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Bert Newton was born on July 23, 1938 and is 84 years old now.
Birthday: July 23, 1938
How Old - Age: 84
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Bert Newton - Biography
Albert Watson "Bert" Newton, AM, MBE (born 23 July 1938), is an Australian entertainer and radio, theatre and television personality/presenter, known for hosting television series such as In Melbourne Tonight, Good Morning Australia, and 20 to 1. Newton has hosted the Logie Awards on numerous occasions through his career, and is a four time recipient of the Gold Logie and a Hall of Fame inductee. He is known for his collaborations with Graham Kennedy and Don Lane. He started in radio broadcasting, before becoming a star and fixure of Australian television since its inception in 1956, and is considered an industry pioneer, along with his wife Australian singer Patti Newton, the duo are generally considered to be showbiz royalty.
Newton was born in Fitzroy, an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia. He had three brothers (Tom, Jack and Bob) and a sister (Alice). He was educated at St Joseph's Marist Brothers Roman Catholic college. In his early years he had thoughts of entering the priesthood and is still an active Roman Catholic.
Newton was reputed to have lived at home with his mother until the age of 36, prompting widespread gossip that he was gay. In 1974 he married Patti McGrath, a co-worker. The Newtons have a son, Matthew, and a daughter, Lauren. Matthew Newton is an actor and has appeared in a number of Australian films and television dramas. Lauren Newton married swimmer Matt Welsh.
In November 2012, Newton underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery having been admitted to hospital twice in the twelve months prior. Having suffered a bout of pneumonia, Bert Newton was admitted to hospital and then later discharged.