruce Mansfield passed away at 71 yrs old.