VETERAN Australian actress Penne Hackforth-Jones lost her battle with cancer on the weekend.
The US-born star first appeared on Australian television screens in the 70s and became a favourite in a host of popular-home-grown dramas, including A Country Practice and Mother and Son.
In more recent years she was a regular on All Saints and Dr Blake Mysteries.
She also wrote a well-read blog and published a biography on her great-grandmother.
Earlier this year, Hackforth-Jones was diagnosed with lung cancer.
She died on Saturday aged 64.
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