Dot Dawson, the widow of country music legend Smoky Dawson, had died at the age of 104.

She passed away in her sleep at a Sydney nursing home on Wednesday evening.

Dot was born Florence Cheers in Maryborough in Victoria in 1906.

She was one of the first women broadcasters who worked for the ABC during the Second World War as well as a radio actress, producer and drama coach in her own right. She also helped establish Melbourne's Carols by Candlelight in the 1930s to raise funds for polio victims.

The other half of one of the most long-lived love stories in Australian showbusiness, Dot married Smoky Dawson in 1944.


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