Denise Drysdale

Denise Anne Christina Drysdale, (born 5 December 1948) is an Australian Gold Logie award winning television personality and comedian. She is often affectionately known as Ding-Dong. At about ten years of age, she began her television career with GTV9 in Melbourne, working in the junior ballet on the Tarax Show. Photographed at the time by a Channel Nine photographer, Drysdale went on to win the annual Girl of the Year Award with Everybody's in 1964. At age seventeen, Drysdale joined the new show Kommotion as a go-go girl, becoming Melbourne's first go-go dancer.

Despite not having previously sung professionally, Drysdale was invited to tour Australia with Ray Brown & The Whispers. She was then offered a recording contract and appeared in 26 episodes of the ABC's Dig We Must. Drysdale's popularity led to an invitation to perform for the troops in Vietnam for three weeks in late 1967, along with Patti Newton, the Strangers, and Doug Owen. In 1969, she went to the Far East to entertain American troops. In 1974, she became Ernie Sigley's barrel girl on The Ernie Sigley Show. It was here she gained the nickname Ding Dong. In 1975, Drysdale won the TV Week Gold Logie for the Most Popular Female Personality on Australian TV.

She won her second Gold Logie the following year. In the same period, she also won consecutive Silver Logies. Over the years, Drysdale has appeared regularly on numerous television shows including: The Norman Gunston Show, Celebrity Squares, Young Talent Time, Countdown,Division 4, Homicide and Bellbird. Drysdale has also worked in regional television in Victoria including guest appearances on BTV-6 Ballarat and hosting a morning magazine show on GLV-8 in the 1980s. As an actress, she has appeared in the movies, The Last of the Knucklemen, Snapshot, and Blowing Hot and Cold. In 2005, Channel 9 chose Denise as one of the most 50 important people on television for the last 50 years.
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Denise Drysdale Discography Tracks


L-25282 Denise Drysdale -  Denise  album art Denise Drysdale Denise (LP) Festival Records L-25282 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
6614 Denise Drysdale - "Two Beauts" album art Ernie* & Denise* Ernie* & Denise* - "Two Beauts"(Cass) Not On Label 6614 Australia 1990 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SPV 6001 Denise Drysdale Sunshine Shadows(7", Single) Phono Vox Records SPV 6001 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
Denise Drysdale - Hey Paula album art Ernie Sigley & Denise Drysdale Ernie Sigley & Denise Drysdale - Hey Paula (Single) Festival Records Australia 1974 Sell This Version
K-5746 Denise Drysdale - The Loving Song  album art Denise Drysdale The Loving Song (7", Single) Festival Records K-5746 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
K-5971 Denise Drysdale - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight / Rescue Me album art Denise Drysdale I'll Be Your Baby Tonight / Rescue Me(7", Single) Festival Records K-5971 Australia 1975 Sell This Version

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