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Mr. Compton Coutts

Mr. Compton Coutts, a leading figure in broadcasting and theatrical circles, died at lils home, George parade, Melbourne, yesterday. He was aged 53 years. Begin- ning lils stage career with a small tour- ing company In England Mr. Coutts played in every part of Great Britain. Later he toured America, South Africa, and the

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Mr. COMPTON

COUTTS

East rrom Japan he carne to Aus- tralia where he was -issoclatcd with the Fullei brothci s nnd J C Williamson Ltd He acted also in the fllm The Adorable Outcast

which was made In Fiji bj one of the first Australian pic

ture-producing com

panics, ne was em- ployed until his death by the Aus

trallan Broadcasting Commission m wie production of wireless entertainments, and was also the producer for the Cairns Memorial Pla>crs That amateur com- pany's success at the Centenary Drama Testlval last >cai was said to be largely GUC to Mi Compton Coutts's work In the production ol 'Outward Bound," with which it won the competition Mr Coutts was to have continued producing for the Cairns Memorial Playeis this year Mr Coutts had no relatives living in Aus

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