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BELONGS TO FAMOUS THEATRICAL FAMILY
L-EG. GOLDSWORTHY, who plays the male character part in the A.B.C.'s 'Gently, Bent li«v' f st.-irrinf' Dick Bentlcv. Fri
day?, 7.15 p.m. E.S.T., A.B.C. Rcgionals), is descended from a famous American theatrical fanv ily, the Booths. ''I'm not quite sure who was the best-known of them,' says Reg. 'It's a toss-up between the most distinguished actor of the
family, Edwin Thomas Booth and his notor ious brother, John Wilkes Booth, who nssussi n a t e d President Alv r a Ii a m Lin coln.' Rcr is a
South Australian, who * iniprat* rd' to the Eastern States after he was invalided from the R.A.A.F. in 1'J-K*. With his discharge he u-a* iiiwii a mil ticket to Sydney. Tl.eri' were no sleepers in the
ciowdcd war-time trains, so he decided to get off at Melbourne. The next day he was offered, and accepted, a radio engage ment, with the result that he stopped in Melbourne for live years. It was during this time that he first acted with Dick Bcntley, and appeared in soirn; editions of 'The Dick Bentley After'Dinncr Show', when it was broadcast from Melbourne. In 1948 Reg. Goldswortln1 continued his trip to Sydney, where he again entered the act inR world. Until recently he ha ? restricted himself to radio work in dramatic plays and serials. He is frequently heard in A.B.C. plays, and serial fans will place him as Beau Sinclair in the A.B.C. serial, 'Stranger Come In'. He recently returned to A.B.C. Variety, with parts in 'Open the Door. Ritchard' and 'Look Up rind Laugh'. And now he is one of the featured players in 'Gent- ly. Bentlev'.