Nancy Cato is perhaps best known for her hosting roles in the national children’s television series Magic Circle Club and Adventure Island from the sixties.
A professional actor from the age of seventeen, Nancy performed on the Melbourne stage and television before taking up her inaugural television hosting role at GMV-6 Shepparton. A move to Melbourne quickly followed to the newly-formed ATV-O which later became Channel TEN.
Nancy was confined to a wheel-chair for nearly two years as a paraplegic after a studio fall. Told she would never walk again, Nancy had a miraculous recovery and resumed her acting career on the ABC.
After attending London University, marrying and producing four children, Nancy worked theatrically with disadvantaged young people in the desert regions of Australia including Alice Springs. Many performers and theatregoers will remember her for her role in establishing and developing Chapel Off Chapel – a small Arts Centre in Prahran!
Nancy has recently written a one-hander play with actor/writer Tony Taylor that has been performed as a Reading in a small West End theatre.
Only this year, Nancy ‘came out’ in her blog ‘NancyRants’ as having been born with profound hearing loss.