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Alice Fraser


Wellington-born Alice Kemp, NZOM, took her stage name from her step-grandfather — Prime Minister Peter Fraser. At 16 she moved to London to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She worked in theatre, film and television (including a role in Crossroads). Returning home in 1977, she began an extended run on soap Close to Home, as Lorraine. She was nominated for a starring role as Maisy in married couple comedy Bert and Maisy, and for her work in classic movie Ngati. Fraser also acted in Country GP and in Wellington theatre. Fraser died on 28 October 2004, at the age of 70.

She was unbelievably glamorous and sexy. She had a beautiful, fragile sense. Miranda Harcourt talking about Alice Fraser in the Dominion Post