Joy Elaine Hruby was born on July 1, 1927, and died on February 21, 2017.
She was an Australian actress, comedian, TV presenter, producer, film-maker, author and agent with a career spanning more than 50 years.
She was the presenter and producer of her own program, Joy’s World, from 2004 and 2014, which was screened weekly on community television in Melbourne and Sydney, initially Channel 31, later TVS (Television Sydney).
Joy was married to the Czech pianist Denny Hruby, and their daughter is the actress, Anna Hruby, with their two other children, Frank and Janette, also working in the film industry.
Joy’s contribution to the arts and entertainment was recognized with an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the 2007 Queen’s New Years Honours List.
She also wrote a wartime memoir called Dubbo Dazzlers, that was published in 2003.
Joy Hruby passed away at 89 years old.