Dulcie McKie

Sign Singers at Telethon 1981

1981
The popular Sign Singers are the first act to perform at the 1981 Telethon Live at the Auckland Town Hall.
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June 27, 1981. Telethon LIVE at the Auckland Town Hall, with ‘I Hear Your Hand’. Introduced by Pernell Roberts – an American film star of the time, the popular Sign Singers were the opening act of 1981 Telethon, and the very first to contribute a donation with a $150.00 cheque presented by the group. The 1981 Telethon was for International Year of the Disabled and the event raised over $5 million for charities. Dresses were created by Dulcie McKie, who had an early career as a seamstress.

  1. Des Powell

  2. Dulcie McKie

  3. Edith Tabrar

  4. Hilary Beaton

  5. Josephine Beech

  6. Len Tabrar

  7. Lesley Schischka

  8. Sheila Claridge

  9. Susie Ovens

Donated by Dulcie McKie
Produced by Television New Zealand
Original format VHS
Reference number DM06-06-SP81
Sponsored by Darryl Alexander, Sara Pivac Alexander