Another performer from my youth has passed away. For those of us alive in the 1970's her anthemic song "I Am Woman" was all over the airwaves. She had 6 Top 10 hits and three reached No.1. A small scale biopic of her entitled, unsurprisingly, "I Am Woman" was released in late 2019 to fair reviews. She appeared in a few movies, most notably the 1977 version of "Pete's Dragon". Plus, of course, her 'singing Nun' cameo in "Airport 1975" was lampooned mercilessly in "Flying High".

She was from a 'show business' family and was on the fading vaudeville circuit aged 4. Her half sister and nephew are well known performers in Australia.