A Tribute to Val Jellay

Val Jellay was best known for her role as Nancy Buckley in the television series The Flying Doctors, where she starred alongside husband Maurie Fields.

In a Twitter post, Jellay’s comedian son Marty Fields said his mother died of pneumonia on Saturday, aged 89.

Jellay was born in 1927 and began performing in vaudeville before moving to television.

As well as The Flying Doctors, she appeared in a number of other television series, including Prisoner, Neighbours and Homicide and was a regular on Good Morning Australia.

She was married to Maurie Fields from 1960 until Fields died in 1995.

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