Jimmy Hannan Biography – Jimmy Hannan Wiki
Jimmy Hannan was an Australian radio and television personality, variety show host, singer, actor and game show host.
Hannan’s first appearance on the small screen was as a 18-year-old, appearing on Name That Tune as a contestant in 1956.
From 1963 to 1967 Hannan hosted music show Saturday Date, which early on featured Olivia Newton-John and Billy Thorpe.
In 1965 Hannan won the Gold Logie for the most popular personality on Australian TV.
Hannan then went on to release his own record. “Beach Ball”, penned by Roger ‘Jimmy’ McGuinn, famously featured backing vocals from the Bee Gees, and reached number two on the Australian charts.
Aged 50 he retired to a farm in Bellingen, NSW, with his wife. In 2015, he donated a wealth of memorabilia to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), including photographs, audio recordings, film and video recordings, scripts and sheet music.
According to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, at the height of his career in the mid-1970s, Hannan was recording 13 television appearances a week, plus radio in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Jimmy Hannan Age
He was born on August 25, 1934 in Australia. He died on January 7, 2019 in Bellingen, New South Wales.
Jimmy Hannan Wife
He was married to his wife Joanne Goode. They met when he was singing in the big band.
Jimmy Hannan Children
Jimmy and his wife Joanne had four children.
Jimmy Hannan Family
He was married to his wife Joanne Goode from 1959 to his death on January 7, 2019. They had four children among them two daaughters, Melissa Hannan and Emily Gillman.
Jimmy Hannan Daughter
Hannan’s daughter, Melissa Hannan, won the Miss Australia title in 1981 and was also in the Miss World competition held in London.
Jimmy Hannan Death
He died on 7 January 2019 aged 84 in Bellingen, New South Wales. His daughter Emily Gillman told Nine, “He passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer. He was 84 so he had a fantastic life.” He was surrounded by family.
— Nine News Queensland (@9NewsQueensland) January 7, 2019
Jimmy Hannan Cause of Death
His cause of death was cancer.
Jimmy Hannan Height
He stood at a height of 6 feet 1 inche (1.85 m).
Jimmy Hannan Net Worth
He had an estimated net worth of $ 1.4 Million.